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Unsuccessful Smoking Cessation Attempts Can Lead to Anxiety, Depression

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Nicotine Addiction

Unsuccessful Smoking Cessation Attempts Can Lead to Anxiety, DepressionSmoking cessation is the generally accepted umbrella term for a broad range of techniques that doctors and laypeople can use to combat nicotine addiction and promote the establishment of a cigarette-free lifestyle. In a study set for publication in April 2014 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, researchers from two U.S. universities sought to discover if an unsuccessful smoking cessation attempt temporarily increases the chance that a given individual will develop serious symptoms of anxiety or depression, or become involved in some sort of suicidal thinking. 

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Positive Attitude Toward Exercise Can Help Deter Teen Smoking

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Nicotine Addiction

Positive Attitude Toward Exercise Can Help Deter Teen SmokingDoctors and public health officials know that smokers who participate in regular physical activity increase their chances of reducing their cigarette intake or quitting smoking altogether. However, they don’t really have a good understanding of the underlying factors that affect the usefulness of exercise as a smoking deterrent. In a study published in October 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania sought to determine whether positive or negative attitudes toward participation in physical activity affect the smoking-related benefits of this activity in teenagers.

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Marijuana, Nicotine Withdrawal Equally Tough, Study Finds

Posted on July 25, 2013 in Marijuana Addiction, Nicotine Addiction

Marijuana, Nicotine Withdrawal Equally Tough, Study FindsCannabis use withdrawal is a mental health condition that occurs in habitual, heavy cannabis (marijuana) users in the aftermath of a significant drop in use or complete cessation of use. It appears for the first time in the “substance-related and addictive disorders” chapter of DSM 5, the 2013 edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. For a long time, researchers and mental health professionals debated whether or not marijuana users actually go through psychologically harmful withdrawal. However, current evidence supports the reality of harmful withdrawal in regular marijuana users, and the inclusion of cannabis use withdrawal in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” reflects this reality.

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Quitting Smoking Cuts Risk of Bacterial Pneumonia in People With HIV

Posted on April 15, 2013 in Nicotine Addiction

Quitting Smoking Cuts Risk of Bacterial Pneumonia in People With HIVBacterial pneumonia is the general term for lung inflammation caused by the infectious presence of various species of bacteria. This form of pneumonia, which frequently appears in adults, tends to have a greater negative health impact than pneumonia that comes from viral or fungal microorganisms. People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have significantly increased risks for developing bacterial pneumonia; in HIV-positive people who smoke, risks for the disease rise much higher. At its worst, bacterial pneumonia in HIV-positive individuals can herald the onset of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.

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Behavioral Therapy Shown to Curb Nicotine Cravings

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Stimulants

Behavioral Therapy Shown to Curb Nicotine CravingsCognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to provide a healthy alternative to negative or unproductive thought processes that arise during stressful situations. This type of therapy frequently plays a prominent role in treatment programs for people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. CBT technique have been shown to reduce cravings in smokers, even when those smokers have no stated desire to curb their tobacco use. This technique involves the use of simple mental reminders about the harmful effects of smoking.

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Heavy Alcohol and Cigarette Use Contributes to Risk of Cancer

Posted on August 22, 2011 in Alcohol Addiction

The International Agency for Cancer Research studied the role of the consumption of both alcohol and tobacco in developing cancer. The analysis was case-controlled and uncovered the fact that both alcohol and smoking increased the risk of oral cancers known as upper aero-digestive tract cancers, or UADTs. The key factor involved was the combination of both cigarette smoking and heavy consumption of alcohol.

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Aboriginal Youth Living Off-Reserve More Likely to Smoke, Use Drugs and Alcohol

Posted on May 9, 2011 in Research & News

A new study has found that Aboriginal youth not living on reservations in Canada use tobacco, alcohol, and drugs significantly more than non-Aboriginal youth, and have more health risks. Most Aboriginals in Canada live off-reserve, and those age 15 and older are more likely than non-Aboriginals to have chronic health conditions, to drink heavily, and to use tobacco and marijuana.

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Study Finds Smoking More Psychological than Physical Addiction

Posted on July 11, 2010 in Nicotine Addiction

A new study suggests that cravings for cigarettes have more to do with social and psychological cues than actually being deprived of an addictive substance. This finding could lead to better methods of treating nicotine addiction, as more focus needs to be placed on the psychology behind smoking. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, could also help explain why nicotine patches and gum are often ineffective in helping people quit smoking.

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Researchers Plan to Use Community to Help Reduce Smoking in Nottingham

Posted on June 29, 2010 in Research & News

In an attempt to help encourage people to quit smoking in an area that has one of the highest rates of smoking in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Nottingham are focusing on the power of the community.

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Drinking and Smoking Linked to Migraines in High-School Students

Posted on June 16, 2010 in Research & News

A new study finds that drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes were associated with migraines and tension headaches in high-school students. Coffee drinking and physical inactivity were also linked with migraines.

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