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GLANTZ: E-cigarettes are not helping people with mental illness quit smoking

They found that e-cigarette use grew over time, but was not associated with increased quitting or even greater cigarette consumption than people not using e-cigarettes.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 4, 2014 13:47
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Toxin from tobacco smoke could increase pain in spinal cord injury and worsen multiple sclerosis

A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period. One implication is t
added Dec 4, 2014 20:09

Prefrontal Cortex May Explain Why Some Can't Quit Smoking

scans showed that participants who showed a decrease in activity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex or the working memory center of the brain were those most likely to relapse. These same individuals also showed increase activity in the posterior cingu
added Dec 4, 2014 20:02

Scientists identify brain regions that may predict success rate for quitting smoking

Activity in the brain’s self-control center may predict the chance of relapse after an attempt to quit smoking, according to new research from Penn Medicine. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers studied the neural activity of
Fox News
added Dec 4, 2014 20:00

Brain activity after smokers quit predicts chances of relapsing, Penn study suggests

Disruptions in memory-related brain activity could inform new treatment strategies for smokers
added Dec 3, 2014 21:35

[Australia] Smoking makes it harder to quit drinking

Contrary to popular opinion, smoking does not make it easier to quit alcohol, and may in fact make the withdrawal process worse. A study, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that smoking during alcohol withdrawal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 2, 2014 08:14

Smoking and Motivation: Exploring Why Helps Smokers Quit

can be successfully treated in part through a counseling technique called motivational interviewing, which helps smokers quit by exploring why they smoke, why they want to quit, and why they may have trouble quitting. As a technique, motivational intervie
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Dec 1, 2014 18:29

Why Do So Many Schizophrenics Smoke?

Scientists are still studying how nicotine and schizophrenia may be linked. The brain contains several types of receptors—proteins on the surface of cells that receive chemical messages. Nicotine attaches to the same type of receptors as a brain chemi
added Nov 29, 2014 02:02

[Australia] Smoking early is linked to chronic period pain

studied a large population sample of 9,000 women, all of whom were taking part in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, from 1996 onwards. Every three to four years between 2000 and 2012, the women were asked about the frequency of severe p
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added Nov 28, 2014 14:32

E-Cigarette Awareness, Use, and Harm Perceptions in Italy: A National Representative SurveyE-Cigarette Awareness, Use, and Harm Perceptions in Italy: A National Representative Survey

Three out of 4 e-cigarette users reported to have favorably modified their smoking habit; however, 90% of users did not quit smoking as a consequence of starting vaping e-cigarettes. Almost 900,000 Italian never-smokers, particularly young never-smokers,
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 26, 2014 11:03
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