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[UK] How much improvement in mental health can be expected when people stop smoking? Findings from a national survey (PDF)

Conclusions: Prevalence of anxiety and depression in long-term ex-smokers appears to be similar to what is found in never smokers.
Smoking in Britain (uk)
added Feb 24, 2015 14:50
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[UK] Quitting smoking improves mental health: Habit makes you 70% more susceptible to anxiety and depression

The British Heart Foundation released study results today ahead of No Smoking Day on March 11
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 24, 2015 14:44
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Smokers’ reactions to the new larger health warning labels on plain cigarette packs in Australia: findings from the ITC Australia project

Increasing the size of HWLs and introducing them on PP in Australia appears to have led to an overall increase in desired levels and strength of some reactions, but evidence of reactance was among a small minority.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2015 04:23
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R-(+) and S-(−) Isomers of Cotinine Augment Cholinergic Responses In Vitro and In Vivo

These results indicate that cotinine may sensitize α7 nAChRs to low levels of acetylcholine (a previously uncharacterized mechanism), and that cotinine could be used as an adjunctive agent to improve the effective dose range of cholinergic compounds (e.g.
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
added Feb 19, 2015 09:37
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Nicotine Supports Learning And Memory

The new findings indicate cotinine makes brain receptors more sensitive to lower levels of the messenger acetylcholine, which are typical in Alzheimer's, and may boost effectiveness, at least for a time, of existing therapies for Alzheimer's and possibly
Science 2.0
added Feb 19, 2015 09:35
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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

“Everybody should be questioning,” says McNutt. “That’s a hallmark of a scientist. But then they should use the scientific method, or trust people using the scientific method, to decide which way they fall on those questions.” We need to get a lot better
National Geographic
added Feb 18, 2015 22:08
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Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains..."This study shows that the emotional impact of the more graphic labels has an educational benefit that supports public health,"...researchers used functional MRI
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 16, 2015 15:50
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[UK] Will your JOB send you to an early grave? Millions say stress from work has driven them to eat junk, smoke, drink more alcohol and exercise less

Many feel their work life is leading them to eating a poor diet, preventing them from doing enough exercise and leading to excess drinking and smoking. The survey was carried out by the British Heart Foundation, which is now calling on employers to encou
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:08
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How smoking damages the BRAIN: Cigarettes thin the outer layer responsible for memory, language and perception

A study of men and women with an average age of 73, has found smoking thins the outer layer of the brain, the cortex / smokers have a thinner cortex than non-smokers / Cortex is the outer layer of the brain responsible for memory and language It's the mo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:07
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[UK-Scotland] Smokers tend to have thinner brain cortex, study suggests

Researchers have found that people who avoided smoking had a thicker outer layer of the brain than people who had smoked. Those participants who had given up smoking for the longest time had a thicker cortex compared with those who had given up recently
HealthCanal.com
added Feb 13, 2015 18:07
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