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Europe lifts warning on Pfizer smoking cessation drug

European regulators have lifted a warning on Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix - called Chantix in the United States - after a clinical study concluded it did not appear to increase the risk of neuropsychiatric side effects.
added May 23, 2016 18:45

[UK] MOSLEY: Viewpoint: Are e-cigarettes really a menace?

I've recently spent a couple of months making a documentary about e-cigarettes, trying to find out truth behind the headlines. I took up heavy vaping ...smoking kills around 100,000 a year. Anything which gets people off cigarettes is going to save a lot
BBC Online
added May 20, 2016 13:55
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[New Zealand] Still no smoke (or fire) - Court of Appeal upholds DHB smoking ban

Throughout the decision, the Court gave WDHB credit for a "careful and considered process" in implementing the policy. It recognised that the policy was the result of many years of planning (between 2000 and 2009), and that it was "trialled by the WDHB o
Lexology (uk)
added May 19, 2016 16:22

[UK] Humans are still evolving: Huge DNA study tracks how the British have changed since the Romans were in charge

Using huge datasets which captures genome data from people of European ancestry, they showed the change in frequency of an allele linked to nicotine receptors, which has been linked with making it harder or smokers to quit.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 18, 2016 16:55

The man who took on Big Tobacco and obesity has a new theory about mass shootings

Kessler tells the story at the outset of his new book, “Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering.”...turned his prodigious intellect toward understanding why “our rational minds feel as though they’ve been hijacked by something we cannot contro
Washington Post
added May 18, 2016 07:08

[Canada] New study finds a genetic link between smoking and schizophrenia

Researchers found multiple genes related to both conditions, which supported two different but related conclusions. On the one hand, most of the genes strongly connected to schizophrenia were not found to directly contribute to smoking behaviours in patie
Cantech Letter (ca)
added May 16, 2016 19:54

What's the Deal With Kids Who Smoke?

Health care providers need to keep up with smoking trends, Breuner says. Even today, she says, pediatricians and other doctors tend to ask only about smoking or chewing tobacco. "They should include other products as they take a patient's current medical
U.S. News & World Report
added May 13, 2016 19:11

Long-term Smoking and the Brain: No Neurodegenerative Effects

"Our main message is that smoking does not have a severe neurodegenerative effect on the brain, either alone or in conjunction with chronic alcohol use, although results do not rule out subtle neurodegenerative effects from smoking or clinical deficits d
Medical Tribune
added May 13, 2016 18:38

The effects of chronic smoking on the pathology of alcohol-related brain damage

Future studies using ultrastructural or molecular techniques will be required to determine if smoking has more subtle effects on the brain and how chronic alcohol consumption leads to widespread white matter loss.
added May 13, 2016 18:38

[New Zealand] Court of Appeal upholds Waitemata DHB smoking ban

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal issued its decision this morning upholding the legality of Waitemata DHB’s Smokefree Policy.... found the policy was legal, and did not discriminate against psychiatric
Voxy (nz)
added May 12, 2016 20:17
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