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[California] Health: how to avoid lazy thinking

science versus belief systems...Optimism bias: Smokers know that smoking is addictive and lethal. But they tend to believe it will only enslave and kill other smokers... We value the present above the future. The best time to quit smoking is ...tomorrow
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 22:35
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COMPTON: E-cigarettes and teens: how concerned should we be?

Following the publication today of a study in BMC Public Health on the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers, Dr Wilson M. Compton of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, tells us more about the risks e-cigarettes pose to the next generation.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 17:34
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Smoking Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Dementia: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies with Investigation of Potential Effect Modifiers [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smokers show an increased risk of dementia, and smoking cessation decreases the risk to that of never smokers. The increased risk of AD from smoking is more pronounced in apolipoprotein E ε4 noncarriers. Survival bias and competing risk reduce the risk o
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Mar 27, 2015 13:51
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Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate.

Human and animal data support that nicotine exposure during periods of developmental vulnerability (fetal through adolescent stages) has multiple adverse health consequences, including impaired fetal brain and lung development, and altered development of
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Mar 24, 2015 13:34
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[UK] Smokers Are More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety And Depression

Contrary to the perception of cigarettes as a stress reliever, smokers are 70 percent more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression overall compared with non-smokers, according to a new British study. Research from the University College London and
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 27, 2015 13:25
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[California] LETTER: Response to Carol Denney's comment on smoking

Non-smoke ingestion of tobacco such as nicotine patches and gum--none of them are very effective as an alternative to inhaling cigarette smoke when someone is both mentally ill and a nicotine addict. I tried, at your suggestion, to find studies on the U
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Feb 7, 2015 19:33
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[California] BRAGEN: ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Schizophrenia, Marijuana and Tobacco

At one point, I was able to go "cold turkey" for a week. And then I was in the same room as someone who smoked an electronic cigarette, and I was triggered. I was back to smoking the same evening.
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Feb 2, 2015 17:41
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Adolescents’ Perceptions of Light and Intermittent Smoking in the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

CONCLUSIONS: Misconceptions about the safety of light and intermittent smoking are widespread among US adolescents. Significant public health attention is needed to redress these misperceptions.
Pediatrics
added Jan 12, 2015 23:04
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[Australia] Anti-smoke drug blamed for death

A Perth mother wants her son's death investigated by the State Coroner...Daniel Patterson was prescribed varenicline, a medication marketed as Champix that has been linked to 25 suicides in Australia in the seven years to 2014 and anoth
West Australian (au)
added Jan 11, 2015 15:43
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Long After Loss of its Glamorous Image, Smoking Keeps a Tight Grip on the Mentally Ill

“Smoking has moved from the glamorous to the more marginalized,”... Nonetheless, doctors, psychiatrists and counselors have been reluctant to attack this problem, various experts say, for a number of reasons. A major one is a lingering, but dubious, assu
FairWarning
added Jan 7, 2015 18:01
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