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Brain Circuitry Behind Cigarette Cravings Revealed

Addiction to cigarettes and other drugs may result from abnormal wiring in the brain's frontal cortex, an area critical for self-control, a new study finds.
LiveScience.com (Yahoo!)
added Jan 29, 2013 14:03
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Trends in cigarette consumption and time to first cigarette on awakening from 2002 to 2015 in the USA: new insights into the ongoing tobacco epidemic

smokers today are consuming fewer CPD, yet are increasingly likely to have their first cigarette earlier on awakening than they were a decade ago. Intervention and outreach efforts aimed at moving the prevalence lower may benefit from evaluating and addre
Tobacco Control
added Aug 13, 2017 02:11
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Florida Jury Awards Smoker’s Widow $858,209 In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded a woman $858,209 in compensatory damages after finding that her husband’s cancer and death was caused by his addiction to cigarettes (Joy Lawrence v. R.J. Reynolds, No. 2009-CA-000178, Fla. 5th Jud. Cir. Marion Co.). VIDEO OF THE TRIAL IS AVAILABL
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2017 14:57
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Dependence symptoms and cessation intentions among US adult daily cigarette, cigar, and e-cigarette users, 2012-2013 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Dual cigarette and cigar users show evidence of greater dependence symptoms and dual cigarette and e-cigarette users show evidence of greater dependence symptoms and cessation intentions compared with exclusive cigarette smokers. A sizeable number of use
BioMed Central (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 13:08
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[Canada] What's the key to quitting smoking? KEEP TRYING! Average smoker takes 30 attempts to kick the habit

'For so long we've been talking about five to seven attempts to quit. 'For us (the numbers) were a lot higher.'.. When the study began in 2005, participants reported how many times they recalled ever making a serious attempt to quit smoking, and at eac
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 23, 2016 21:20
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Health Canada looks at forcing tobacco companies to make cigarettes less addictive

Regulating changes to the chemical make-up of tobacco is one of the ideas being debated as part of the so-called smoking “endgame” – tactics to push smoking rates below the stubborn 15-20% they’ve hovered around for years.
National Post (ca)
added Apr 21, 2016 10:57
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes $28M For Mom's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

the tobacco company hooked her into becoming a "perfect customer" who chain-smoked for more than three decades...told jurors during closing arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Lynda Tognoli was hopelessly addicted and displayed withdrawal symptoms every tim
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 22:39
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[Massachusetts] PHAI Takes Cigarette Companies to Court

its newly formed Center for Public Health Litigation has filed lawsuits against two major tobacco companies and several local distributors on behalf of the families of two former smokers who suffered devastating disease from smoking cigarettes. “This is
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:08
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Hit With $3M Punitive Verdict ($$)

ordered each of the companies to pay $1.5 million in punitive damages in the suit brought by Rose Pollari after slapping them earlier this week with $10 million in compensatory damages in the case. The jury had found that Pollari's husband Paul Pollari
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:21
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[Florida] Testimonies begin in Charlotte Co. tobacco lawsuit

We were in the courtroom Friday...The first witness called was addiction specialist Dr. Jack Henningfield. Donald McMannis counted on Henningfield's testimony to convince jurors that two of America's biggest tobacco companies are responsible for the de
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 6, 2015 20:35
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