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[UK] Smoking shrinks critical part of the brain - leading to memory loss

Long-term smoking causes a thinning of the brain's cortex, which can lead to memory loss, according to a major international study. The cortex - the outer layer of the brain - naturally thins with old age, but smoking appears to accelerate the thinning,
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 11, 2015 07:43

Brain damage from smoking may be reversible

AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 11, 2015 07:27

Cigarette smoking and thinning of the brain’s cortex [FREE FULL TEXT]

Accounting for total amount of lifetime smoking, the cortex of subjects who stopped smoking seems to have partially recovered for each year without smoking. However, it took ~25 years for complete cortical recovery in affected areas for those at the mean
Molecular Psychiatry
added Feb 11, 2015 07:45

[North Carolina] Analysts await struggling Targacept's next move

The reality of another drug compound failing a clinical trial prompted Targacept ... to declare July 28 it was moving beyond its core nicotinic research after 14 years.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 8, 2015 12:43

[California] LETTER: Response to Carol Denney's comment on smoking

Non-smoke ingestion of tobacco such as nicotine patches and gum--none of them are very effective as an alternative to inhaling cigarette smoke when someone is both mentally ill and a nicotine addict. I tried, at your suggestion, to find studies on the U
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Feb 7, 2015 19:33

Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to the widely held misconception, WPS is associated with a variety of adverse short-term and long-term health effects that should reinforce the need for stronger regulation. In addition, this review highlights the limitations of the published wor
Tobacco Control
added Feb 7, 2015 03:29

[UK] Council chiefs back controversial move to ban smoking at mental health centres

COUNCIL chiefs and commissioners have backed a controversial move to ban smoking within the grounds of all the mental health facilities in East Lancashire. The blanket rule, which was brought in last month across all sites run by Lancashire Care NHS Fou
Lancashire Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 6, 2015 14:26

Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren't back by scientific evidence -- such as stress or hormones in foods..."About half of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented through lifestyle choices -- like not smoking, eating a healthy diet, get
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 6, 2015 15:55

[California] BRAGEN: ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Schizophrenia, Marijuana and Tobacco

At one point, I was able to go "cold turkey" for a week. And then I was in the same room as someone who smoked an electronic cigarette, and I was triggered. I was back to smoking the same evening.
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Feb 2, 2015 17:41

[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Smoke break

death isn’t cool and killing your friends isn’t either. Our editorial board asks that you respect this ban and abide by it for the sake of both your health and the health of others. This citywide smoking ban is a step closer towards a safer and healthier
The Maroon (Loyola University)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:50
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