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Why Your Brain Craves Cigarettes When You Drink

the urge to smoke is two-pronged. The first part results from the way nicotine affects memory, but the other is in how nicotine combines with alcohol to reduce dopamine levels. Together the two mechanisms make cigarettes seem delicious. Let's break that
Vice.com
added May 31, 2017 17:37
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[Australia] World No Tobacco Day: 31 per cent of single parents in WA smoke

smoking is most rife among disadvantaged groups, such as single parents, the homeless and people with a mental illness. Some 31 per cent of single parents unable or unwilling to kick the habit and one in three people with a mental illness smokes compared
Perth (WA) Sunday Times (au)
added May 31, 2017 15:08
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Prenatal nicotine exposure induces HPA axis-hypersensitivity in offspring rats via the intrauterine programming of up-regulation of hippocampal GAD67

These results indicate that prenatal nicotine exposure can enhance the potential excitability of the hypothalamus via the intrauterine programming of up-regulation of hippocampal GAD67. All of these results contribute to the HPA-axis hypersensitivity in a
Archives of Toxicology
added May 30, 2017 03:03
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Cigarette Smoking Cessation Intervention for Buprenorphine Treatment Patients

Patients receiving Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid use disorder have high cigarette smoking rates....This study demonstrates that an intervention combining motivational interviewing with an extended treatment protocol can increase cigarette
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 27, 2017 23:30
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[Connecticut] Sovereign Health's Chief Scientific Officer Veena Kumari, Ph.D., Presented on 'Nicotine Addiction in Schizophrenia' at Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Kumari's presentation discussed the reasons for the elevated smoking rates in people with schizophrenia. emphasizing that theories on this behavior is related to sensory gating (blocking or inhibiting certain stimuli) and cognitive deficits in this d
PR Newswire
added May 27, 2017 23:29
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Early Subjective Sensory Experiences with “cigalike” E-cigarettes Among African American Menthol Smokers: A Qualitative Study

In future research of e-cigarettes’ efficacy...both device characteristics and smokers’ expectations for these devices should be considered, so vapers do not expect the same...“whole body” satisfaction as they experienced with their menthol cigarettes.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 27, 2017 17:16
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Nicotine enhances bees' activity

Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colors, according to scientists. The researchers used artificial flowers in a tightly-monitored flight arena in the laboratory to mimic how flowering plants use animals as pollen ca
ScienceDaily
added May 25, 2017 22:02
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ARCHIVE: Hallucinogen in ‘magic mushrooms’ might have helped smokers quit

The study of the 15 participants, published this week in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, is the first to look at the feasibility of using the psychedelic drug psilocybin to aid in a smoking cessation treatment program.
Washington Post
added May 25, 2017 16:09
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What could keep young people away from alcohol and cigarettes? Findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusion Joint interventions to promote happiness and harm awareness could help young adolescents from engaging with drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes.
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 25, 2017 15:52
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Happiness and harm awareness could keep young people from drinking and smoking

Researchers at UCL, UK found that young people who were happier and more aware of the harms of alcohol and cigarettes were more likely to never drink or smoke than those who were less aware or perceived themselves as less happy.
EurekAlert
added May 25, 2017 01:06
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