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[UK] How smoking affects your MENTAL health: Psychology experts warn cigarettes contain 4,000 chemicals that wreak havoc on your brain

Although some studies have shown that the nicotine in cigarettes can improve concentration and attention (making smokers feel more alert), there's more to cigarettes than just nicotine. They contain over 4,000 chemicals – over 50 of which are known to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2016 21:17
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Don’t get dragged down: Smoking related to increased anxiety levels

it is more imperative than ever to raise awareness on just how much damage the habit inflicts on one’s health and well-being. The belief that smoking relieves stress is an illusion, confirms Dr Zaid Zoumot, staff physician at the Respiratory and Critical
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:11
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[Italy] Does Smoking Lead to Worse Outcomes in People with ALS?

The correlation between between smoking and disease prognosis, which is largely independent of respiratory status at diagnosis, suggests that smoking plays a role in ALS beyond increasing the risk of developing the disease, commented lead author Adriano C
ALS Research Forum
added Oct 14, 2016 19:29
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Teen OCD may trace back to environment at birth and even before

Smoking during pregnancy, cesarean section delivery, preterm birth, unusually low or high weight at birth and breech presentation at labor were all associated with an increased risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) later in life, the study found.
Reuters
added Oct 11, 2016 21:35
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For Problem Drinkers, Experimental Drug Shows Promise / Smokers may also benefit, clinical trial suggests

The drug, called ABT-436, targets a chemical that helps regulate brain circuits involved in emotion... The study also found that ABT-436 reduced smoking among the participants. The drug might target the same brain areas linked with withdrawal and stress
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 6, 2016 16:36
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EDITORIAL: The Origins of Tourette Syndrome: Prenatal Risk Factors and the Promise of Birth Cohort Studies

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a clinically heterogeneous childhood-onset neuropsychiatric disorder that affects neural circuits involved in sensory and motor processing as well as cognitive control. The etiology of TS is complex. Tic disorders cluster in fam
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
added Sep 16, 2016 16:55
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[Denmark] Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tics, a new study suggests. Tics are repeated twitches, movements or sounds that people are unable to control. For the study, researchers
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 16, 2016 16:52
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Cerecor Inc. Announces Initiation of Second CERC-501 Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Smokers

“Does CERC-501 Attenuate Stress-Related Smoking Lapse?” The study is a collaborative effort between Cerecor and Dr. McKee and is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Stress is a primary contributor to the maintenance of, and
Business Wire
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30
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[UK] Childhood cognitive ability and smoking initiation, relapse, and cessation throughout adulthood: Evidence from two British cohort studies

Lower cognitive ability, measured in childhood before smoking is initiated, appears to predict a higher likelihood of taking up smoking and a lower likelihood of quitting in adulthood. Educational attainment appears to mediate this effect: children with
Wiley Online Library
added Aug 17, 2016 13:55
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Effects of Smoking Cessation on Presynaptic Dopamine Function of Addicted Male Smokers

The results suggest a lower dopamine synthesis capacity in nicotine-dependent smokers that appears to normalize with abstinence. Further investigations are needed to clarify the role of dopamine in nicotine addiction to help develop smoking prevention an
Biological Psychiatry
added Aug 11, 2016 16:19
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