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[Asia, China] Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

A Chinese study on how tobacco use damages the brain has also stumbled upon evidence heavy smoking can boost concentration and imagination - something scientists say could shed light on why many writers are attracted to lighting up.
South China Morning Post
added Oct 25, 2014 22:07
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Gender differences in negative reinforcement smoking expectancies

Beliefs that smoking alleviates negative affect may reflect a gender-specific etiological process disproportionately prominent in women. Enhancing ability to cope with negative affect without smoking or challenge negative reinforcement expectancies may be
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 25, 2014 21:15
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Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

The study showed smokers were more likely to have anxiety after a heart attack than former smokers and those who never smoked. But there was no link between smoking and increased risk of depression after a heart attack, the researchers said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 23, 2014 14:09
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FDA Panel: Chantix Boxed Warning Should Stay

Action Points: An FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly that varenicline (Chantix), a drug to help people stop smoking, should continue to carry a boxed warning about the risk of severe neuropsychiatric events, with several panel members suggesting
MedPage Today
added Oct 23, 2014 13:06
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Death rates in prisons from smoking-related illnesses are higher than in the general US population

the research shows the most common causes of death related to smoking among people in prison were lung cancer, ischemic heart disease, other heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic airways obstruction.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 23, 2014 09:34
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[Denmark] 'Neuroprotective' effects of smoking disputed

apparent neuroprotective effect of smoking may simply be because ease of quitting smoking is a marker of prodromal Parkinson’s disease (PD), say researchers. Their findings...indicate that former smokers who struggled to quit smoking had a lower risk of
News-Medical.net
added Oct 22, 2014 19:25
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Maternal smoking during pregnancy and infant stress response: Test of a prenatal programming hypothesis

Results provide initial support for our hypothesis that MSDP programs offspring HPA (dys)regulation. Epigenetic regulation of placental GR may serve as a novel underlying mechanism. Results may have implications for delineating pathways to adverse outcom
Psychoneuroendocrinology
added Oct 21, 2014 14:34
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Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn stress hormones, DNA, study finds

indicates that newborns of mothers who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy show lower levels of stress hormones, lowered stress response, and alterations in DNA for a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to fetus.
ScienceDaily
added Oct 21, 2014 14:32
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FDA panel votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer anti-smoking drug

Pfizer Inc failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a black box warning on its controversial quit-smoking drug Chantix, with an advisory panel to the agency voting against the removal on Thursday.
Reuters
added Oct 16, 2014 23:39
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Accounting for “Lost Pleasure” in a Cost–Benefit Analysis of Government Regulation: The Case of the FDA's Proposed Cigarette Labeling Regulation ($$)

Annals of Internal Medicine
added Oct 16, 2014 20:35
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