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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Dec 14, 2017 00:12
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Brain Responses to Cigarette-Related and Emotional Images in Smokers During Smoking Cessation: No Effect of Varenicline or Bupropion on the Late Positive Potential

Bupropion and varenicline do not alter electrophysiological responses, as measured by the LPP, to cigarette-related and emotional images. These findings help explain why cigarette-related cues can trigger relapse when smoking cessation medication treatme
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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An exome-wide association study identifies new susceptibility loci for age of smoking initiation in African- and European-American populations

PITRM1 and DHRS7 for African American smokers and DDR2 for European American smokers are new candidate genes for smoking initiation. These genes represent new additions to smoking initiation, an important but less studied phenotype in nicotine dependence
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 12, 2017 01:05
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Are Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes Turning Teens into Smokers?

Researchers have recently speculated that e-cigarette nicotine levels may be the culprit. Nicotine, the main constituent of combustible cigarettes, is responsible for smoking dependence—especially during the early teenage years, which denote a critical d
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:09
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A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?

“But I think that the order in which you’re going to do drugs will have an impact on whether you’re going to do other drugs.” Though Dr. Kandel’s most recent research dealt only with nicotine and alcohol, she said she is currently wrapping up a similar s
New York Times
added Dec 7, 2017 19:45
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FDA seeks new ways to unhook smokers

The agency’s new Nicotine Steering Committee will explore new options for safe and effective smoking cessation. The agency plans to seek public input at a Jan. 26 hearing, the Washington Post reported.
The Business Journals
added Dec 7, 2017 13:35
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[UK] Propensity for smoking linked to molecules in specific brain regions, say scientists

By creating a map of the brain based on post mortem tissue samples, researchers have been able to understand why certain behaviours – including smoking – are linked with certain brain areas. “We studied the molecular makeup of the brain and isolated tho
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 17:01
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[Florida] LETTER: Smoking dangers should spark legislative action | Letters

States and/or the federal government should pass laws banning cigarette smoking without a doctor's written permission. Provide a five-year period before such laws take effect. You would think 438,000 people killed by cigarettes annually would wake us up.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Dec 1, 2017 02:30
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[Florida] Link Between Tobacco Messaging and Smoker's Heart Disease Debated, as Trial Against Philip Morris Opens

Attorneys last week debated what role, if any, nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing played in a Florida man’s death from complications related to heart disease, as trial began against Philip Morris. Bryant v. Philip Morris, 2015CA001691.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 15:45
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Teens, are you listening? Big Tobacco admits smoking is “highly addictive.”

Big Tobacco has gotten rich off of shotgun store and magazine marketing that strikes and preys upon the still maturing and gullible adolescent mind. For example, take a look at cigarette ads inside magazines in your school library. Look closely at magaz
whyquit.com
added Nov 30, 2017 04:43
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