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Could nostalgia make smokers quit? Reminding them of happy memories from their childhood may encourage them to ditch the habit

Reminding smokers of childhood memories could inspire them to quit, research reveals. Tugging at smokers' heartstrings may encourage them to ditch the habit more than graphic anti-smoking campaigns. Playing on personal memories causes smokers to feel e
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 19, 2017 02:08

Smoking Cigarettes May Prevent Anemia, Plus Nicotine Benefits For Schizophrenia, Parkinson's Disease

but there are also rare circumstances under which it can actually serve as medicine. Scientists have recently uncovered one such situation: a father and daughter in Germany with an anemia-causing genetic mutation. According to a study in The Journal of B
Medical Daily
added Feb 17, 2017 22:42

Smokers' memories could help them quit

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers' memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study...Advertisers often use nostalgia-evoking messages to promote consumer products, and that tactic could be just as effectiv
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 17, 2017 20:13

Perinatal nicotine exposure impairs the maturation of glutamatergic inputs in the auditory brainstem

Maternal smoking causes chronic nicotine exposure during early development and results in auditory processing deficits including delayed speech development and learning difficulties. Using a mouse model of chronic, perinatal nicotine exposure we explored
Journal of Physiology
added Feb 16, 2017 00:56

[Texas] Depression linked to e-cigarette use among college students

“This is the first study to establish a longitudinal relationship between elevated depressive symptoms and e-cigarette use,” said lead author Frank Bandiera, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental S
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53

Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging and hold off Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Texas A&M found that, when given independently from tobacco, the maligned chemical helps protect the aging brain and may even hold off Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Apparently nicotine’s protective abilities may have someth
Miami (FL) Herald
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53

Nicotine changes how nicotinic receptors are grouped on brain cells

The group explored whether nicotine exposure increases the total number of nicotinic receptors on cell surfaces and if it changes the way the receptor is grouped. "To do this, we use custom-built microscopes to expose our samples to laser excitation whil
added Feb 14, 2017 00:12

Depressive Symptoms Predict Current E-Cigarette Use Among College Students in Texas

study indicates that depressive symptoms predict subsequent e-cigarette use and not vice versa. Future studies are needed to replicate current findings and also further establish the mechanisms for causality, which could inform Food and Drug Administratio
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 14, 2017 00:00

Depression linked to e-cigarette use among college students

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), published today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, found a connection between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students. "This is th
added Feb 13, 2017 23:58
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Changes in Veteran Tobacco Use Identified in Electronic Medical Records

High annual cessation rates may reflect the older age and greater comorbidities of the cohort or the intensive cessation efforts of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The lower cessation and higher relapse rates in psychiatric and substance use dis
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Feb 11, 2017 15:32
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