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Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to test the effectiveness of a transdermal nicotine patch in improving memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a p
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 7, 2015 20:01
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Quantifying how smokers value attributes of electronic cigarettes

not being able to use an e-cigarette indoors and losing flavours also significantly reduced the price respondents were willing to pay for an e-cigarette. Conclusion Our results suggest that smokers value multiple attributes of e-cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 7, 2015 15:29

[UK] In the patient’s best interests? Who says?

But what are the limits to patients’ autonomy? How much should clinicians constrain choice in the name of a patient’s best interests? On the other side of the debate Deborah Arnott and Simon Wessely say that they can’t condone “patients smoking themselve
British Medical Journal
added Nov 6, 2015 19:40

Maudsley Debate: Should psychiatric hospitals completely ban smoking?

A “smoking culture” leads to disproportionate harm among people with serious mental health problems, argue Deborah Arnott and Simon Wessely. But Michael Fitzpatrick thinks it unethical to deprive patients of autonomy and impose treatment
British Medical Journal
added Nov 5, 2015 16:16

Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with 'same urgency as other drugs,' study says

Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds.
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added Nov 4, 2015 15:36

[UK] Does tobacco use cause psychosis? Systematic review and meta-analysis (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Daily tobacco use is associated with increased risk of psychosis and an earlier age at onset of psychotic illness. The possibility of a causal link between tobacco use and psychosis merits further examination.
The Lancet (uk)
added Nov 4, 2015 15:09

[Connecticut] Nicotine reduces aggressive episodes in mice and children with autism

Yale published two papers: one demonstrating that nicotine reduces aggression in three different types of mouse, and another finding that transdermal nicotine patches — those placed on the skin’s surface — alleviate aggression common in patients suffering
Yale Daily News
added Nov 4, 2015 15:03

Demonising smokers DOESN'T work: Stigma surrounding the habit means some are 'more determined than ever' to light up

Stereotypes of smokers are universally negative, researchers found This leads to stress, anger, social isolation and low self esteem Anti-smoking messages backfire because smokers become defensive Positive messages reinforcing benefits of quitting may b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 4, 2015 12:00

[UK] Health Inequalities Resource Pack

The pack is designed as a set of pragmatic tools... Smoking also causes many people to fall below the poverty line. It is estimated that over a million people could be raised out of poverty if people in their household quit smoking. This poverty calculato
ASH London (uk)
added Nov 4, 2015 11:33

Anti-Smoking Programs May Sometimes Backfire

found that, while portraying smoking as socially unacceptable can persuade some smokers to quit, it can make others angry and defensive and harm their self-esteem, making it harder to quit. To reach that conclusion, the researchers reviewed nearly 600 st
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 4, 2015 11:03
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