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Brain Study Links Smoking to Back Pain

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. The good news is that quitting tobacco can reduce the risk of developing chronic pain. Researchers have for the first time l
Counsel & Heal
added Nov 4, 2014 15:18

McARTHUR: Smoking linked to Alzheimer’s

We know it can contribute to lung cancer, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, breast cancer and a host of other afflictions too numerous to mention. I had no idea dementia was one of them. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report recen
The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
added Nov 3, 2014 17:14

[Australia] Smoking rates high among people with psychotic illness

The rate of smoking among people in Adelaide's northern suburbs who suffer from a psychotic illness is much greater than the national average and is contributing to other major health problems, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 2, 2014 10:09
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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 Nov 1, 2014 22:31

Menstrual Cycle Phase Effects in the Gender Dimorphic Stress Cue Reactivity of Smokers

suggests that gender differences in craving vs. affective responding to stress cues may, in part, be explained variation by menstrual cycle phase. Study limitations and implications of the findings for future research and treatment are briefly discussed.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 1, 2014 22:26
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[UK] Teenagers who hate their hometown are turning to smoking and drinking 'to cope'

It found that a fifth of young people start smoking and drinking due to dissatisfaction with the place they live, despite and overall downward trend for these behaviours in the UK and the US. The study revealed young people said they felt unhappy with th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 19:55

Smoking in a Residential Treatment Facility: A Harm Reduction Approach

Mendralla said her facility’s Harm Reduction Approach “aims to get patients to the point of contemplating, ‘Yeah…I think I can quit.’” They focus on reducing how much patients smoke through a variety of tactics, including: (Healthcare Professionals Network)
added Oct 26, 2014 19:52

[Asia, China] Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

A Chinese study on how tobacco use damages the brain has also stumbled upon evidence heavy smoking can boost concentration and imagination - something scientists say could shed light on why many writers are attracted to lighting up.
South China Morning Post
added Oct 25, 2014 22:07

Gender differences in negative reinforcement smoking expectancies

Beliefs that smoking alleviates negative affect may reflect a gender-specific etiological process disproportionately prominent in women. Enhancing ability to cope with negative affect without smoking or challenge negative reinforcement expectancies may be
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 25, 2014 21:15

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

The study showed smokers were more likely to have anxiety after a heart attack than former smokers and those who never smoked. But there was no link between smoking and increased risk of depression after a heart attack, the researchers said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 23, 2014 14:09
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