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An enzymatic approach reverses nicotine dependence, decreases compulsive-like intake, and prevents relapse [FREE FULL TEXT]

Chronic administration of NicA2-J1, an engineered nicotine-degrading enzyme that was originally isolated from Pseudomonas putida S16, completely prevented nicotine from reaching the brain and reversed somatic signs of withdrawal
Science Advances (Science Magazine)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:38
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Scientists Closer to Drug That Cuts Nicotine Dependence

Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers. The scientists gave the enzyme to nicotine-dependent rats and found it broke down nicotine in the bloodstream before it could reach the brain. This quickly
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 17, 2018 20:49
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AHA: Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking

The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive -- reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store and buy a pack of cigarettes, no questions asked.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 17, 2018 20:48
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Is nicotine addiction linked to cannabinoid receptors in the brain?

The human brain contains specialized neurons that respond to cannabinoids. A reduction in the number of working cannabinoid receptors has been linked to both marijuana and alcohol dependence. However, many patients with psychiatric disorders also smoke t
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:16
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LETTER: PROCTOR: Acting Now Is Urgent: Commentary on Zeller

Cigarette makers were never able to make combustible cigarettes “cancer free,” but now at least we have the power to make them addiction free. It’s a small and simple step in the direction of genuine harm reduction—which could easily save millions of liv
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2018 18:41
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LETTER: WARNER: The Nicotine Continuum and Regulation: Additional Challenges to Converting an Important Concept into Policy: Commentary on Zeller

Mitch Zeller is a tobacco control visionary. He and his colleagues are trying to figure out how to convert that vision into meaningful regulation. The real challenge is to do that in a complicated bureaucracy subject to profound political obstacles to se
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2018 18:44
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LETTER: Considerations for High-Risk Populations: Response to Zeller’s The Future of Nicotine Regulation: Key Questions and Challenges

Given the complexity and multilayered nature of smoking, and challenges in achieving long-term cessation in these groups, it is important that VLNC cigarettes are part of a multifaceted, comprehensive approach to talking tobacco use among high-risk popul
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2018 18:43
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Winners and Losers: Communicating the Potential Impacts of Policies: Commentary on Zeller

In sum, aggregates such as net public health impact are convenient for cost-benefit analysis but may not weight outcomes consistent with individual values. Research can identify the interests of key audiences, for example, the key outcomes and affected p
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2018 18:43
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LETTER: MYERS: The Debate About Nicotine Regulation: Commentary on Zeller

Gottlieb has set in motion a discussion that has the potential to save millions of lives. The challenge is for his agency to put in place and rigorously enforce the rules that are needed to maximize the positive effect of what he has proposed and allay co
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2018 18:39
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LETTER: The Debate About Nicotine Addiction and the Role of Medicinal Products: Commentary on Zeller

A potential compromise is to allow nicotine products with high appeal and addiction liability similar to cigarettes to be approved as medicinal products which may limit the appeal among youth and require a different approach to marketing. Adults who are
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2018 18:36
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