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Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best Option

12 hours after a person’s last cigarette, the oxygen uptake and blood flow in the quitter’s brain decreases significantly... Because of this, the researchers suggest that a gradual cutting back on smoking may be the best choice to avoid the severe effects
Psych Central
added Jan 30, 2015 14:31

[China, UK] Big Tobacco Targets Chinese Females in the 'She Economy'

Whether a young woman is smoking because she wishes to appear sophisticated, charming or independent, or because she thinks that nicotine will keep her weight under control, the main issue is the smoker's image. Even when cigarettes are used for stress r
Yibada (cn)
added Jan 26, 2015 22:43

[California] Competency Hearing Delayed in Smoking-Bothered-Him Case

A mental competency hearing was postponed Monday until Feb. 9 for a man accused of stabbing a woman near Belmont Park because her smoking bothered him. Terrance Alphonce Behan, 71, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing near
Times of San Diego
added Jan 26, 2015 22:28

[UK] Smoking ban for mental health patients in Islington’s high-security wards

Camden and Islington Foundation Trust has become one of the first in the country to stop offering supervised smoking breaks to in-patients, warning that smoking is the “main cause of death” among its “service users” and “interferes with psychiatric treat
Islington Tribune (uk)
added Jan 19, 2015 10:16

[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

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

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

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

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.
added Jan 12, 2015 23:04
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