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Study reveals new mechanism in nicotine addiction

. This component of addiction is known as negative reward and is controlled in part by a region of the brain called the habenula. The neurotransmitters acetylcholine and glutamate are thought to influence nicotine dependence in the habenula, but the molec
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 2, 2015 17:39
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Adolescents’ and adults’ perceptions of ‘natural’, ‘organic’ and ‘additive-free’ cigarettes, and the required disclaimers

We sought to investigate adolescents’ and adults’ perceptions of an American Spirit advertisement...Disclaimers intended to prevent consumers from attributing a health benefit to cigarettes labelled as ‘natural’, ‘additive-free’, or ‘organic’ may be insuf
Tobacco Control
added Dec 2, 2015 07:25
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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
EurekAlert
added Dec 1, 2015 00:53
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LETTER: Where Smoking Persists

When I have tried to advocate for increased and better smoking cessation services in homeless-serving organizations like shelters, day respites and housing for the formerly homeless, I find little that is offered. We need more funds for high-smoking-rate
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 08:46
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[Mississippi] Customer who shot Waffle House waitress dead for asking to stop smoking was a firefighter who was forced to retire after suffering 'traumatic brain injury' in crash

A man accused of murdering a Waffle House waitress after she asked him to stop smoking in the restaurant suffered a severe brain injury during a car accident 13 years ago, it has been revealed.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2015 15:37
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[Canada] The ‘common knowledge’ of Quebecers: quantifying the evidence of historians testifying for defendant tobacco companies

even by the tobacco industry's own construct, the information environment surrounding Quebec smokers in the middle 20th century included more prosmoking messages than information about the risks of smoking.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 28, 2015 16:10
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[UK] BBC engineer who loved his job becomes 'Britain's first' e-cigarette suicide after drinking liquid nicotine and bingeing on cider

Jonathan Keen, 46, who was described as a functioning alcoholic, was found by his girlfriend at his flat in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, next to remnants of fluid used in e-cigarettes and empty cans of cider. Buckinghamshire Coroner Richard Hulett heard M
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:46
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The Best Drug for Quitting Smoking Can't Shake Its Suicide Stigma

a review of the scientific literature has the exact opposite effect: one can’t help but conclude that something else is causing these people to feel like they’re losing control. The truth is difficult to pin down, and it’s made Chantix a unique case stu
Vice.com
added Nov 24, 2015 20:49
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[UK] Smoking during pregnancy leaves a genetic mark imprinted in your baby's blood 'that's still detectable 5 years later - and could be linked to autism'

New research has shown blood taken from children up to the age of five contains molecular evidence about whether or not their mothers smoked during pregnancy. The findings offer strong evidence that environmental exposures in the womb remain in the body
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 24, 2015 00:05
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A Systematic Review of Loneliness and Smoking: Small Effects, Big Implications

Loneliness and smoking are likely associated, however, half of the studies reviewed did not report significant associations. Studies conducted with larger sample sizes, such as those that used nationally representative samples, were more likely to have st
Substance Use & Misuse
added Nov 20, 2015 19:10
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