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If a causal relationship does exist, nicotine is most likely responsible for this association. This raises serious public health concerns about the increasing use of e-cigarettes and other products, particularly by adolescents whose nicotine use may incre
This year, Wunderman Health chose to study the smoking cessation category—in which decades of anti-smoking campaigns have failed to persuade the estimated 38 million Americans who smoke to quit.
Studies suggest that smoking cigarettes changes the way that the brain processes sensory stimuli and perceives pain. Nicotine tricks the body into feeling less pain at first and releases feel-good chemicals like dopamine, which is why smoking has an addi
Conclusions This trial of training in tobacco treatment within mental healthcare is feasible thus far; self-reported rates of tobacco treatment are low and associated with clinician attitudes and barriers. I
Even as more and more American quit smoking cigarettes, individuals with serious psychological distress (SPD) are much less likely to extinguish their habbit. A new study by scientists at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and The City Universi
Compared to teenagers and young adults who continued using marijuana, those who abstained for a month displayed a “modest but reliable improvement in their ability to learn,” said lead researcher Randi Schuster. “Most of this improvement surprisingly ha
Some researchers believe that traffic pollution acts like secondhand smoke, restricting the intake of oxygen and nutrients that are needed by the foetus. This affects the human cell development and causes problems later in life.
The link between smoking and multiple sclerosis (MS) is “clearer than ever”, with those who smoke more likely to develop the condition and become disabled more quickly, a charity has warned. The MS Society said it has completed a major evidence review
In chronic pain patients, smoking is associated with enhanced pain levels together with an imbalance of the Th17/Treg ratio. The shift of the Th17/Treg ratio towards inflammation may explain in part the increased pain intensity in these patients.