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workplace stressors & health outcomes: health policy for the workplace

The odds ratios we found in the research literature on the effects of secondhand smoke were 1.47 for self-reported poor health.55 In other words, exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke increases the odds that a person rates his or her general health as poo
Behavioral Science & Policy (BSPA)
added Sep 8, 2015 12:48

Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for Teens

"Essentially, this drug creates a biologic need that can be permanent,” he told VOA. He said the effects include decreased working memory, tension problems as adults, and increased rates of depression and anxiety. Yet teens and young adults are attracte
Voice of America (
added May 4, 2015 11:35

JASMER: E-Cigarettes: Effective Quit Aid or Vaping Gone Wild? The answer may depend on whether you are a realist or an idealist.

The recent publications in CHEST regarding the widely discordant views on e-cigarettes (also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems) are reflective of the lack of good data we have on the benefits and risks of these new devices.
MedPage Today
added Apr 30, 2015 13:12

[UK] Concern over NHS trust forcing mental health patients to give up smoking

Patients at Highgate Mental Health Centre have been forced into handing over their tobacco Smokers treated for serious mental illnesses have been forced to give up their cigarettes overnight after the main provider of mental health services in Camden ro
Hampstead & Highgate Express (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:16

[California] Health: how to avoid lazy thinking

science versus belief systems...Optimism bias: Smokers know that smoking is addictive and lethal. But they tend to believe it will only enslave and kill other smokers... We value the present above the future. The best time to quit smoking is ...tomorrow
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 22:35

Scientists identify brain circuitry responsible for anxiety in smoking cessation

"We identified a novel circuit in the brain that becomes active during nicotine withdrawal, specifically increasing anxiety," said principal investigator Andrew Tapper, PhD , associate professor of psychiatry. "Increased anxiety is a prominent nicotine w
Medical Xpress (
added Apr 22, 2015 19:52

EDITORIAL: Scanning the brain for answers about effectiveness of graphic warning labels [FREE FULL TEXT]

adds to the growing list of literature on GWLs by providing support for the utility of these important health-messaging tools ... Further, understanding how the brain responds to different GWLs can also help inform the development of more effective types
Tobacco Control
added Apr 21, 2015 22:56

Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

"We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age," Frieden said. "Adolescence is a critical time for brain development," he added, in a written statement. "Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain developme
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:34

Longitudinal Investigation of Smoking Initiation and Relapse Among Younger and Older US Military Personnel

Conclusions. Deployment with combat experience and previous mental disorder may identify military service members in need of intervention to prevent smoking initiation and relapse.
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2015 12:15

[Canada] FAMILY LIFE: Second-hand marijuana smoke may affect child's brain

Q: Whenever I visit my granddaughter's house I can smell pot smoke. ...A: Currently marijuana is not legalized in Canada. Much debate continues as to the legalization of this substance. I will forgo that discussion here. (ca)
added Apr 13, 2015 11:26
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