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SEIDMAN: Today's Smokers Are Having a Harder Time Quitting -- What Changed? | Dr. Daniel Seidman

many tobacco companies reengineered cigarettes to more efficiently deliver the nicotine that keeps their customers coming back (1,2). This is called the "yield." Increased yield means smokers, even if they smoke fewer cigarettes per day, still get plenty
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 4, 2015 16:00
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[Asia, India] Never planned to quit smoking: Anonymous confession of nicotine addict

Post World No Tobacco Day (May 31), here is an anonymous confession of a nicotine addict, or what everyone else calls a chain-smoker. I don’t have a terminal disease. I didn’t quit on my doctor’s insistence or my family’s emotional blackmail. I am not r
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:56
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[Canada] Tasha Kheiriddin: A $15 billion award against Big Tobacco should make other industries very nervous

it would open the floodgates to litigation against any company which did not "disclose" that its product could negatively impact health if consumed in great quantities, despite such knowledge being disseminated by the media or other means. Then there's th
National Post (ca)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:00
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[Canada] NOTRE CABINET NOS RECOURS COLLECTIFS / DÉPENDANCE À LA NICOTINE [Our asset class actions: NICOTINE ADDICTION]

judge sentences the three defendants to pay more than $ 15 billion in punitive and moral damages... the members of the appeal "CQTS-Blais" will receive $ 80,000 or $ 100,000 per case of lung cancer or throat and emphysema victims, $ 24,000 or $ 30,000, pl
TRUDEL JOHNSTON & LESPÉRANCE (ca)
added Jun 2, 2015 07:08
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[Australia] What’s next for tobacco control? A smoke-free generation

Tasmania has smoking rates 50% higher than elsewhere in Australia.... The tobacco-free generation is a cry from the heart from people who have had enough. Those backing the amendment include many Tasmanian health professionals and advocates who are fed up
The Conversation (au)
added May 27, 2015 16:44
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LETTER: Using Science to Fight Climate Change

As a 20-year-old cigarette smoker, I told myself that medical research was likely to cure lung cancer by the time I was old enough to get sick; it took me two decades to quit. We are as addicted to carbon use as I was to cigarettes, and elevating geoengi
New York Times
added May 27, 2015 10:23
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NOCERA: Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine

“We need a national debate on nicotine,”...Zeller told me....he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks...“This issue isn’t e-cigarettes,” said Mitch Zeller. “It’s nicotine.”
New York Times
added May 26, 2015 09:40
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Win in Widow's $9M COPD Suit Highlights Engle Review for the Week of May 18

The six-member jury needed about three hours to reach a verdict for the tobacco maker, finding that Ethel Gray’s husband, Willie Gray, had not been addicted to Reynolds cigarettes. Addiction is one of several elements Engle progeny plaintiffs must prove.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2015 16:00
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Cigarette Packages Must Admit Addictive Intent, Not Deception

must say on cigarette packages that they’re “intentionally designed” to ensure addiction, a federal appeals court said. The companies, however, don’t have to say they lied about the dangers of smoking. That’s the decision of a Washington-based appeals cou
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:22
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Nicotine and Nicotinic Receptors in Disease and Therapy

Nicotine acts on the cholinergic system; it is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, hence the name of these receptors. The endogenous agonist of nicotinic receptors is acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system
Brain Blogger (Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF))
added May 20, 2015 11:47
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