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New compounds may treat both alcohol and cigarette addictions

Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco, and Pfizer Inc., have determined that two new compounds may be effective in treating both alcohol and nicotine dependence at the same time. ...

The more someone smokes, the smaller the number of gray cells

Is there a relation between the structure of specific regions of the brain and nicotine dependence? This is the question researchers of the Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin and of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Berlin have b...

Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to quit cigarettes

MADISON -- Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit. According to new research published in the journal Addiction, smokers with a history of anxiety disorders are less likely to quit smoking. The study, conducted by th...

Smoking increases depressive symptoms in teens

While some teenagers may puff on cigarettes to 'self-medicate' against the blues, scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of...

Smoking increases depressive symptoms in teens

Montreal, August 27, 2010 -- While some teenagers may puff on cigarettes to 'self-medicate' against the blues, scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal have found that smoking may actually increase depressive symptoms ...

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