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Scientists Test Secondhand Smoke Effects Of Marijuana, Find 'Contact High' Is Real

Smoking marijuana in an unventilated room — “hotboxing,” to the uninitiated — is a surefire way to increase a person’s physiological effects to the drug, a new study finds, thus confirming empirically what anecdotal evidence has taught pot smokers for dec
Medical Daily
added May 15, 2015 20:50
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Some Smokers May Be 'Hardwired' to Succeed at Quitting

The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the participants stopped smoking and were followed for 10 weeks. During that time, 41 of them started smoking again. The researcher
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 13, 2015 14:22
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[UK] Children as young as 10 'smoke before exams', survey suggests

Some 22% of children reported losing sleep during their SATs, but the figure rose to 59% among children who admitted skipping breakfast. Child psychologist Dr Claire Halsey said: "It's troubling that children are expressing so many worries about their ex
BBC Online
added May 11, 2015 10:39
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[UK] Children as young as 10 are SMOKING to help cope with exam stress

A poll of more than 1,000 youngsters who took Key Stage Two SATs last year found eight had smoked before the tests, while 37 ate chocolate and 30 used high-sugar and caffeine drinks. The survey also revealed some 55% of youngsters feared getting bad res
The Mirror (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:38
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Health Tip: Facing Emotions Without Cigarettes

there are ways to help you fight the temptation to resume the habit. The Smokefree.gov website recommends: * Take a break from what's making you emotional or nervous. Find something to use as a distraction, such as reading a book or playing a game.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 8, 2015 11:59
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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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