E-Cigarettes Make You More Vulnerable To Cocaine Addiction

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:00

E-cigarettes activate a gene that makes people more vulnerable to addiction, scientists say, proof that the popular devices are a gateway drug.

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E-Cigs Now Part of NYC Smoking Ban

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:33

The NYC Council adds e-cigs to public smoking ban for fear ‘vaping’ may lead to smoking regular cigarettes.


It’s Not The Smoke, It’s The Nicotine: E-Cigarettes May Damage Arteries

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:33

A physiologist claims that nicotine may be linked to damaged arteries.


E-Cigarettes Expose Non-Smokers To Nicotine Emission

By | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 15:23

Smoking e-cigarettes could have negative effects for those exposed to second-hand smoke, however, the risks are only regarding nicotine exposure.

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva

How A Celebrity Can Help You Quit Smoking

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:44

A celebrity’s public cancer diagnosis can help smokers kick the habit.

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For Pregnant Women, Nicotine Patches May Be Just As Bad As Cigarettes

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:22

The negative effects of nicotine replacement therapy, which include nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges, may be just as bad as smoking.

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50th Anniversary Of First Tobacco Warning: Top Smoking Myths That Keep Smokers Hooked

By | Sun, 11/10/2013 - 15:50

On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General's warning about the health risks of smoking, experts say misconceptions keep smoking one of the biggest killers in the country.

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It’s Not Just Nicotine That Makes Cigarettes Addictive

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:28

Nicotine-free tobacco smoke elicited more addictive behavior in rats than pure nicotine or smoke from manufactured tobacco that contains nicotine.

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FDA Calls Public To Weigh In On Menthol Cigarettes; Do The Minty Smokes Pose Any Health Risks?

By | Tue, 07/23/2013 - 19:00

An FDA news release invites public opinion on menthol cigarettes and says ‘yes’ the minty smokes pose greater health risks than filter cigarettes.

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In Italy, E-Cigarettes Helped Smokers Quit Nicotine Entirely — Even When They Didn't Want To

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:00

A year-long study conducted by the University of Catania revealed that e-cigarettes may be just as effective as nicotine patches and chewing gum in helping smokers quit nicotine.

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9/11 Attacks Made 1 Million Former Smokers Pick Up Cigarettes Again

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 11:29

A recent study claims one million former smokers across the United States picked the habit back up after the September 11th terrorist attacks.

E-Cigarettes Spark Debate in the UK: Are They Really Safe?

E-Cigarettes Spark Debate In The UK: Are They Really Safe?

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:22

The subject of e-cigarettes' safety has sparked debate among health experts in the UK, a week after France announced plans to restrict their use.

Eating Peppers Linked To Lower Risk Of Parkinson's, Study Suggests

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:40

People who eat peppers on a regular basis - 2 to 4 per week -- have a lower risk of developing the neurological disease.


How Nicotine Reduces Anxiety

By | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:13

A new study has found out how nicotine relieves anxiety in smokers. Researchers say that the study can help design ways to help people get over the addiction.


Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real: Users Can Suffer Same Acute Withdrawal Symptoms as Tobacco Smokers

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 13:07

When people try to quit smoking marijuana, they can experience withdrawal symptoms that can disrupt their daily lives, according to a new study.