Electronic cigarettes hold promise as aid to quitting

A study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers reports that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional nicotine replacement …

Quitting menthol cigarettes may be harder for some smokers

Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use, according to a study by a team of researchers.
Recent studies have consistently found that racial/ethnic minor…

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 Charit√© — Universit√§tsmedizin Berlin and of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Berlin have b…

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