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E-cigarettes are promoted as a harmless substitute to customary cigarettes, We Disagree

Categories E-cigarettes are promoted as a harmless substitute to customary cigarettes as well as a means to manage nicotine cravings for those trying to quit. We disagree and here are three reasons why. Safety An analysis of e-cigarette “Juice” samples by the FDA discovered certain carcinogen agents as well as other toxic

Depressed Smokers more likely to Quit then Non-Depressed Smokers

Categories Washington: A new study reviewed in the Cochrane Library finds that depressed smokers are more likely to successfully quit than their non-depressed counterparts. Moreover, they stop smoking longer and benefit overall from mood management interventions after they quit smoking. The lead researcher Regina van der Meer, at the Dutch

Why cigarette withdrawal is depressing

Categories A new addiction study has just determined that something, no one is exactly sure what, in tobacco causes the human brain to release mono-amine oxidase A (MAO-A) during cigarette withdrawal. This finding was just published in Archives of General Psychiatry.  It partially explains why heavy smokers are at high risk

Clinical Depression Causes Early Malfunctions In The Brain’s Pleasure Center, as bad as smoking for increasing mortality risk

Categories Clinically depressed individuals are less capable of finding pleasure in activities they previously enjoyed, a recent study has proven. Research featured in the August 26 issue of the NeuroReport shows reduced brain function in the reward center of the brain in depressed individuals, when compared to healthy subjects. The

Thurman’s smoking habit led to self-loathing and depression

Categories Uma Thurman has spoken about her experience of being addicted to nicotine. The Kill Bill star says that she missed out on leading roles because smoking made her unfit. “I used to smoke so much that I got winded if I did any exercise,” she is quoted by the

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