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[China] Can't quit smoking? 'Pleasure gene' that regulates the reward hormone 'makes it harder for some smokers to stub out their habit'

The gene in question, dubbed Taq1A, plays a role in processing dopamine, a hormone in the brain which is associated with pleasure and reward, and is released when a person smokes. Scientists at Zhejiang University in China found those people with variat
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:36

The Unintended Consequences of Countermarketing Strategies: How Particular Antismoking Measures May Shift Consumers to More Dangerous Cigarettes

we find that excise taxes levied on a per pack basis rather than based on nicotine levels often shift consumers to more dangerous products.
Marketing Science
added Oct 29, 2015 12:22

[Togo] E-cigarettes connected to problematic drinking, study finds

Using e-cigarettes is related to problematic drinking, according to new research published in Addictive Behaviors...say it's crucial to consider the knock-on effects of e-cigarette use when evaluating their safety, not just their direct health effects.
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 29, 2015 08:19

The Reinforcing Effects of Nicotine in Humans and Nonhuman Primates: A Review of Intravenous Self-Administration Evidence and Future Directions for Research [FREE FULL TEXT]

Further research using nonhuman primates examining the threshold reinforcing doses of IV nicotine that are required to initiate and maintain self-administration...will inform the FDA in its mission to promote public health through the regulation of tobacc
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 12, 2015 12:05

[UK] Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

what about making them less addictive? The idea was first proposed in 1994 by two American researchers, Benowitz and Henningfield, who were trying to convince the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Oct 2, 2015 11:35

8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

People in addiction-treatment programs are about two to three times more likely to smoke than other people, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed 54 studies that included more than 37,000 people in 20 countries and found that 84 percent of those in tr
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 25, 2015 08:08

Around The World, Those Treated for Addiction Far More Likely to Smoke

People in addiction treatment programs around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction... “When people come into treatment for drugs and alcohol, we are not treating another addiction that has
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Sep 22, 2015 17:18

[California] Dodgers OK with city's push to ban smokeless tobacco

“Good. Ban it. Do me a favor,” said Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell, a dedicated tobacco user since his college days. Howell admits he doesn’t have the self-discipline to quit the smokeless habit... The Dodgers issued a release supporting the council’s mot
Orange County (CA) Register
added Sep 10, 2015 09:21

Progression to traditional cigarettes after electronic cigarette use in young people

A new study of U.S. adolescents and young people suggests that using electronic cigarettes was associated with progression to traditional cigarette smoking, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Some studies suggest e-cigarettes ma
added Sep 8, 2015 12:56

Researchers identify genetic clues associated with cigarette addiction

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy have identified specific sets of genetic variants that are significantly associated with cigarette addiction. Pinpointing these genetic variants could eventually assist in identifying
Medical Xpress (
added Sep 2, 2015 15:00
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