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In December 2014 Posted

Can E-Cigarettes Actually Help Smokers Quit?

December 19, 2014   Medical devices don’t typically come in flavors like “Spiked Nog,” “Apple Jaxx,” or “Aphrodite’s Affair,” but proponents of e-cigarettes—introduced in 2006—have argued that the pen-shaped nicotine vaporizers could help cigarette smokers kick the habit. Now, a review of the scientific literature, published today, lends credibility to this claim, although the matter […]
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In December 2014 Posted

Smoking Lights up Brain’s Response Differently in Men and Women

December 15, 2014   Yale researchers using a new brain imaging analysis method have confirmed that smoking cigarettes activates a dopamine-driven pleasure and satisfaction response differently in men compared to women. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, used a new way of analyzing PET (positron emission tomography) scans to create “movies” of the dopamine response […]
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In December 2014 Posted

Study Links ADHD, Conduct Disorder with Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Young Teens

December 15, 2014   A new study links ADHD and conduct disorder in young adolescents with increased alcohol and tobacco use. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study is among the first to assess such an association in this age group. Conduct disorder is a behavioral and emotional disorder marked by aggressive, destructive or deceitful behavior. […]
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In December 2014 Posted

Are States Spending Enough on Tobacco Control and Prevention?

December 12, 2014   Despite collecting billions in tobacco-related revenues, states plan to spend relatively little on control and prevention programs in the 2015 fiscal year. States this fiscal year are expected to collect $25.6 billion in revenues from payouts from the blockbuster 1998 tobacco settlement as well as tobacco taxes, according to a new report, by a coalition of groups […]
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