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Almost half of elderly patients miscalculate life expectancy |

33 percent of them underestimated how long they might live...“The logic goes that if patients underestimate their survival they may not think it is worthwhile to stop smoking, or eat healthy meals or stay active or undergo cancer screening tests or other
added Oct 23, 2015 18:59

[Canada] Nicotine Gives Brain More Codeine Relief, Risk of Addiction

“Chronic nicotine use, or smoking, increases the amount of an enzyme that converts codeine into morphine within the brain, increasing pain relief. This may also make you more prone to addiction as the faster a drug gives you a high, the easier it is for y
University of Toronto
added Oct 17, 2015 13:04

Richard Smith: How public health moralists are promoting harm from tobacco and helping the tobacco industry

The evidence is clear that e-cigarettes are much less harmful than cigarettes, and the evidence that use of e-cigarettes encourages smoking among the young is thinking moralisers may be preventing other benefits for those who cannot stop smok
BMJ Group blogs
added Oct 16, 2015 07:20

Are Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels an Effective Message Strategy? A Test of Psychological Reactance Theory and Source Appraisal

exposure to graphic cigarette warning labels resulted in higher freedom threat perceptions, negative cognitions, and source domineeringness. Our results are considered with an emphasis on the theoretical and practical implications for policy makers.
Communication Research
added Feb 24, 2016 19:56

Smoking Cessation May Slow Brain Volume Loss in MS

Smoking cessation appears to decelerate loss of brain volume in multiple sclerosis (MS), and may have an effect on long-term clinical outcomes, data presented in a poster session at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (
Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR)
added Oct 14, 2015 17:24

Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix May Help Women Sooner Than Men

that Chantix (varenicline) helped women more than men for the first year of treatment. After a year, however, the anti-smoking medication worked equally well for both men and women. "Studies show that women have a harder time quitting smoking than men, e
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 14, 2015 17:27

[Florida] BAZDAR: Memory: Is nicotine friend or foe? ($$)

The widespread use of caffeine also begs the question of whether all “addictions” are bad as well as the question of what is an addiction.
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Oct 14, 2015 13:02
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Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after heart attack

Dr Nanchen's research shows that exercise and stopping smoking may improve depression after heart attack. He studied 1,164 patients who were part of the Swiss Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) cohort, a large prospective multicentre study of patients with A
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 10, 2015 13:20

[Asia, China] How passive smoke can affect your mood

A survey of more than 1 000 non-smoking, middle-aged women suggested that those who were exposed to second-hand smoke had more than double the risk of having depression than those who were not, reports the journal Psychiatry Research. Researchers at Gua
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 9, 2015 17:03

[France] Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,200 primary school students in France and found that those exposed to secondhand smoke while in the womb and/or at a young age were at higher risk for behavioral problems, particularly emotional and conduct diso
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 1, 2015 15:13
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