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Smoking Can Be A Pain In The Back

A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances of developing this often debilitating condition.
REDORBIT (formerly
added Nov 6, 2014 17:40
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Smoking increases risk of pain chronification through shared corticostriatal circuitry

We conclude that smoking increases risk of transitioning to CBP, an effect mediated by corticostriatal circuitry involved in addictive behavior and motivated learning.
Human Brain Mapping
added Nov 5, 2014 09:37

[China] Smokers’ sensory beliefs mediate the relation between smoking a ‘light/low tar’ cigarette and perceptions of harm [FREE FULL TEXT]

results demonstrate the importance of implementing tobacco control policies that address the impact that cigarette design and marketing can have in capitalising on the smoker's natural associations between smoother sensations and lowered perceptions of ha
Tobacco Control
added Nov 5, 2014 10:11
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[UK] Smokers are three times more likely to suffer from back pain - but quitting can ease symptoms

Quitting smoking can lower the risk of developing chronic pain / Study looked at the connection between two areas of the brain / These were areas responsible for motivated learning and addiction / The areas 'talk' to each other and the connection is stro
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 09:35

Brain Study Links Smoking to Back Pain

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. The good news is that quitting tobacco can reduce the risk of developing chronic pain. Researchers have for the first time l
Counsel & Heal
added Nov 4, 2014 15:18

McARTHUR: Smoking linked to Alzheimer’s

We know it can contribute to lung cancer, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, breast cancer and a host of other afflictions too numerous to mention. I had no idea dementia was one of them. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report recen
The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
added Nov 3, 2014 17:14

[Australia] Smoking rates high among people with psychotic illness

The rate of smoking among people in Adelaide's northern suburbs who suffer from a psychotic illness is much greater than the national average and is contributing to other major health problems, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 2, 2014 10:09
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[UK] Teenagers who hate their hometown are turning to smoking and drinking 'to cope'

It found that a fifth of young people start smoking and drinking due to dissatisfaction with the place they live, despite and overall downward trend for these behaviours in the UK and the US. The study revealed young people said they felt unhappy with th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 19:55

Smoking in a Residential Treatment Facility: A Harm Reduction Approach

Mendralla said her facility’s Harm Reduction Approach “aims to get patients to the point of contemplating, ‘Yeah…I think I can quit.’” They focus on reducing how much patients smoke through a variety of tactics, including: (Healthcare Professionals Network)
added Oct 26, 2014 19:52

[Asia, China] Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

A Chinese study on how tobacco use damages the brain has also stumbled upon evidence heavy smoking can boost concentration and imagination - something scientists say could shed light on why many writers are attracted to lighting up.
South China Morning Post
added Oct 25, 2014 22:07
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