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Influence of Natural American Spirit advertising on current and former smokers’ perceptions and intentions

health-related beliefs predict attitudes towards NAS for current and former smokers, and mediate intentions to use NAS. Conclusions The findings of this study provide causal support for the need for further regulatory action to address the potentially ha
Tobacco Control
added Oct 21, 2017 22:30
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Brief Web-Based Interventions for Young Adult Smokers With Severe Mental Illnesses: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study

Interactive, web-based motivational interventions are feasible and promising for smoking cessation among young smokers with severe mental illnesses. Such interventions warrant further study among this group of smokers. Implications
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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Marijuana DOES change your brain: Study shows daily doses of the drug inflict permanent damage on the reward center, making users dependent

Researchers at Brigham Young University gave young mice daily doses of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis / They found that one injection was not addictive, but after a week the mice had significant brain changes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:52
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[UK] FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco

Now the World Bank goes further, suggesting policymakers “go big, go fast”, tax cigarettes based on quantity not price, and use “soft earmarks” that channel revenues to public health. Ultimately governments decide on taxation. But international institut
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:33
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Softening Among U.S. Smokers With Psychological Distress: More Quit Attempts and Lower Consumption as Smoking Drops [FREE FULL TEXT]

smokers with psychological distress, like the general population, are softening over time. To improve health outcomes and increase health equity, tobacco control policies should continue moving all subgroups of smokers down these softening curves, while s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Oct 12, 2017 16:35
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more mental health facilities are going smoke-free

1 in 3 people with a mental health condition smoke compared to 1 in 5 people without a condition—due in part to years of exploitation by the tobacco industry.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:39
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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

“Even though they smoke more than the general population, smokers with high psychological distress have been smoking less and trying to quit more, as the overall level of smoking has decreased,” said Margarete C. Kulik, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow with th
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:26
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Genome-wide association study across European and African American ancestries identifies a SNP in DNMT3B contributing to nicotine dependence

This novel DNMT3B cis-acting QTL variant highlights the importance of genetically influenced regulation in brain on the risks of nicotine dependence, heavy smoking and consequent lung cancer.
Molecular Psychiatry
added Oct 11, 2017 15:13
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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time: Smokers with High Psychological Distress Are Smoking Less and More Are Trying to Quit

a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of 19 years, from 1997 to 2015, this hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smoke
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:00
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[UK] Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes (PDF)

need to address the psychological as well as the biological factors...include capabilities (easier to use), opportunities (more available) and motivation (more appealing). Correctly and appropriately informing the general population about effects on sm
British Psychological Society (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:44
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