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Does Nicotine Exposure Harms Kids? Tobacco Users May Not Agree.

Tobacco Users May Not Agree Nicotine Harms Kids

Users of tobacco products are less likely than the public to agree that nicotine exposure is dangerous for children, according to a study by...

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit

Behavioral support works, but evidence on drug treatment still lacking Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have...

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according...

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 ...

Scripps Research scientists reveal key mechanism governing nicotine addiction

JUPITER, FL -- January 25, 2011 -- Embargoed by the journal Nature until January 30, 1 PM Eastern time -- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a pathway in the brain that regulates an individual's v...

‘Thirdhand smoke’ may be bigger health hazard than previously believed

Scientists are reporting that so-called "thirdhand smoke" -- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces -- may be even more of a health hazard than previously believed. The study, ...

Targeting nicotine receptors to treat cognitive impairments in schizophrenia

Smoking is a common problem for patients with schizophrenia. The increased tendency of patients diagnosed with this disorder is to not only smoke, but to do so more heavily than the general public. This raises the possibility that nicotine may be a...

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...

Electronic cigarettes are unsafe and pose health risks, UC Riverside study...

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), also called "electronic nicotine delivery systems," are increasingly used worldwide even though only sparse information is available on their health effects. In the United States, e-...

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. ...

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