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For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable With Alcohol Than With Pot

Apr. 18, 2017 — Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new American ... read more

The Global Tobacco Control Treaty Has Reduced Smoking Rates in Its First Decade, but More Work Is Needed

Mar. 22, 2017 — Despite worldwide progress since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) came into effect in 2005, not all key demand-reduction measures have been fully implemented at the same ... read more

Cancer-Causing Benzene Found in E-Cigarette Vapors Operated at High Power

Mar. 8, 2017 — Significant levels of cancer-causing benzene in e-cigarette vapors can form when the devices are operated at high power, scientists have ... read more

Giving Up Cigarettes Linked With Recovery from Illicit Substance Use Disorders

Mar. 8, 2017 — Smokers in recovery from illicit drug use disorders are at greater risk of relapsing three years later compared with those who do not smoke cigarettes. Daily smokers and nondaily smokers had ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Perceptions of E-Cigs

Mar. 3, 2017 — Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), reports an international team of ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study harnesses social media data to explore -- in their own words -- the reasons people use e-cigarettes and why they started vaping in the first place. Nearly half of people say they began ... read more

Study Shows Role of Depression in the Ongoing Tobacco Epidemic

Mar. 1, 2017 — The prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade after declining sharply for many years. To determine whether there was an increase in certain barriers to successful ... read more

New Target for Parkinson's Disease Identified by Researchers

Feb. 28, 2017 — Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of ... read more

Preventing, Treating Smoking in Children and Youth

Feb. 27, 2017 — A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in the ... read more

Smoking Bans Finds Decrease in Smoke Exposure in Public and Private Places

Feb. 26, 2017 — Exposure to secondhand smoke has long been associated with negative health effects. A study of secondhand smoke exposure after two smoking bans in Spain, suggests that overall exposure can be ... read more

Heart Risks in Middle Age Boost Dementia Risk Later in Life

Feb. 22, 2017 — Heart disease risk factors in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia in later years. Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle ... read more

E-Cigarettes Popular Among Smokers With Existing Illnesses

Feb. 21, 2017 — Current and former smokers suffering from illnesses like chronic lung or cardiovascular disease are more likely to use e-cigarettes, investigators ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A mutation in the hemoglobin of a young woman in Germany was found to cause her mild anemia. But her father, who shared the mutation, did not develop anemia because his mutant hemoglobin was ... read more

Smokers' Memories Could Help Them Quit

Feb. 16, 2017 — Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new ... read more

After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection

Feb. 16, 2017 — For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious (septic) complications requiring repeat surgery, reports a new ... read more

Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful When Paired With Lung Cancer Screening

Feb. 14, 2017 — The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can ... read more

Do Children Inherit Drug Protection from Parents Exposed to Nicotine or Drugs?

Feb. 14, 2017 — A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, ... read more

Nicotine Changes How Nicotinic Receptors Are Grouped on Brain Cells

Feb. 13, 2017 — Nicotine the primary compound found within tobacco smoke is known to change the grouping of some subtypes of nicotinic receptors, but the mechanisms for nicotine addiction remain ... read more

Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use Among College Students

Feb. 13, 2017 — The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study has found a ... read more

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