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[Washington] Hooked on nicotine gum and worried about the health risks

Q: I quit smoking six years ago by using nicotine gum. The trouble is, I haven’t quit the gum....experts are not sure whether long-term use of nicotine gum poses serious health risks. You may find that switching to a nicotine patch makes it easier to gra
Seattle (WA) Times
added Aug 8, 2016 14:01

[Switzerland] People with Epilepsy are more likely to be Smokers, Study Suggests

There is a strong correlation between epilepsy and smoking according to a study of people living in French-speaking Switzerland. Although it has yet to be established whether or not epilepsy actually causes smoking, there appears to be a genetic link bet
Epilepsy Research UK (uk)
added Jul 21, 2016 22:35

Could the secret to quitting drinking or smoking be an implant in the brain that controls cravings?

Scientists are trialling the pioneering technique which involves implanting a tiny, programmable device into the brain. The implant targets the part of the brain responsible for controlling cravings and also helps to reduce levels of stress, which can w
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 15, 2016 03:08

Estimating the number of quit attempts it takes to quit smoking successfully in a longitudinal cohort of smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

Previous estimates of number of quit attempts required to quit may be underestimating the average number of attempts as these estimates excluded smokers who have greater difficulty quitting and relied on lifetime recall of number of attempts. Understandin
BMJ Open (uk)
added Jun 23, 2016 21:16

[UK] 59% of smokers think public vaping leads kids to try it

The British public and smokers in particular are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes and confused about their safety, according to exclusive research conducted by Allen Carr Addiction Clinics, with 47% of people claiming they view e-cigarettes as the
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added May 30, 2016 15:09

[UK] Swapping one vice for another? Ex-smokers who end up becoming ADDICTED to nicotine gum

His case is far from unusual. While gum was meant to bridge the gap between addiction and freedom for smokers, many have trouble weaning themselves off it. They now have a new addiction: to gum, with 10 per cent chewing it four times longer than they sho
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 25, 2016 13:10

Cessation of alcohol consumption decreases rate of nicotine metabolism in male alcohol-dependent smokers

The results support the idea that chronic alcohol abuse may increase the rate of nicotine metabolism, which then decreases over time after alcohol cessation. This information may help to inform future smoking cessation interventions in this population.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added May 3, 2016 18:19

[Poland] Heavy drinking may make it harder to quit smoking

Alcohol-dependent people quickly process nicotine in their bodies and that may make it more difficult to quit smoking, suggests a small study of Polish men. “We didn’t measure what was happening when people were drinking, but after they stopped, their el
added May 3, 2016 18:17

[Australia] Army did not cause soldier's smoking-related diseases, tribunal finds

Once he joined the army, others would offer him cigarettes, he argued. He said the instructors were smokers, and during breaks the instructors would stand with the other smokers. He said people would be "lighting up every chance they got".
The Age (au)
added Apr 24, 2016 18:22

Differences in Longer-Term Smoking Abstinence After Treatment by Specialist or Nonspecialist Advisors: Secondary Analysis of Data From a Relapse Prevention Trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions: People who receive support to stop smoking from a specialist appear to be at lower risk of relapse than those receiving support from a nonspecialist advisor.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 9, 2016 14:14
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