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Smoking Can Be A Pain In The Back

A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances of developing this often debilitating condition.
REDORBIT (formerly
added Nov 6, 2014 17:40

[China] Smokers’ sensory beliefs mediate the relation between smoking a ‘light/low tar’ cigarette and perceptions of harm [FREE FULL TEXT]

results demonstrate the importance of implementing tobacco control policies that address the impact that cigarette design and marketing can have in capitalising on the smoker's natural associations between smoother sensations and lowered perceptions of ha
Tobacco Control
added Nov 5, 2014 10:11
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Smoking increases risk of pain chronification through shared corticostriatal circuitry

We conclude that smoking increases risk of transitioning to CBP, an effect mediated by corticostriatal circuitry involved in addictive behavior and motivated learning.
Human Brain Mapping
added Nov 5, 2014 09:37
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[UK] Smokers are three times more likely to suffer from back pain - but quitting can ease symptoms

Quitting smoking can lower the risk of developing chronic pain / Study looked at the connection between two areas of the brain / These were areas responsible for motivated learning and addiction / The areas 'talk' to each other and the connection is stro
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 09:35

Brain Study Links Smoking to Back Pain

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. The good news is that quitting tobacco can reduce the risk of developing chronic pain. Researchers have for the first time l
Counsel & Heal
added Nov 4, 2014 15:18

McARTHUR: Smoking linked to Alzheimer’s

We know it can contribute to lung cancer, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, breast cancer and a host of other afflictions too numerous to mention. I had no idea dementia was one of them. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report recen
The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
added Nov 3, 2014 17:14

[Australia] Smoking rates high among people with psychotic illness

The rate of smoking among people in Adelaide's northern suburbs who suffer from a psychotic illness is much greater than the national average and is contributing to other major health problems, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 2, 2014 10:09
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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 Nov 1, 2014 22:31

Menstrual Cycle Phase Effects in the Gender Dimorphic Stress Cue Reactivity of Smokers

suggests that gender differences in craving vs. affective responding to stress cues may, in part, be explained variation by menstrual cycle phase. Study limitations and implications of the findings for future research and treatment are briefly discussed.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 1, 2014 22:26
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[UK] Teenagers who hate their hometown are turning to smoking and drinking 'to cope'

It found that a fifth of young people start smoking and drinking due to dissatisfaction with the place they live, despite and overall downward trend for these behaviours in the UK and the US. The study revealed young people said they felt unhappy with th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 19:55
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