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The Best Drug for Quitting Smoking Can't Shake Its Suicide Stigma

a review of the scientific literature has the exact opposite effect: one can’t help but conclude that something else is causing these people to feel like they’re losing control. The truth is difficult to pin down, and it’s made Chantix a unique case stu
added Nov 24, 2015 20:49

[UK] Smoking during pregnancy leaves a genetic mark imprinted in your baby's blood 'that's still detectable 5 years later - and could be linked to autism'

New research has shown blood taken from children up to the age of five contains molecular evidence about whether or not their mothers smoked during pregnancy. The findings offer strong evidence that environmental exposures in the womb remain in the body
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 24, 2015 00:05

A Systematic Review of Loneliness and Smoking: Small Effects, Big Implications

Loneliness and smoking are likely associated, however, half of the studies reviewed did not report significant associations. Studies conducted with larger sample sizes, such as those that used nationally representative samples, were more likely to have st
Substance Use & Misuse
added Nov 20, 2015 19:10

The smoke-free legislation in Hong Kong: its impact on mortality

extending the impact of effective smoke-free legislation to those aged 65 years or older and to cerebrovascular events in younger age groups. They also reinforced the need for comprehensive, enforced and effective smoke-free laws if the full extent of the
Tobacco Control
added Nov 20, 2015 18:01

[UK] It's NEVER too late to quit: Stubbing out your habit 'reverses the harmful effects of smoking on the brain - and protects against dementia'

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found that smoking thins the outer layer of the brain. Thinning of this layer usually takes place as part of the normal ageing process, but smoking accelerates it. However, they found by stopping smoking the dama
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 22:15

[UK] Smoking speeds up brain ageing, research shows

The good news is that it might be possible to reverse the harmful effects by giving up the habit, even late in life, say scientists. Researchers analysed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan data on 504 men and women with an average age of 73.
Press Association (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 14:37
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[UK] Smoking accelerates normal brain ageing in ways that can impair thinking, research reveals

The findings showed that smoking appeared to increase the rate at which the outer layer of the brain, or cerebral cortex, thins with age. This is the part of the brain linked to many higher functions, and plays a key role in memory, attention, language
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 14:35

[UK] Quitting can reverse effects of smoking ($$)

Giving up smoking, even in middle age, helps to reverse the harmful effects it has on the brain, according to the largest study of its kind. Scientists have discovered that smoking accelerates the thinning of the outer layer of the brain that takes place
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 14:31

Social media could trigger obesity and smoking habits: Study

any information is “contagious” on social networks that can even trigger the spread of real-world human behavior like smoking... “In large social networks, our model demonstrated that information is ‘contagious’ in much the same way that behavior seems to
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 18, 2015 00:12

[Pennsylvania] Phila. to ban smoking at psychiatric hospitals

All psychiatric hospitals that have contracts with the city must ban all forms of tobacco, inside and outdoors, among patients and staff, on Dec. 14. All but one is including visitors in the policy, as well. The conventional wisdom is that banning smoki
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Nov 16, 2015 21:46
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