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Different genes behind smoking risk in adolescence and adulthood


April 1st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that different sets of genes are implicated in the risk for smoking addiction in adolescence and adulthood.They found that teenagers carrying variants in two ... Read more...

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Asthma linked to smoking, nicotine dependence


March 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati suggests that a lifetime history of daily smoking and nicotine dependence can increase the risk of asthma.The study analyzed data from ... Read more...

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Tobacco smoking negatively affects teens’ brains


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has concluded that tobacco smoking can affect teenagers' brains.While studies have linked cigarette smoking to deficits in attention and memory in adults, UCLA researchers wanted ... Read more...

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New compounds may effectively treat both alcohol, cigarette addictions


November 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Alcohol and nicotine dependence can be treated simultaneously with the help of two new compounds, says a research.Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘more likely to be impulsive, indecisive’


October 29th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who smoke are more likely to be impulsive and indecisive than those who have never smoked in their life.Researchers of the ... Read more...

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Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to kick the butt


October 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers may now have a reason to explain why many smokers struggle to kick the butt.According to a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center ... Read more...

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Personalized approach to smoking cessation may soon be a reality


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Personalised approach to help a person kick the butt is on the anvil, revealed a study from Duke University Medical Center and the National Institute on Drug Abuse ... Read more...

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Why you shouldn’t light up right after waking up


June 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): People taking their first puff minutes after waking up have significantly higher cotinine levels than those who wait to smoke, irrespective of the number of cigarettes smoked, new ... Read more...

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Teen smokers fail to recognize early signs of nicotine dependence


May 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Teens, who have just started smoking occasionally, do not recognize the early symptoms of dependence, according to a new study.Led by Dr. Chyke Doubeni, of the ... Read more...

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Struggling to quit smoking? blame your genes!


April 27th, 2010 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Smokers who find it hard to cut down or quit may be at the mercy of their genes, say scientists. Scientists identified three genetic mutations that increase the number ... Read more...

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Smoking may be in your genes


April 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): For some smokers, quitting the habit could be especially difficult because their dependence may be explained in part by genetics, says a new study.Scientists have identified genetic variants ... Read more...

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Work pressures likely to discourage smoking


April 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Smoking may be a coping strategy to deal with work stress, but work pressures can actually lower a smoker's nicotine dependence, says a new study. A German team, led ... Read more...

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Passive tobacco smoke exposure ‘can lead to nicotine dependence’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study on rats has shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence.Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure ... Read more...

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Smoking early in the morning ‘ups lung cancer risk’


December 4th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Smokers who light up immediately after waking up may be at higher risk of lung cancer than those who wait, regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked, says ... Read more...

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Crushing virtual ciggies can reduce tobacco addiction


October 28th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that crushing cigarettes in a virtual reality environment reduces tobacco addiction.In the study, researchers found that smokers who crushed computer-simulated cigarettes as part ... Read more...

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Nicotine dependence remains steady despite decline in cigarette use


June 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Although the number of people taking up smoking has declined following rigorous efforts, nicotine dependence has remained steady among adults, according to a new study.The research led by ... Read more...

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Colour of your skin linked to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The colour of your skin and nicotine dependence could be linked, according to latest research. Smokers with higher concentrations of melanin - the colouring pigment - in their skin ... Read more...

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Darker-skinned smokers may be more prone to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Penn State scientists say that it may be possible to gauge a person's susceptibility to nicotine dependence by looking at his or her skin's colour.They believe that ... Read more...

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R-rated movies make kids more prone to smoking


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Kids who watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it''s easy to get a cigarette than those who dont watch such films, according to a ... Read more...

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Kids watching R-rated movies more likely to smoke


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Kids permitted to watch R-rated movies are more likely to believe it's easy to get a cigarette than those who aren't allowed to watch such films, according to ... Read more...

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Gene behind relapse among smokers identified


December 10th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 10 (ANI): New medications to treat nicotine addiction may soon be identified, thanks to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine who may have found a way ... Read more...

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Psychiatric disorders common among college-aged


December 2nd, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that psychiatric disorders appear to be common among 18- to 24-year-olds, with overall rates similar among those attending or not attending college.The ... Read more...

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Smokers with ADHD at higher risk of serious nicotine addiction


October 22nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Young smokers with attention deficient hypersensitivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of becoming seriously addicted to nicotine, according to a new study.Massachusetts General Hospital researchers ... Read more...

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Attention deficiency intensifies tobacco addiction


October 22nd, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Young people with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are not only at greater risk of smoking, but tend to become more seriously addicted to tobacco, according to a new ... Read more...

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People with higher taste sensitivities less likely to become smokers


October 14th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have found that two interacting genes related to bitter taste sensitivity, TAS2R16 and TAS2R38, play an important role in ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke may trigger nicotine dependence in kids


September 30th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Parents who smoke might be putting their kids at the risk of nicotine dependence, according to a new study.The Canadian study suggests that parents who smoke cigarettes ... Read more...

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Smoking in presence of kids dangerous for them


September 30th, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) Even as India bans smoking in public places from Oct 2, a Canadian study has warned that parents who smoke in the presence of their kids in ... Read more...

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Why the first fag can get you hooked to smoking


August 6th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 6 (ANI): For many, the first fag is just for the sake of trying out smoking, but for some, this first puff turns out to be a life ... Read more...

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Cigarette, coffee intake high among Alcoholics Anonymous attendees


July 19th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): In trying to kick their alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attendees may be getting hooked to coffee and cigarettes. The finding is based on a study, which found that ... Read more...

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Genetic variations up youngsters risk of lifetime tobacco addiction


July 11th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Utah and University of Wisconsin-Madison says that common genetic variations affecting nicotine receptors in the nervous system dramatically raise ... Read more...

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Asthma associated with higher suicidal thoughts with attempts


May 13th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Suicid al behaviour is a grim personality trait that reflects self-destructive mental condition. According to a report published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, ... Read more...

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Researchers identify genetic variations linked to increased lung cancer risk


April 3rd, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 3 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins, as part of a large, multi-institutional study, have identified for the first time genetic variations that increase the risk of lung cancer ... Read more...

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‘Brain signature’ for cigarette cravings identified


December 19th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new neuroimaging study conducted by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has shown that cigarette cravings in smokers deprived of nicotine, are ... Read more...

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