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After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

Researchers found it reduces chest pain and boosts mental health and quality of life. The study looked at more than 4,000 American adults who were assessed one, six and 12 months after suffering a heart attack. It included patients who were smokers at th
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 25, 2015 18:27

[UK] How dementia risk has fallen by a quarter in two decades: Predictions of an 'epidemic' among elderly appear to be unfounded

Rates of smoking, a major risk factor, have more than halved since 1974, and the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure and cholesterol, which also increase the risk of dementia, have improved.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2015 12:53

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

Researchers found, however, that for people who use both marijuana and tobacco, the smaller their hippocampi, the better their memory was during tests. The inverse relationship surprised researchers, who note that while there has been a lot of research o
added Aug 25, 2015 20:59

Economic cost of smoking in people with mental disorders in the UK [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking in people with mental disorders in the UK imposes significant economic costs. The development and implementation of smoking cessation interventions in this group should therefore be a high economic and clinical priority.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:31

[Australia] The potential of shame as a message appeal in antismoking television advertisements

Conclusions The use of shame appeals may be an effective method of motivating smokers to quit in an environment where they are members of a small minority and supportive legislation exists to discourage smoking in public places.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:22

[Australia] EDITORIAL: Shame-based appeals in a tobacco control public health campaign: potential harms and benefits

In contrast, the tobacco industry's campaigns have emphasised themes of freedom, affluence and excitement, creating the perception that smoking is a choice of free will...interventions that risk stigmatizing could backfire by exacerbating health disparit
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:20

Combined effects of marijuana and nicotine on memory performance and hippocampal volume [FREE FULL TEXT]

Overall, results suggest abnormalities in the brain-behavior relationships underlying memory processes with combined use of marijuana and nicotine use. Further research will need to address these complex interactions between MJ and nicotine.
Behavioural Brain Research
added Aug 19, 2015 18:49

How nicotine alters the way marijuana affects the brain

Marijuana and nicotine hinder memory and learning ability when used separately, but together they can improve memory, say scientists... have discovered that nicotine changes the way in which marijuana affects the brain. The hippocampus is a part of the b
IBTimes (uk)
added Aug 19, 2015 18:44

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

research largely excluded tobacco users...scientists have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use both tobacco and marijuana and the brains of those who only use marijuana.
added Aug 19, 2015 17:38

[Australia] The human rights implications of smoking bans in prisons: some international cases

A human rights perspective is one lens that reveals the complexity of attempts to regulate smoking in prisons, particularly by the implementation of bans. It will be interesting, given that Victoria does have human rights legislation, to see if the issue
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law blog (au)
added Aug 17, 2015 10:07
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