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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: AMA gets in a tangle on harm reduction

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is to be commended for its recent position statement on substance use....this enlightened approach does not apply to its policy statement on the most harmful substance use of all, tobacco smoking.
Medical Republic (au)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:39
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[Australia] 'His death still hurts': the Pfizer anti-smoking drug ruled to have contributed to suicide

An Australian coroner says Champix had a role in Timothy John’s death, which occurred after only eight days on the drug
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 14:15
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[UK] Think positive, have plenty of sex and keep making friends: New book reveals how to live to 100 by analysing the lives of the world’s centenarians

Secrets Of The Centenarians... Don’t smoke. If you absolutely must, then limit yourself to a couple a day. A British study of 100 centenarians found that 79 had never smoked, 14 had given up the habit and seven were still smoking a few cigarettes a day.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 01:28
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Network analysis of intrinsic functional brain connectivity in male and female adult smokers: A Preliminary Study

Network communication was altered in smokers, primarily in limbic and salience network regions. Network topology was associated with nicotine dependence in male but not female smokers in regions associated with reinforcement (nucleus accumbens) and cravi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 12, 2017 11:02
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A qualitative evaluation of mental health clinic staff perceptions of barriers and facilitators to treating tobacco use

VA mental health staff struggle with knowing that tobacco use is important, but they face competing priorities, encounter patient resistance, are conflicted on their role in addressing tobacco, and lack tobacco training. They suggested strategies at mult
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 12, 2017 11:01
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3 myths about mental health and quitting smoking

people with mental health and substance use conditions have been exploited by the tobacco industry and smoke at much higher rates than the general population. When it comes to quitting smoking, some common myths about mental health and quitting tobacco c
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 9, 2017 21:10
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Alzheimer’s and smoking genes suggest we’re still evolving

In the 20th century, people in the UK evolved to be less likely to smoke heavily, but the effect was tiny. So claims a study of 200,000 genomes. A population can be described as evolving when the frequency of gene variants changes over time. Because most
New Scientist
added Sep 6, 2017 15:26
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[Wisconsin] UW-Madison study links nicotine addiction to genetic variation in brain

The new understanding about FMO3, an enzyme that metabolizes nicotine in the brain, could someday allow researchers to tailor tobacco cessation treatments to individual patients or develop new drugs to target the enzyme. “The research clearly suggests t
Wisconsin Dells Events
added Sep 4, 2017 12:12
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[UK-Wales] Call for more to be done to stop people with mental health problems smoking

New statistics show people with long-standing mental health conditions are almost twice as likely to smoke - 36% compared to 19% of the general population. Smoking can often make conditions such as depression or anxiety worse, and the Royal College of
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Sep 4, 2017 11:17
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[UK] Taking down the walls around mental health in construction (PDF)

A fifth of respondents have increased their alcohol and tobacco intake as a stress reliever, increasing the potential for further health risks...with 20% of workers increasing their consumption of tobacco and alcohol, the overall health and well-b
Randstad (uk)
added Sep 22, 2017 12:36
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