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Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...ts University researchers say that the symptoms of nicotine addiction can appear even when youth are smoking a...found that 10 per cent of youth become addicted to nicotine within two days of first inhaling from a cigarette, and 25 per cent are addicted within a month. T...

Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

...ic communities such as Leicester and London. The nicotine content in hookah tobacco seems to be the same as in cigarettes, but the authors warn that hookah smoking carries a greater risk of carbon monoxide poisoning than cigarette smoking, particularly if smaller hookah pipes and quick lighting commercial c...

Anti-smoking Drug Could Help Treat Alcoholism: Study

...tates and Europe in 2006, has been shown to reduce nicotine consumption by affecting the brain's reward system for addictive substances. The research team, noting that cigarettes and alcohol are often abused together, wanted to see if the drug had the same affect on drinking. The researchers tested the im...

Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk

...ch substances contained in cigarette smoke such as nicotine or carbon monoxide exert a protective effect and promote survival of dopaminergic neurons; or cigarette smoke alters the activity of metabolic enzymes or competes with other substrates for these enzymes and thereby alters the production of toxic endo...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...latching onto the same receptors in the brain that nicotine binds to, when inhaled in cigarette smoke, an acti...easure centers. Taking the drug blocks any inhaled nicotine from enhancing that effect. Varenicline has been available as a smoking cessation aid for nearly a ...

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

...ministration (FDA) to regulate the levels of tar , nicotine and other harmful components of tobacco products. ...lowed to manipulate the ingredients like increase nicotine or decrease nicotine or whatever they do without disclosing it," said M. Cass Wheeler, chief execut...

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Smoking Addiction and Major Depression

...timate the genetic and environmental influences on nicotine addiction and major depression. Some people with...My findings are an alternate explanation about why nicotine dependence and major depression go together, Dr. Fu continued. Dr. Fu also found that the genes that...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...quit. The Cochrane review also found that adding nicotine replacement or bupropion (Wellbutrin) to counseling, which is standard treatment for smokers who do not enter the hospital, appears to increase the success of hospital-based programs. According to Kessler, professionals who are skilled in giving ces...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

...ds to be ineffective. They also found that adding nicotine replacement therapy or bupropion to intensive treatment plans had some additional effect in helping people stop smoking over providing the intensive counselling alone, although the difference was not statistically significant. High intensity behavi...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

...not shown to be effective. Smoking tobacco sends nicotine into the blood stream, and this chemical disrupts ...sate for this effect. Stopping smoking removes the nicotine and once again disturbs the mechanism, adding to the withdrawal symptoms and leaving a person prone ...

Reducing Smoking - Mixed Messages and Latest Findings

... they found that between 6% and 9% of people using nicotine replacement therapy delivered by either chewing gu...In fact cessation rates were higher, not lower, in nicotine replacement treatment groups, says Stead. Thirdly, the researchers point out that there is currentl...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...ccurs faster than with heroin or other drugs since nicotine influences the brain's metabolism." The substanc...at the positive feedback is not a direct result of nicotine being inhaled. Group therapy sessions with such promising titles as "How to finally quit smoking" ...

Chain Smokers Prepared to Lessen Their Daily Cigs Rather Than Quitting

...at between 6 percent and 9 percent of people using nicotine replacement therapy delivered by either chewing gu...In fact cessation rates were higher, not lower, in nicotine replacement treatment groups, says Stead. Thirdly, the researchers indicate that there is currentl...

Tuberculosis Drug Increases OCD Therapy Progress

...ke have positive feelings from the drug effects of nicotine associated with exposure to cues of smoking, such as seeing a pack of cigarettes, lighting up, or actually smoking," Kushner said. Researchers will give the study participants nicotine-extracted cigarettes to smoke, and one group will receive the d...

Smokers Blow Their Infants Health into Thin Air

...parent smoking have five times as much cotinine, a nicotine byproduct, in their urine than infants whose paren...ne is just one of thousands of potentially harmful nicotine byproducts that can accumulate in infants' bodies. 'Our findings clearly show that by accumulating...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...in this study were exposed to smoke rather than to nicotine only. "There are two ways to do smoking studies in animal models," Sandell explains. "One looks only at a single component, like nicotine. The other way is to use a method like the one we employed that includes all of the toxins found in smoke. We ...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

...he ban on smoking and they are already stocking on nicotine patches and gums for the success of the ban. The S.... Taking advantage of changes in the regulation of nicotine replacement products they are going to supply nicotine gum machines to the pubs across the country. ...

Concern in Mizoram Over Growing Tobacco-related Diseases

...to know more and more about the harmful effects of nicotine and all other substances used in tobacco, the impact is being seen the Mizo society". Ralte said more awareness campaigns would be launched across the state to deter people from taking up tobacco. India is the third largest tobacco producer and c...

Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence

...ohol may enhance each others rewarding properties; nicotine may decrease some of alcohols negative effects on cognition and motor incoordination; paired use of nicotine and alcohol may produce a strong association between the two substances such that the use of one lea...

Ban on Smoking is Not a Magic Wand to Reduce Health Inequalities, UK Campaigners Warn

...r cigarettes, removing restrictions on the sale of nicotine replacement therapies, and for customs and excise and the police to seriously tackle tobacco smuggling. The Department of Health has allocated 112m to PCTs for smoking cessation services over the next two years. This includes an additional 10m for ...

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