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Low-nicotine cigarettes: misperceptions may not lessen benefits

When cigarettes contain less nicotine, smokers see them as safer, because they equate the stimulant with smoking-related diseases. But that misperception doesn't cancel out the potential benefits of low-nicotine cigarettes, a new study suggests.
Reuters
added Aug 5, 2017 21:11
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BOLD prediction: Brain circuit that supports smoking cessation identified

The ability to quit smoking is influenced by a brain circuit that is responsible for inhibiting automated behavior, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center in the March 1, 2017 issue of JAMA Psychiatry
EurekAlert
added Mar 1, 2017 16:46
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Scientists helped smokers quit by giving them doses of a drug found in magic mushrooms

The most notable recent success came in a smoking-cessation program, a 15-week plan that features four sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and three sessions of psilocybin doses. In CBT, psychologists ask smokers to reflect on their addiction
Quartz
added Jun 21, 2015 16:47
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[Spain] The emotional impact of European tobacco-warning images -- Muñoz et al. 22 (2): 123

Conclusion Findings suggest that the capability of the European tobacco-warning images to prompt negative attitudes to reduce tobacco consumption might not extend to the general population but would be limited to specific target groups.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 16, 2013 12:59
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[Florida] These Incredibly Crafted Anti-Smoking Ads Drop the Fear Tactics in Favor of Empathy

In these new, documentary-style PSAs for Tobacco Free Florida, agency Alma takes a refreshingly respectful approach to encouraging smokers to quit. Instead of extreme scare tactics, the ads acknowledge that smokers are often fully aware of the dangers an
Ad Week
added Apr 15, 2018 18:16
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CHAPMAN: Is nicotine really as safe as e-cigarette supporters make out?

the long-term consequences of inhaling an average of 200 and up to 600 times a day a soup of vaporized flavouring and other chemicals approved for ingestion but not inhalation will not be known for many years.
The Conversation (au)
added Jun 14, 2016 15:30
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Why Do So Many Schizophrenics Smoke?

Scientists are still studying how nicotine and schizophrenia may be linked. The brain contains several types of receptors—proteins on the surface of cells that receive chemical messages. Nicotine attaches to the same type of receptors as a brain chemi
Healthgrades
added Nov 29, 2014 02:02
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Researchers Find Why Nicotine in Cigarettes May Relieve Anxiety in Smokers

Preclinical findings may lead to therapies to help smokers quit without feeling anxious
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
added Nov 9, 2012 14:33
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Menthol use among smokers with psychological distress: findings from the 2008 and 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health -- Hickman et al. -- Tobacco Control

An elevated prevalence of menthol use was found among persons with severe psychological distress, suggesting another group that could potentially benefit from the regulation of menthol cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 22, 2012 22:24
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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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