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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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[UK] E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking

‘Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes’ published this week is a new briefing that aims to provide guidance and education to those involved with smoking cessation. The report also makes the following recommendations: Improve education about the rel
British Psychological Society (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:39
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Smoking during pregnancy linked to cerebral palsy, animal studies show

Scientists investigating the underlying mechanism causing cell death and damage have confirmed links between maternal smoking and cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 9, 2017 15:18
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Maternal Cigarette Smoke Exposure Worsens Neurological Outcomes in Adolescent Offspring with Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury

leading to devastating neurological consequences, such as cerebral palsy and seizures. Maternal smoking is one of the prominent risk factors contributing to HI injury. Mitochondrial integrity plays a critical role in neural injury and repair during HI. We
Frontiers Journals (cz)
added Oct 9, 2017 10:53
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Nicotine Increases Activation to Anticipatory Valence Cues In Anterior Insula and Striatum

Nicotinic enhancement of monetary reward-related brain activation in the insula and striatum in non-smokers dissociated acute effects of nicotine from effects on reward processing due to chronic smoking. Reward responsiveness predicted a greater nicotini
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:45
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HIV Care Initiation: A Teachable Moment for Smoking Cessation?

HIV treatment initiation appears to be associated with increases in intention to quit smoking thus serves as a potential teachable moment for smoking cessation intervention.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:44
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Public Knowledge and Credibility Perceptions of the FDA as a Tobacco Regulator

Much of the public still does not know that the FDA regulates tobacco products, and credibility perceptions are moderate. Greater knowledge of the FDA’s regulatory role was associated with higher credibility; efforts that increase the public’s understand
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:44
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Happiness as a Buffer of the Association Between Dependence and Acute Tobacco Abstinence Effects in African American Smokers

This laboratory study examined subjective happiness (SH;...SH may insulate against adverse effects of dependence on withdrawal during acute smoking abstinence, particularly withdrawal symptom clusters that are craving- and mood-based. Consideration of pos
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:39
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