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[UK] Smokers Are More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety And Depression

Contrary to the perception of cigarettes as a stress reliever, smokers are 70 percent more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression overall compared with non-smokers, according to a new British study. Research from the University College London and
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 27, 2015 13:25

[UK] Smokers at increased risk of depression and anxiety

New research released ahead of our No Smoking Day (11 March) campaign suggests that smokers have a 70% increased risk of anxiety and depression when compared with non-smokers, despite the commonly held perception that lighting up is a stress reliever.
British Heart Foundation (uk)
added Mar 1, 2015 12:41

[UK] How much improvement in mental health can be expected when people stop smoking? Findings from a national survey (PDF)

Conclusions: Prevalence of anxiety and depression in long-term ex-smokers appears to be similar to what is found in never smokers.
Smoking in Britain Journal (uk)
added Feb 24, 2015 14:50

[UK] Quitting smoking improves mental health: Habit makes you 70% more susceptible to anxiety and depression

The British Heart Foundation released study results today ahead of No Smoking Day on March 11
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 24, 2015 14:44

SULLUM: Today's Pothead Is Yesterday's Cigarette Fiend

As symbols of all the things that might go wrong on the path from birth to maturity, drugs offer what every adult confronted by a troublesome teenager longs for: the illusion of control.
Reason Magazine
added Feb 27, 2015 13:32

Smokers’ reactions to the new larger health warning labels on plain cigarette packs in Australia: findings from the ITC Australia project

Increasing the size of HWLs and introducing them on PP in Australia appears to have led to an overall increase in desired levels and strength of some reactions, but evidence of reactance was among a small minority.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2015 04:23
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R-(+) and S-(−) Isomers of Cotinine Augment Cholinergic Responses In Vitro and In Vivo

These results indicate that cotinine may sensitize α7 nAChRs to low levels of acetylcholine (a previously uncharacterized mechanism), and that cotinine could be used as an adjunctive agent to improve the effective dose range of cholinergic compounds (e.g.
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
added Feb 19, 2015 09:37

Nicotine Supports Learning And Memory

The new findings indicate cotinine makes brain receptors more sensitive to lower levels of the messenger acetylcholine, which are typical in Alzheimer's, and may boost effectiveness, at least for a time, of existing therapies for Alzheimer's and possibly
Science 2.0
added Feb 19, 2015 09:35

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

“Everybody should be questioning,” says McNutt. “That’s a hallmark of a scientist. But then they should use the scientific method, or trust people using the scientific method, to decide which way they fall on those questions.” We need to get a lot better
National Geographic
added Feb 18, 2015 22:08

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains..."This study shows that the emotional impact of the more graphic labels has an educational benefit that supports public health,"...researchers used functional MRI
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 16, 2015 15:50
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