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FDA panel votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer anti-smoking drug

Pfizer Inc failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a black box warning on its controversial quit-smoking drug Chantix, with an advisory panel to the agency voting against the removal on Thursday.
added Oct 16, 2014 23:39

Depression, smoking, physical inactivity and season independently associated with midnight salivary cortisol in type 1 diabetes

high MSC was linked to smoking, physical inactivity, depression, season and older age. Thus a high cortisol value identified three major targets for treatment in type 1 diabetes.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Sep 16, 2014 03:32

Falling for the e-cigarette trap

A group of researchers in the US assessed associations between e-cigarette use and smoking intentions among U.S. youth who had never smoked conventional cigarettes.
The Nation (lk)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:35

[China] Ex-smokers are happier than current smokers among Chinese adults in Hong Kong

Ex-smokers in Hong Kong are happier than current smokers and never smokers, whose happiness measurements are similar. Causal associations have yet to be established.
added Aug 22, 2014 10:25

KOH: The Tobacco Fight Is Far From Over

As I conclude more than five years of service as the Assistant Secretary for Health, it is my fervent hope that we can someday relegate the tobacco epidemic to the history books. Let us stop this suffering once and for all and give our kids a fighting cha
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 4, 2014 11:35

Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2014 04:45

Smoking may contribute to suicide risk, research says

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine found that suicide rates declined in states that implemented higher taxes on cigarettes and stricter policies to limit smoking in public places. They also noted an increase in suicide rates in state
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 18, 2014 18:14

WHO: Smoking Increases Risk of Dementia

“This research shows that a decrease in smoking now is likely to result in a substantial decrease in the burden of dementia in the years to come,” said Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director of the Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. Tobacco u
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2014 14:20

[UK] Smoking curb for mentally ill urged

re must be done to help p eople with mental health issues to stop smoking, researchers said after a study suggested that this group of people cost the UK economy more than £2 billion a year. Healthcare costs to treat smoking-related diseases, losses from
Press Association (uk)
added Jul 10, 2014 03:46

[UK] Why can't some people quit smoking? Their brains can't register the benefits of quitting, study suggests

Researchers can predict how effective a reward-based quitting strategy would be for someone based on studies of their brain activity / Those who exhibit the weakest response to rewards are least likely to quit / This applies even when they are offered mon
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 17, 2014 12:08
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