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[UK] Children as young as 10 smoking to ease exam worries

Children as young as 10 are smoking cigarettes, gorging on junk food and drinking energy drinks to prepare for their exams, new research has found. A poll of more than 1,000 youngsters who took Key Stage Two SATs last year found eight had smoked before t
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:36
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Varenicline helps smokers with stable depression

Varenicline successfully promoted durable smoking cessation without exacerbating depression or anxiety in a randomized, phase IV, industry -funded study of patients with stably treated major depressive disorder.
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 10, 2015 16:02
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Cost-effectiveness of integrating tobacco cessation into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment

Smoking cessation integrated with treatment for PTSD was cost-effective, within a broad confidence region, but less cost-effective than most other smoking cessation programs reported in the literature.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 10, 2015 12:06
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[Spain] Motivational Interviewing Makes Tobacco Seem Disagreeable To Smokers, Helps Them Quit

One new study out of the University of Granada in Spain finds that motivational interviewing — a psychological technique that serves as direct intervention — made a difference in helping smokers see their habit as negative and disagreeable, and ultimately
Medical Daily
added May 9, 2015 14:15
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Effects of Nicotine and Nicotine Expectancy on Attentional Bias for Emotional Stimuli

Our data suggest that nicotine abstinence appears to disrupt attentional bias towards emotional facial stimuli. These data provide support for nicotine’s modulation of attentional bias as a central mechanism for maintaining affect regulation in cigarette
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 9, 2015 13:17
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Health Tip: Facing Emotions Without Cigarettes

there are ways to help you fight the temptation to resume the habit. The Smokefree.gov website recommends: * Take a break from what's making you emotional or nervous. Find something to use as a distraction, such as reading a book or playing a game.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 8, 2015 11:59
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E-Cigarette Opponent Claims that E-Cigarettes are Causing Permanent Brain Damage among Youth Experimenters

According to an article on the Voice of America web site, e-cigarette use among youth can lead to permanent brain damage...Ironically, perhaps if youth going back to using real cigarettes instead of fake ones, the e-cig opponents will stop scaring the pu
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added May 7, 2015 14:19
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Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for Teens

"Essentially, this drug creates a biologic need that can be permanent,” he told VOA. He said the effects include decreased working memory, tension problems as adults, and increased rates of depression and anxiety. Yet teens and young adults are attracte
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added May 4, 2015 11:35
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JASMER: E-Cigarettes: Effective Quit Aid or Vaping Gone Wild? The answer may depend on whether you are a realist or an idealist.

The recent publications in CHEST regarding the widely discordant views on e-cigarettes (also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems) are reflective of the lack of good data we have on the benefits and risks of these new devices.
MedPage Today
added Apr 30, 2015 13:12
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[California] Health: how to avoid lazy thinking

science versus belief systems...Optimism bias: Smokers know that smoking is addictive and lethal. But they tend to believe it will only enslave and kill other smokers... We value the present above the future. The best time to quit smoking is ...tomorrow
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 22:35
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