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[Canada, Europe, UK, USA] Stop-smoking drug hailed as 'the most effective medication' for ditching cigarettes, increases the risk of a heart attack by up to 34% AND is linked to self-harm, study finds

Varenicline, which is prescribed under the brand name Chantix in the US and Champix in Europe, significantly raises users' chances of being hospitalized or visiting an emergency room for a cardiovascular-related event even if it is taken for the recommen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 21, 2017 16:14
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Negative affect, message reactance and perceived risk: how do pictorial cigarette pack warnings change quit intentions?

increased quit intentions by increasing negative affect. Message reactance partially attenuated this increase in intentions. The opposing associations of negative affect and reactance on perceived risk may explain why pictorial warnings did not lead to ob
Tobacco Control
added Dec 17, 2017 12:55
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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Dec 14, 2017 00:12
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Trust in e-cigarette safety varies by worldview, source of messaging

Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience...assessed cultural worldviews along two dimensions: hierarchy-egalitarianism (attitudes toward authority and power) and individualism-comm
EurekAlert
added Dec 15, 2017 02:56
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[UK] Health warnings on individual cigarettes could deter smokers, study suggests

Colouring cigarettes green and printing health warnings on papers could dissuade smokers, research says
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:12
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Softening Among U.S. Smokers With Psychological Distress: More Quit Attempts and Lower Consumption as Smoking Drops

smokers with psychological distress, like the general population, are softening over time. To improve health outcomes and increase health equity, tobacco control policies should continue moving all subgroups of smokers down these softening curves, while s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Dec 12, 2017 01:08
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Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

“This research indicates the promise of combining cotinine- and breath carbon monoxide-based, abstinence-contingent incentives to assist low-income Medicaid beneficiaries with mental illness in quitting smoking,” the study authors concluded.
Psychiatry Advisor
added Dec 14, 2017 17:01
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The ‘Father of Stress’ Was a Tobacco Industry Shill

"the Einstein of medical research." By the 1950s, Selye's work had also drawn the attention of the tobacco industry... "The tobacco industry threw so much money at so many key researchers in the field," Petticrew said. "You just cannot read that literatu
Vice.com
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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Pollution putting million of infants at risk of brain damage, UNICEF says

The report also mentions the adverse effects of smoking tobacco, even if the fetus is exposed to secondhand smoke in the womb. "The polluting agents in burning tobacco, despite being different from the ones found in fossil fuels, have overlaps," Rees sai
CNN
added Dec 7, 2017 21:51
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Standardised cigarette packaging may reduce the implied safety of Natural American Spirit cigarettes

Conclusion The results suggest that NAS cigarette packaging conveys that its cigarettes are ‘safer’ and that such perceptions are lower with standardised packaging, both with and without warning images.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 22, 2017 02:25
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