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Regulators should not consider 'lost pleasure' of quitting smoking, study says

Federal officials considering new regulations on tobacco products should give more weight to the fact that a majority of smokers are unhappy about feeling addicted to cigarettes, and should put less emphasis on the theory that smokers who quit are losing
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:58
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Study suggests there is no reason to add tobacco to cannabis

Cannabis does not become any more rewarding when combined with tobacco, according to new research published in the journal Psychopharmacology. “Cannabis and tobacco are two of the world’s most commonly used drugs, and around the world they are also used
PsyPost
added Nov 19, 2017 01:24
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Social media e-cigarette exposure and e-cigarette expectancies and use among young adults

was associated with current e-cigarette use indirectly through two of the four positive outcome expectancies examined, namely, positive “smoking” experience and positive sensory experience. We discuss the implications of the findings in the context of tob
Science Direct
added Nov 17, 2017 23:09
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E-cigarette aerosol exposure can cause craniofacial defects in Xenopus laevis embryos and mammalian neural crest cells [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our work is the first to show that ECIG use could pose a potential hazard to the developing embryo and cause craniofacial birth defects. This emphasizes the need for more testing and regulation of this new popular product. Figures
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:56
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Vaping while pregnant could cause craniofacial birth defects, study shows

The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE in late September, add to growing scientific evidence suggesting that e-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:52
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[Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA] Disparagement of health warning labels on cigarette packages and cessation attempts: results from four countries

HWL disparagement was assessed as the frequency of making fun of HWLs in the past month...HWL disparagement among smokers may indicate greater warning relevance and processing and does not result in counterproductive effects on cessation efforts.
Health Education Research
added Nov 17, 2017 20:03
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Addiction Potential of Cigarettes With Reduced Nicotine Content in Populations With Psychiatric Disorders and Other Vulnerabilities to Tobacco Addiction

Reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in populations that are highly vulnerable to tobacco addiction. Smokers with psychiatric conditions and socioeconomic disadvantage are more addicted and less likely to qui
JAMA Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:27
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Investigators compare effects of nicotine with and without menthol on brain and behavior

"Our findings support the notion that beyond flavor, mentholated tobacco may have psychoactive effects that impact nicotine addiction and withdrawal," said Guillaume Poirier, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and co-author of the study. "Adding menthol to ni
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:23
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Why does smoking increase your risk of MS?

The effect of smoking is long-lived: it takes about 10 years after quitting for disease activity to return to the level of people who don’t smoke. As well as being harmful in terms of overall health, smoking increases your risk of Crohn’s disease and Rheu
Barts MS blog
added Nov 17, 2017 15:15
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[UK] Webinar – the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition

On 13 November 2017, the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership hosted a webinar on the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition. The webinar featured presentations from Dr Debbie Robson who gave an overview of harm reduction and the
ASH London (uk)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:10
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