Jan 9 2019 Neuroimaging data obtained from a small group of smokers predicts the influence of a large anti-smoking media campaign targeting likely smokers, shows a new study published in JNeurosci. This approach could help improve informational materials designed to change people’s attitudes and behaviors. Bruce Dore, Emily Falk and colleagues identified a neural pathway […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London. In the first study to tailor nicotine dosing based on smokers’ choices while trying to […]Continue Reading ...
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal ‘others’ disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions. This approach was particularly effective in ‘isolated’ smokers who did not see smoking as identity-relevant or congruent with their social […]Continue Reading ...
Most Canadian smokers are in favor of novel policies to reduce tobacco use, according to a national survey by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC) at the University of Waterloo. Responding to the Canadian government’s commitment to reduce tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035, the ITC […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease. In other words, smokers have fewer defense […]Continue Reading ...
If you want smokers to remember cigarette-warning labels, include a graphic image of the results of long-term smoking, a new study suggests. A vivid image – such as a picture of a nicotine addict smoking through a surgical hole in his throat – packs an emotional punch for smokers, the researchers found. Such images are […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMay 30, 2018 According to a new announcement made by the Health Ministry of France, 1 million fewer smokers were seen in 2017 compared to the year before in a heartening trend. The announcement made this week (28th May 2018) was published in a report. According to World Health Organization (WHO) […]Continue Reading ...
In a study of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who had undergone radical cystectomy, cigarette smoking was linked with poor response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Also, current smokers in the study, published in BJU International, were at significantly higher risk of cancer recurrence compared with former and never smokers. The study included 58 never smokers, 87 […]Continue Reading ...
Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London. In the first study to tailor nicotine dosing based on smokers’ choices while trying to quit, the results suggest […]Continue Reading ...
New research from ASPIRE2025, a University of Otago research theme, challenges tobacco companies’ claims they are working towards a smoke-free world and suggests young people are vulnerable to tobacco companies’ product innovations. The research, published recently in the leading international journal Tobacco Control, examined young adults’ responses to flavor capsule cigarettes. When crushed, these capsules […]Continue Reading ...
Regular physical activity is associated with better lung function among current smokers in European cities, regardless of air pollution levels. This is the main conclusion of a new study comprising over 4,500 people from nine European countries, led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation, and conducted […]Continue Reading ...
In an Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology analysis of nationwide health claims from Korea, men who smoked had an elevated risk of dementia. Compared with continual smokers, long-term quitters and never smokers had 14% and 19% lower risks for dementia, respectively. Never smokers had an 18% decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease compared with continual […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 A study in Biological Psychiatry examines cannabinoid CB1 receptor binding in healthy male tobacco smokers Chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the “pot receptor”, when compared with non-smokers, reports a study in Biological Psychiatry. The study, the result of a collaboration of researchers affiliated with the […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 — Vaping has been touted as a way to help smokers quit, but new research finds e-cigarettes and free nicotine replacement products barely move the motivation needle. “As best we know right now, the most effective tool to help all smokers stop is to pay them to do so,” said the […]Continue Reading ...
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