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Man’s Face Burns From Exploding Electronic Cigarette

Posted by admin on February 16, 2012
Posted in Smoking / Quit Smoking 

A Florida man's electronic cigarette exploded while he was using it, knocking out some front teeth and causing severe burns on his face, according to officials from North Bay Fire Department. Joseph Parker, Fire Department Chief, said he believes the device's battery blew up while he was inhaling from it. Parker said it was as if a rocket had ignited in the victim's mouth...
Varenicline is an effective smoking-cessation medication that may also reduce drinking. However, the means by which it might reduce drinking is unclear. A study of the effects of varenicline on subjective, physiological, and objective responses to low and moderate doses of alcohol among healthy social drinkers has found that varenicline may reduce drinking by increasing alcohol's aversive effects...
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have discovered that the immune response regulator IKBKE (serine/threonine kinase) plays two roles in tobacco-related non-small cell lung cancers. Tobacco carcinogens induce IKBKE and, in turn, IKBKE induces chemotherapy resistance. The study was published in a recent issue of Oncogene...

Male Smoking Leads To Faster Cognitive Decline

Posted by admin on February 10, 2012
Posted in Smoking / Quit Smoking 

Findings of a report published Online First in the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals shows that men who smoke seem to be linked with a more rapid cognitive decline. According to background information, smoking is more and more renown as a risk factor for dementia in the elderly...
Mark Twain said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." Many smokers would agree that it's difficult to stay away from cigarettes. A new study in Biological Psychiatry this month now suggests that low dopamine levels that occur as a result of withdrawal from smoking actually promote the relapse to smoking...
Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in couples trying to become pregnant, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other academic research institutions...
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Coloradans who smoke are not thinking about quitting or getting ready to quit, and a quarter are uncomfortable approaching their doctors for help, report University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers in a recent article published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research...

Youths’ Smoking Influenced By Sports Teammates

Posted by admin on February 10, 2012
Posted in Smoking / Quit Smoking 

Young people's choices about using drugs and alcohol are influenced by peers - not only close friends, but also sports teammates. A new study of middle schoolers and their social networks has found that teammates' smoking plays a big role in youths' decisions about smoking, but adolescents who take part in a lot of sports smoke less...

How To Give Up Smoking

Posted by admin on February 8, 2012
Posted in Smoking / Quit Smoking 

"It's easy to quit smoking; I've done it hundreds of times." -- Mark Twain There are many different ways to quit smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you need is a good counselor and support group, or an organized program...

Smoking Speeds Up Male Cognitive Decline

Posted by admin on February 7, 2012
Posted in Alzheimer's / Dementia 

A male regular smoker has a higher risk of rapid cognitive decline, compared to his counterparts who do not smoke, researchers from University College London, England, reported in Archives of General Psychiatry...