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Potential Therapeutic Application for Nicotinic Receptor Drugs in Movement Disorders

drugs targeting CNS cholinergic systems may be useful for symptomatic treatment of movement disorders. Nicotinic cholinergic drugs, including nicotine and selective nAChR receptor agonists, reduce L-dopa-induced dyskinesias, as well as antipsychotic-induc
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2018 17:13
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A Narrative Review of Intensive Group Tobacco Treatment: Clinical, Research, and U.S. Policy Recommendations

Best practice group treatments for tobacco dependence are generalizable from research to clinical settings and likely to be at least as effective as intensive individual treatment. The added advantages of efficiency and cost-effectiveness can be signific
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2018 17:11
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Distress Intolerance and Smoking Topography in the Context of a Biological Challenge

Findings suggest DI heightens smoking reinforcement generally, and in the context of intense cardiorespiratory distress, is associated with stable and persistent smoking. DI is a promising therapeutic target that, if addressed through psychological inter
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2018 17:11
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Enhanced Sensory–Cognitive Processing by Activation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

This review highlights the therapeutic potential of activating nAChRs in the cerebral cortex to enhance cognitive function. Future work also must determine the contributions of relatively rare but important nAChR subtypes, potentially to develop more sel
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2018 17:10
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Effects of menthol flavor cigarettes or total urinary menthol on biomarkers of nicotine and carcinogenic exposure and behavioral measures

Conclusions Urinary menthol is an independent predictive biomarker for nicotine dependence, addictive and carcinogenic exposure, and behaviors.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2018 17:09
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Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation Hikes Diabetes Risk -- But Not to Worry

Although weight gain associated with smoking cessation is a genuine risk factor for developing diabetes, the increase is temporary and the benefits of quitting far outweigh the metabolic risks, researchers said. Diabetes risk peaked 5 to 7 years after q
MedPage Today
added Aug 20, 2018 17:08
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The Effect of Price on the Consumption of Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes

smokers’ response to price points when purchasing cigarettes may extend to LNC if these were commercially available. Differential cigarettes prices based on nicotine content may result in voluntary selection of less addicting products.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2018 17:08
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E-CIGARETTES SHAPED LIKE USB FLASH DRIVES: INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS (PDF)

BOTTOM LINE? A new e-cigarette shaped like a USB flash drive is being used by students in schools. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25. The use of any tobacco product — including e-cigarett
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Aug 20, 2018 16:28
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Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free

Have you seen your kid’s USB flash drive lately? It could actually be an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) containing nicotine. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students, and USB-shaped e-cigarett
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Aug 20, 2018 16:25
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[Minnesota] E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

But as scientists scramble to study the trendy devices, they are discovering more reasons that they should be approached with caution. The latest findings of a small study from the University of Minnesota suggest that vaping may raise levels of DNA-dam
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 20, 2018 16:22
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