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[France, Colorado] Nicotine normalizes brain activity deficits that are key to schizophrenia

A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research involving the University of Colorado Boulder. The finding sheds light on what causes the disease and why tho
EurekAlert
added Jan 23, 2017 19:58
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: On the pleasure of smoking

Repeatedly, studies have found a large majority of smokers regret ever starting to smoke...Smokers often insist the pleasure from this release can somehow be experienced independently of the pleasures of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms rapidly dissipati
The Conversation (au)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:38
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TOBACCO REGULATION AND COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS: HOW SHOULD WE VALUE FOREGONE CONSUMER SURPLUS? (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

how much of the benefit to smokers is offset by their lost enjoyment--that is, foregone consumer surplus...we are unconvinced...that foregone consumer surplus should be largely ignored and gross health benefits used instead as a measure of consumer welfar
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
added Aug 2, 2016 18:54
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Nicotine and Nicotinic Receptors in Disease and Therapy

Nicotine acts on the cholinergic system; it is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, hence the name of these receptors. The endogenous agonist of nicotinic receptors is acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system
Brain Blogger (Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF))
added May 20, 2015 11:47
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Exposure to secondhand smoke in the home and mental health in children: a population-based study

Conclusions Among children, SHS exposure in the home during ≥1 h/day is associated with a higher frequency of mental disorder. This association was mostly due to the impact of SHS on ADHD.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 26, 2015 09:57
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Tobacco smoking interferes with GABAA receptor neuroadaptations during prolonged alcohol withdrawal

constituents in tobacco smoke other than nicotine block the recovery of GABAA receptor systems during sustained alcohol abstinence, contributing to alcohol relapse and the perpetuation of smoking.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
added Dec 2, 2014 08:15
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Prenatal exposure to smoking linked to ADHD

Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a task that measures inhibition control and may be linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research has found.
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added May 22, 2014 12:22
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SNOEK: The advantages and disadvantages of stigmatizing smoking

One can also question if the advantages of stigmatizing tobacco, which caused a major decrease of tobacco use in the general population, outweighs the disadvantages of creating another marginalized group. Is there so much reason to stigmatize tobacco smok
Practical Ethics (blog) University of Oxford
added Apr 30, 2014 23:37
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[Canada] DiMANNO: Why banning psych patients’ cigarettes deepens their trauma

Some people, some institutions, are simply addicted to power. That is the irony of CAMH, which can wrap itself in a shroud of virtue. ...they can act as coercively as they please against some of the most vulnerable people among us and call it a matter of
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Apr 19, 2014 13:09
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[Asia, Bahrain] UoB study finds a correlation between smoking and memory in the elderly

Manama: August 27 – (BNA)-- A University of Bahrain (UoB)'s scientific research study found a correlation between smoking and active working memory in the elderly which means that the greater the quantity of smoking is, the lesser will be the active wo
Kingdom Of Bahrain- Information Affairs Authority (bh)
added Aug 27, 2013 21:45
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