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[Australia] Smoking makes it harder to quit drinking

Contrary to popular opinion, smoking does not make it easier to quit alcohol, and may in fact make the withdrawal process worse. A study, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that smoking during alcohol withdrawal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 2, 2014 08:14
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Smoking and Motivation: Exploring Why Helps Smokers Quit

can be successfully treated in part through a counseling technique called motivational interviewing, which helps smokers quit by exploring why they smoke, why they want to quit, and why they may have trouble quitting. As a technique, motivational intervie
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Dec 1, 2014 18:29
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Why Do So Many Schizophrenics Smoke?

Scientists are still studying how nicotine and schizophrenia may be linked. The brain contains several types of receptors—proteins on the surface of cells that receive chemical messages. Nicotine attaches to the same type of receptors as a brain chemi
Healthgrades
added Nov 29, 2014 02:02
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[Australia] Smoking early is linked to chronic period pain

studied a large population sample of 9,000 women, all of whom were taking part in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, from 1996 onwards. Every three to four years between 2000 and 2012, the women were asked about the frequency of severe p
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added Nov 28, 2014 14:32
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E-Cigarette Awareness, Use, and Harm Perceptions in Italy: A National Representative SurveyE-Cigarette Awareness, Use, and Harm Perceptions in Italy: A National Representative Survey

Three out of 4 e-cigarette users reported to have favorably modified their smoking habit; however, 90% of users did not quit smoking as a consequence of starting vaping e-cigarettes. Almost 900,000 Italian never-smokers, particularly young never-smokers,
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 26, 2014 11:03
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Tobacco smoking interferes with GABAA receptor neuroadaptations during prolonged alcohol withdrawal

constituents in tobacco smoke other than nicotine block the recovery of GABAA receptor systems during sustained alcohol abstinence, contributing to alcohol relapse and the perpetuation of smoking.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
added Dec 2, 2014 08:15
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[Sweden] Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated is likely incorrect

FDA should recognize that data from studies, including those cited by Swedish Match, that use a single question to measure comparative harm are likely to underestimate the proportion of people who consider smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigaret
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 26, 2014 10:47
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E-Cigarette Use among Smokers with Serious Mental Illness

Within a clinical trial with smokers with serious mental illness, EC use increased over time, particularly among younger adults and those intending to quit tobacco. EC use was unrelated to changes in smoking. The findings are of clinical interest and war
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Dec 4, 2014 13:48
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Is Impulsivity a Symptom of Initial Tobacco Withdrawal? A Meta-Analysis and Qualitative Systematic Review

Further studies of whether abstinence produces objective changes in impulsivity, and whether increases in impulsivity during abstinence prompt relapse, are needed.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 24, 2014 20:39
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Great American Smokeout: Smoking Is Major Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

While you cannot change your age and family history, there are modifiable lifestyle factors you can act upon to effectively reduce your risk for developing this tragic disease. These modifiable risk factors include things like diet, physical activity, o
The Epoch Times English Version
added Nov 20, 2014 21:42
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