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[Ireland] When smoking is good for your mental health

But sometimes it's a blessing. I can get away from people. As the years roll on, my tolerance level for bores is waning and I find myself going into a zone where I'm not even listening. Just nodding with a glazed stare. And then I excuse myself and go ou
Irish Independent (ie)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:25

Resurgence of anorexic symptoms during smoking cessation in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa: An unseen problem?—Report of two cases

This report describes a resurgence of anorexic symptoms during a smoking cessation program in two patients with a history of anorexia nervosa. These two events were identified among patients lost to follow-up by using a strategy implemented to limit early
International Journal of Eating Disorders
added Aug 26, 2015 23:12

Anorexia Resurgence Can Occur After Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation may be associated with resurgence of anorexic symptoms in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa, according to a clinical case report published in the September issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Doctors Lounge
added Aug 26, 2015 23:10

[UK] Smoking 'leads to a pot belly': Scientists find link between the habit and more fat being stored in central areas of the body

Scientists at University of Glasgow found smoking is linked to pot bellies It tends to push fat into central areas resulting in bigger stomach, they say They analysed smoking habits, waist size and weight of 150,000 people Data showed overall BMI in heav
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 20, 2015 14:19

Heavier smoking may lead to a relative increase in waist circumference: evidence for a causal relationship from a Mendelian randomisation meta-analysis. The CARTA consortium [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions For a given BMI, a gene variant associated with increased cigarette consumption was associated with increased waist circumference. Smoking in an effort to control weight may lead to accumulation of central adiposity.
BMJ Open (uk)
added Aug 20, 2015 10:11

[UK] Heavy smokers more likely to develop fat stomachs, says new research

Scientists at the University of Glasgow found that while smoking might be associated with lower overall weight, it tends to push fat into central areas resulting in a bigger stomach - an unhealthy apple shape, rather than a healthy pear shape.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 20, 2015 10:06

[New Zealand] Carrick Graham: Without Apologies

MP Katherine Rich. Dirty Politics claimed a series of emails showed numerous attacks on public health scientists initiated by Rich as CEO of the Food and Grocery Council, the trade body for tobacco...These hits were...turned into toxic words by Graham and
Metro Magazine (nz)
added Aug 18, 2015 10:26
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[UK] Worried you'll get fat when you quit smoking? People with 25-a-day habit and smokers who are obese 'gain up to 1.5st after stubbing out their addiction'

‘Being able to easily identify smokers who may gain more weight when they quit is important so that we can work with patients to tailor their treatment plan.’ They analysed data from 12,204 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Su
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 14, 2015 21:02
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[UK] Key to stop cravings for cigarettes, food, sex and drugs is playing Tetris says scientists

Psychologists asked dozens of students to report whenever they felt a craving and how strong the feeling was - before reporting back again in 15 minutes time. Half the participants were given an iPod to play the block-shifting game Tetris between report
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Aug 13, 2015 13:02

[Pennsylvania] Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting

the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight
Penn State University
added Aug 13, 2015 12:45
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