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[UK] OUTRAGE: East Lancashire NHS chiefs ban smoking at all mental health facilities

It means patients detained under the Mental Health Act are forced to abstain from smoking during the course of their admission...also covers e-cigarettes, follows national guidance and patients will instead be offered nicotine replacement therapy, such a
Burnley Citizen (uk)
added Jan 16, 2015 17:39
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Varenicline as a Cause of Suicidal Outcomes

there is consistent evidence that varenicline either does not cause increased suicide outcomes, or if it does, the effect is very small. Warnings to consumers and clinicians should reflect, not just the results of post-marketing studies, but the results o
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 16, 2015 10:25
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Response to Transdermal Selegiline Smoking Cessation Therapy and Markers in the 15q24 Chromosomal Region

Variants in genes encoding cholinergic receptors affect abstinence, craving and mood in selegiline-treated smokers. Selegiline primarily affects dopamine levels in the brain, but cholinergic input affects nicotine-induced dopaminergic activity. These mark
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 16, 2015 10:23
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SIEGEL: Why are Anti-Smoking Groups Recommending a Smoking Cessation Drug That Has Been Linked to Hundreds of Sudden Deaths?

if e-cigarettes were linked - by anecdotal reports - to sudden deaths, even without definitive evidence of a clear causal connection, anti-smoking groups would not be recommending the use of this smoking cessation device. But under precisely the same cond
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jan 14, 2015 10:20
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Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds

While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful. "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medical stud
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 12, 2015 23:07
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Adolescents’ Perceptions of Light and Intermittent Smoking in the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

CONCLUSIONS: Misconceptions about the safety of light and intermittent smoking are widespread among US adolescents. Significant public health attention is needed to redress these misperceptions.
Pediatrics
added Jan 12, 2015 23:04
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[California] Scripps Scientists Discover New Vaccine To Help Smokers Quit

In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the researchers said they discovered which is the best target of two types of nicotine, which are referred to as left-handed and right-handed. According to the institute, 99 percent of the nico
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA)
added Jan 12, 2015 22:59
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[Australia] Anti-smoke drug blamed for death

A Perth mother wants her son's death investigated by the State Coroner...Daniel Patterson was prescribed varenicline, a medication marketed as Champix that has been linked to 25 suicides in Australia in the seven years to 2014 and anoth
West Australian (au)
added Jan 11, 2015 15:43
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Quit-smoking drug suspected in 30 suicides in Canada

Poor data collection means there could be many more cases, experts say. But the maker of Champix says no reliable, scientific evidence fingers the drug in deaths
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jan 11, 2015 03:24
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[UK] E-cigarettes rigged by drug users to smoke hallucinogen DMT

Drug users have discovered a method of adapting electronic cigarettes to vaporize a potent class A hallucinogen known as dimethyltryptamine or DMT. The straightforward “hack” is being discussed openly on multiple web forums, with DMT enthusiasts describ
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Jan 8, 2015 11:10
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