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E-cigarettes are “gateway devices” for smoking among young people, say researchers

Adolescents who use electronic cigarettes were more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes and less likely to quit smoking, a study from the United States has found, leading the researchers to conclude that the nicotine delivery devices are “unlikely to discourage conventional cigarette smoking among youths.”  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Should smokers be advised to cut down as well as quit?

Paul Aveyard and Nicola Lindson-Hawley say that reducing smoking is a worthwhile step towards cessation, but Gerard Hastings and Marisa de Andrade argue that the lifelong nicotine replacement therapy being recommended in support may benefit industry more than public health  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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TSRI scientists find that nicotine use increases compulsive alcohol consumption

Why do smokers have a five to ten times greater risk of developing alcohol dependence than nonsmokers?  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Scientists find brain circuitry that raises anxiety during nicotine withdrawal

Increased anxiety is common during nicotine withdrawal. After discovering the brain circuitry responsible, scientists suggest ways people trying to quit may avoid the side effect.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Reduce Smoking, Encourage Quitting

A large test of cigarettes with reduced nicotine finds that they help smokers cut down on the number of cigarettes they consume each day, at least in the short term, and that cigarettes with the lowest nicotine levels may even encourage smokers to quit.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago