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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

“Even though they smoke more than the general population, smokers with high psychological distress have been smoking less and trying to quit more, as the overall level of smoking has decreased,” said Margarete C. Kulik, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow with th
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:26
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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time: Smokers with High Psychological Distress Are Smoking Less and More Are Trying to Quit

a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of 19 years, from 1997 to 2015, this hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smoke
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:00
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[UK] Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes (PDF)

need to address the psychological as well as the biological factors...include capabilities (easier to use), opportunities (more available) and motivation (more appealing). Correctly and appropriately informing the general population about effects on sm
British Psychological Society (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:44
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[UK] E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking

‘Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes’ published this week is a new briefing that aims to provide guidance and education to those involved with smoking cessation. The report also makes the following recommendations: Improve education about the rel
British Psychological Society (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:39
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Smoking during pregnancy linked to cerebral palsy, animal studies show

Scientists investigating the underlying mechanism causing cell death and damage have confirmed links between maternal smoking and cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 9, 2017 15:18
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[UK] NHS Tayside bans smoking​ on premises

Smoking has now been banned on premises and grounds belonging to NHS Tayside’s mental health services. Lighting up is already prohibited in the grounds of NHS Tayside buildings, including Ninewells. The smoke-free status in the grounds of every hospita
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:00
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The time-varying relations between risk factors and smoking before and after a quit attempt

Knowledge of time-varying effects may facilitate the development of interventions that target specific psychosocial and behavioral variables at critical moments in the weeks surrounding a quit attempt.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:19
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tobacco nation: the deadly state of smoking disparity in the u.s.

12 contiguous states stretching from the upper Midwest to the South...we’ve termed “Tobacco Nation,”... Ending the fight against tobacco can start with a series of fundamental tobacco control policies. Here is what we know works:
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 5, 2017 18:07
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Genome-wide association study across European and African American ancestries identifies a SNP in DNMT3B contributing to nicotine dependence

This novel DNMT3B cis-acting QTL variant highlights the importance of genetically influenced regulation in brain on the risks of nicotine dependence, heavy smoking and consequent lung cancer.
Molecular Psychiatry
added Oct 11, 2017 15:13
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Addiction Potential of Cigarettes With Reduced Nicotine Content in Populations With Psychiatric Disorders and Other Vulnerabilities to Tobacco Addiction

Reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in populations that are highly vulnerable to tobacco addiction. Smokers with psychiatric conditions and socioeconomic disadvantage are more addicted and less likely to qui
JAMA Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:27
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