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[Ireland] Smoke and mirrors

It took several months to finally quit, helped by a stint on oncology wards . . . Dr Muiris Houston retells how medical student Nikhil Joshi stripped away the make-up from the common illusion that smoking is a form of coping mechanism.
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added Oct 1, 2012 17:04
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[UK] Nicotine is good for you, says tobacco firm scientist ($$)

The startling claim, by a scientific adviser to the tobacco industry, came as researchers from New York University last week warned that smokers of the new wave of ecigarettes may inhale more nicotine and other toxins than regular smokers.
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 15, 2013 09:32
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[Canada] Nicotine Gives Brain More Codeine Relief, Risk of Addiction

“Chronic nicotine use, or smoking, increases the amount of an enzyme that converts codeine into morphine within the brain, increasing pain relief. This may also make you more prone to addiction as the faster a drug gives you a high, the easier it is for y
University of Toronto
added Oct 17, 2015 13:04
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[UK] Smoking and mental health

This briefing provides the background to smoking prevalence and the consequences for people with mental illness. It examines the evidence of what works to reduce harm from smoking for this group, and how providers are implementing the smoking ban in prac
NHS Confederation (uk)
added Sep 16, 2013 23:06
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Brain activity after smokers quit predicts chances of relapsing, Penn study suggests

Disruptions in memory-related brain activity could inform new treatment strategies for smokers
EurekAlert
added Dec 3, 2014 21:35
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[Canada] Smokers' brains biased against negative images of smoking

the brains of the smokers in our study were more aroused by images that showed smoking in a positive light than by images that encouraged them to stop. They were also more affected by aversive non-smoking related images than by images of the specific nega
Université de Montréal (ca)
added Mar 10, 2014 16:10
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Potentially violent sleep disorder linked to smoking, pesticides

Smoking and pesticide exposure appear to be strong risk factors for a rare disorder that causes people to physically act out their dreams while asleep, even to the extent of punching and kicking their bedmates, research suggests.
Canadian Press
added Jun 28, 2012 17:37
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[Florida] Nonagenarian's Motivation to Quit Smoking Questioned in Trial Against Big Three Tobacco Companies

Daniel Seidman, director of smoking cessation services at Columbia University, told jurors Richard Shulman, who smoked R.J. Reynolds, Liggett, and Philip Morris-brand cigarettes for more than 40 years, was so dependent on nicotine he suffered symptoms ak
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:52
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[Florida] Study finds nicotine safe, helps in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

For starters, nicotine by itself isn't very addictive at all, according to Dr. Paul Newhouse, the director of Vanderbilt University's Center for Cognitive Medicine. Nicotine seems to require assistance from other substances found in tobacco to get people
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Apr 17, 2014 17:52
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[Canada] Smoking cessation drug more harmful than previously thought: report

95 calls last year about bupropion overdoses, including 22 cases where the wrong dosage was taken, 47 cases of suspected suicide attempts and nine cases of misuse or abuse. There was one death. Burpropion is marketed under the brand names Wellbutrin and
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Nov 24, 2014 11:46
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