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Scientists Closer to Drug That Cuts Nicotine Dependence

Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers. The scientists gave the enzyme to nicotine-dependent rats and found it broke down nicotine in the bloodstream before it could reach the brain. This quickly
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 17, 2018 20:49
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FDA and NIH Study: Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health

The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study is a uniquely large, long-term study of tobacco use and health in the United States. A collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products and the Nati
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 17, 2018 20:26
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[North Carolina] 'Extremely concerned' about youth marketing, N.C. attorney general requests operational documents from e-cig maker Juul

Josh Stein said Monday he wants Juul officials to provide more details on its efforts, in marketing as well as relationships with retailers and re-sellers, to verify age before purchase, and any youth education and awareness programs.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 17, 2018 10:21
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Is nicotine addiction linked to cannabinoid receptors in the brain?

The human brain contains specialized neurons that respond to cannabinoids. A reduction in the number of working cannabinoid receptors has been linked to both marijuana and alcohol dependence. However, many patients with psychiatric disorders also smoke t
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:16
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Nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral impairment in multiple generations of descendants [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our findings show that nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral changes in multiple generations of descendants. Nicotine-induced changes in spermatozoal DNA methylation are a plausible mechanism for the transgenerational transmission of the phen
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:06
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[California] UCSF settles sexual harassment suit involving star researcher

has agreed to pay a former postdoc $150,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit involving a prominent tobacco researcher on its faculty. In the settlement, dated last month, Stanton Glantz, director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and
statnews.com
added Oct 17, 2018 02:10
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[Mid-east] It's Official: UAE Bans E-Cigarettes in Public

Residents in the UAE are confused over the rules surrounding the personal use of e-cigarettes, both in public places and at home, and are calling for clearer rules on the issue. However, the Dubai Municipality has made it clear that e-cigarettes are trea
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:40
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[Australia] 'Independent' doctor-led vaping group accepts tobacco-tainted funding

A charity spearheading efforts to legalise nicotine vaping in Australia has accepted funding from an overseas group with clear links to tobacco multinationals. Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA), the doctor-led charity that has drive
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:30
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[UK] Is hip hop fueling vape culture? 50% of rap videos feature e-cigarettes, weed and tobacco as researchers warn the industry ‘targets minorities’

E-cigarette companies are paying more and more hip hop artists to feature their products in their music videos in marketing campaigns that may target teenagers and minorities, new research suggests. From rock to hip hop and beyond, cigarettes have hist
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:23
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Cigarette prices going up

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the price increase was in line with the recent Sales and Service Tax (SST) implementation on Sept 1. "The SST will cause the prices of all tobacco products to increase.
The Star (my)
added Oct 16, 2018 17:52
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