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[UK] Smoking is associated with pessimistic and avoidant beliefs about cancer: results from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smokers held more pessimistic and avoidant beliefs about cancer, which could deter early-detection behaviour. A better understanding of these beliefs is needed to increase engagement in early diagnosis by this high-risk group.
British Journal of Cancer
added May 26, 2015 09:18

[UK] Smokers more likely to think cancer is a death sentence

Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK. Smokers are less likely to engage in cancer screening programs and are less engaged with health services overall
added May 26, 2015 09:14

Smokers Less Likely to Vote As They Become Increasingly Marginalized

say their study is the first to demonstrate an association between smoking and lower participation in the electoral process. "We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and ac
Science Times
added May 22, 2015 13:16
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Increased Functional Connectivity in an Insula-Based Network is Associated with Improved Smoking Cessation Outcomes

suggest that relapse vulnerability is associated with weaker connectivity between the posterior insula and primary sensorimotor cortices. Perhaps greater connectivity in this network improves the ability to inhibit a motor response to cigarette cravings w
added May 22, 2015 11:25

Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success

Researchers reviewed brain scans of smokers who tried to quit and found the people who succeeded had something in common: a stronger connection between the insula, home to urges and cravings, and the somatosensory cortex, which handles touch and motor co
added May 22, 2015 11:23

Nicotine and Nicotinic Receptors in Disease and Therapy

Nicotine acts on the cholinergic system; it is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, hence the name of these receptors. The endogenous agonist of nicotinic receptors is acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system
Brain Blogger (Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF))
added May 20, 2015 11:47

Scientists Test Secondhand Smoke Effects Of Marijuana, Find 'Contact High' Is Real

Smoking marijuana in an unventilated room — “hotboxing,” to the uninitiated — is a surefire way to increase a person’s physiological effects to the drug, a new study finds, thus confirming empirically what anecdotal evidence has taught pot smokers for dec
Medical Daily
added May 15, 2015 20:50

Non-smoker exposure to secondhand cannabis smoke II: Effect of room ventilation on the physiological, subjective, and behavioral/cognitive effects

Room ventilation has a pronounced effect on exposure to secondhand cannabis smoke. Under extreme, unventilated conditions, secondhand cannabis smoke exposure can produce detectable levels of THC in blood and urine, minor physiological and subjective drug
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added May 15, 2015 15:35

Secondhand marijuana smoke can cause range of detectable effects, study finds

Marijuana's active ingredient can show up in tests even for nonsmokers, if they've had concentrated exposure to secondhand smoke. That's one of the findings from the first comprehensive study on secondhand marijuana smoke since the 1980s, conducted by t
Johns Hopkins University
added May 15, 2015 15:33

The New Science of How to Quit Smoking

Two studies shed light on promising new ways to make kicking the habit easier, using both biology and behavior...smoking patients who have strokes and damage to the insula suddenly lose their desire to smoke and quit almost cold turkey. McClernon believe
TIME Magazine
added May 14, 2015 15:08
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