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Research reveals why nicotine initially feels disgusting, could help smokers quit

November 27, 2019

Taryn Grieder has a personal interest in understanding why people continue to smoke despite the initial revulsion and countless…
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

November 7, 2019

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco…
Study: Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food

September 23, 2019

It’s sometimes thought that smokers who can’t light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of…
Genes, the social environment and adolescent smoking

September 17, 2019

Adolescence is a time of dramatic change. It marks a period of significant physical transformation — such as…
Apartment and condo dwellers report smelling cannabis more than tobacco smoke

September 16, 2019

More people in apartment buildings and condominiums reported exposure to cannabis smoke than tobacco one year before legalization, a…
Menthol restrictions may hike cigarette costs, reduce health disparities

September 12, 2019

Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase…
Proactively offering smokers free treatment to quit smoking is cost-effective

September 6, 2019

Quitting smoking is difficult and quit attempts are less likely to be successful without treatment. Many smokers want…
Nursing researchers receive grants to develop smoking, sleep interventions

August 22, 2019

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing have received two grants totaling more than $260,000 to…
In first-of-its-kind study, UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

August 21, 2019

Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years – 1 in 5 college students in the…
Study finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and emphysema

August 14, 2019

Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a…
Cigarettes with pro-environment marketing perceived as less harmful, Stanford study finds

August 6, 2019

Few people would consider a handgun with a sustainably harvested wood stock any less lethal than one with…
Banning tobacco sales to people under age 21 reduces smoking

July 30, 2019

County- and municipality-level bans on tobacco sales to individuals under age 21 yield substantive reductions in smoking among…
More cancer patients get help to quit smoking

July 19, 2019

When patients who smoke begin cancer treatment at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine…
Patients with mental health conditions denied access to ‘best available’ stop smoking treatments

July 11, 2019

A new study from researchers at the universities of Bristol and Bath suggests that doctors should rethink which…
From Simple Tools to High-Level Buy-In, How Doctors Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Tobacco

July 9, 2019

A simple set of decision-support tools combined with institutional buy-in can help increase the number of cancer patients…
Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

July 4, 2019

Thirdhand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight…
Lifestyle Factors Partly Explain the Relationship between Low-Grade Inflammation and Depressive Symptoms

June 25, 2019

In addition to biological factors, lifestyle choices play an important role in the association between mental health and…
Study of multiethnic genomes identifies 27 genetic variants associated with certain diseases

June 20, 2019

In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers identified 27 new genomic variants associated with conditions such…
Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation

June 18, 2019

For decades, Big Tobacco has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. That’s among…
Younger women who suffer a heart attack are almost always smokers

June 12, 2019

Smoking is the overriding cause of heart attacks for people between the ages of 30 and 50, and…
Electric hookahs might be no safer than traditional charcoal-based ones

May 23, 2019

Waterpipe tobacco smoking, otherwise known as “hookah” or “shisha,” is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among youth. Traditional…
Leaving school earlier could increase the risk of heart disease

May 23, 2019

Although it has been known for a long time, that education, and socioeconomic position affect health, particularly in…
Early Life Exposure to Nicotine Alters Neurons, Predisposes Brain to Addiction Later in Life

May 22, 2019

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters the reward circuity in the brains of newborn mice, increasing their preference for…
Growth in e-cigarette use hasn’t led young people to think smoking is ‘normal’

April 3, 2019

The analysis, which was conducted in collaboration with academics from Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow and Bristol, focused on three…
Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

April 2, 2019

Low levels of oxygen in the womb – which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as…
Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth

March 12, 2019

When it comes to marketing electronic cigarettes to young people, fake news appears to stick. The U.S. Food…
Research Brief: College students’ perceptions of e-cigarettes

March 4, 2019

Young adults’ use of e-cigarettes, JUUL and vapes has grown in the past several years. In a study…
Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?

March 1, 2019

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the…
Heat-not-burn cigarettes are not a good alternative – they are still terrible for your lungs

February 24, 2019

Smoking is extremely harmful for your health and everyone knows it. Even people who are smokers usually do…
Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

February 19, 2019

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing…
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