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Why do teens still smoke? On addiction, advertising, and the rise of e-cigarettes

Why teens smoke at all is a question that public health advocates have been scratching their heads over since the 1960s— when a U.S. Surgeon General’s report exposed the health risks of smoking— and even more so since the 1970s, when the federal governme
Fox News
added Jan 26, 2015 17:05
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Evaluation of a Novel Nicotine Inhaler Device: Part 2—Effect on Craving and Smoking Urges [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions: The novel device was at least as effective as the Nicorette® Inhalator (10mg) in relieving craving and smoking urges and was statistically superior at certain timepoints and in an overall craving AUC analysis, despite lower total nicotine exp
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 2, 2015 12:58
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Evaluation of a Novel Nicotine Inhaler Device: Part 1—Arterial and Venous Pharmacokinetics [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusion: The novel inhaler device delivers nicotine rapidly into the systemic circulation and offers a viable alternative to cigarettes for those finding it difficult to quit the behavioral and sensorial aspects of smoking.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 2, 2015 12:56
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Specific brain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

a new study suggests there are specific neurons in the brain's reward system that are active during both use of and withdrawal from nicotine.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 19, 2014 15:47
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[UK] Studies of 'vaping' brain may offer clues on smoking addiction

British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes. In a small pilot study, the researchers used
Reuters
added Nov 11, 2014 06:17
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[Australia] Up in smoke: how imaging is changing the perceptions of nicotine addiction

study will follow 144 people... By monitoring brain activity, the researchers will be able to look back on the participants’ initial performance and determine which regions of the brain function more or less effectively in those who make the transition to
The Age (au)
added Nov 10, 2014 16:09
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Tobacco Smoking, Nicotine Dependence, and Patterns of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample

These findings indicate that smokers are not a homogeneous group with regard to risk for opioid misuse, and support the utility of comprehensive smoking assessment in the context of opioid-based treatment/tapering.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 25, 2014 21:17
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Paradise Lost: The relationships between neurological and psychological changes in nicotine-dependent patients

As long as smokers remain unaware of the effects of nicotine on their ability to experience happiness from ordinary pleasures, it is understandable for them to smoke cigarettes for instant gratification, even if short-lived. It is also understandable for
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Oct 12, 2014 12:22
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[Arizona] Smokers can't count on being protected under state, federal law

Although 29 states and the District of Columbia offer legal protections to tobacco smokers, Arizona is not one of them. Similarly, tobacco smokers are not expressly protected under any federal laws. That said, a smoker suffering from "nicotine addiction"
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Oct 7, 2014 17:39
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E-Cigarettes May Promote Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug”—a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine—according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
added Sep 5, 2014 12:48
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