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Study: Brain connection key to quitting smoking

New study finds increased communication between two parts of the brain indicates better chances of a smoker successfully quitting the habit.
added May 14, 2015 10:10

Some Smokers May Be 'Hardwired' to Succeed at Quitting

The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the participants stopped smoking and were followed for 10 weeks. During that time, 41 of them started smoking again. The researcher
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 13, 2015 14:22

[Ohio, West Virginia] Study Links Secondhand Smoke Exposure to Motor Impairment in Children

Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure was significantly associated with motor impairment in a study of children living in the Appalachian region of Ohio and West Virginia, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
added May 13, 2015 11:40

[UK] Children as young as 10 'smoke before exams', survey suggests

Some 22% of children reported losing sleep during their SATs, but the figure rose to 59% among children who admitted skipping breakfast. Child psychologist Dr Claire Halsey said: "It's troubling that children are expressing so many worries about their ex
BBC Online
added May 11, 2015 10:39

[UK] Children as young as 10 are SMOKING to help cope with exam stress

A poll of more than 1,000 youngsters who took Key Stage Two SATs last year found eight had smoked before the tests, while 37 ate chocolate and 30 used high-sugar and caffeine drinks. The survey also revealed some 55% of youngsters feared getting bad res
The Mirror (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:38

[UK] Children as young as 10 smoking to ease exam worries

Children as young as 10 are smoking cigarettes, gorging on junk food and drinking energy drinks to prepare for their exams, new research has found. A poll of more than 1,000 youngsters who took Key Stage Two SATs last year found eight had smoked before t
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:36

Varenicline helps smokers with stable depression

Varenicline successfully promoted durable smoking cessation without exacerbating depression or anxiety in a randomized, phase IV, industry -funded study of patients with stably treated major depressive disorder.
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 10, 2015 16:02
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Cost-effectiveness of integrating tobacco cessation into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment

Smoking cessation integrated with treatment for PTSD was cost-effective, within a broad confidence region, but less cost-effective than most other smoking cessation programs reported in the literature.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 10, 2015 12:06
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[Spain] Motivational Interviewing Makes Tobacco Seem Disagreeable To Smokers, Helps Them Quit

One new study out of the University of Granada in Spain finds that motivational interviewing — a psychological technique that serves as direct intervention — made a difference in helping smokers see their habit as negative and disagreeable, and ultimately
Medical Daily
added May 9, 2015 14:15
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Effects of Nicotine and Nicotine Expectancy on Attentional Bias for Emotional Stimuli

Our data suggest that nicotine abstinence appears to disrupt attentional bias towards emotional facial stimuli. These data provide support for nicotine’s modulation of attentional bias as a central mechanism for maintaining affect regulation in cigarette
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 9, 2015 13:17
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