‘Snus’ may be less harmful for smokers unable or unwilling to quit tobacco American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors, provides new research […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers, according to an international group of researchers […]Continue Reading ...
If you think vaping is benign, think again. A small USC study shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigs aren’t a harmless alternative to smoking. The research, published this week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, […]Continue Reading ...
With ‘stop smoking’ high on many people’s New Year’s resolution list, Huddersfield researchers use eye-tracking methods to determine the effectiveness of the health warnings on packets. The study compared older-style packets with the new regulation designs. SMOKERS once used to turn a blind eye to health warnings on cigarette packets. But now researchers at the […]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 ...
New research suggests that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage a person’s vision and disrupt their ability to see colors. st.noon | Shutterstock In a study comparing smokers and non-smokers, Dr. Steven Silverstein and colleagues from Rutgers University found that smokers could not differentiate between colors as well as non-smokers could and […]Continue Reading ...
FDA- and NIH-funded study finds unexpected sensory variant exclusive to African-Americans A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers, […]Continue Reading ...
Artificial intelligence provides insights into how deep-learned biochemistry clocks effectively determine biological age of smokers and predict smoking status Insilico Medicine, one of the leaders in artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development, digital medicine, and aging research, announced the publication of a new collaborative research paper titled “Blood Biochemistry Analysis to Detect Smoking Status […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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