The consumer demand for cigarettes has been decreasing, and Big Tobacco companies are looking to fill these sales gaps with cigarette alternative products. This includes cigars, chew, snuff, and nicotine replacements. As the dangers of second-hand smoke becomes more prevalent, most areas have in place smoking bans in public places. Big Tobacco companies are seeking out … [Read more...] about Dissolvable Tobacco Products Especially Appealing to Kids
Nicotine Addiciton Dependence
Spit is a common tobacco product used amongst young people and athletes. Often flavored, these smokeless tobacco products are viewed as both tasty and appealing. But the health consequences associated with this product are serious—just as serious as dangers associated with cigarettes. It is imperative that people recognize these consequences. What is Smokeless … [Read more...] about The Health Consequences of Smokeless Tobacco
Findings could point towards more successful smoking cessation efforts. The study was published in an online Early Edition issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the week of November 24. Scripps Florida is a division of The Scripps Research Institute. The neuropeptide, hypocretin-1 (Orexin A), may initiate a key signaling cascade, a series of closely … [Read more...] about Scripps Florida Scientists Find Blocking a Neuropeptide Receptor Decreases Nicotine Addiction
Smokers are poorly equipped to deal with distress without resorting to cigarettes because of their implicit belief that smoking helps them to deal with difficult feelings, a conference for psychologists was told yesterday. Nigel Vahey of NUI Maynooth said research had found that a key psychological component of tobacco-dependence involved the implicit belief that smoking was … [Read more...] about Smokers Use Cigarettes to Cope with Stress
Could our new president of the United States become a poster child for smoking cessation and the millions of Americans trying to quit? Now that President Obama is in the White House the eye is one him to see if he will follow through with his promise to the first lady and deal with his nicotine addiction and quit smoking. In a recent interview, he confessed he hasn't … [Read more...] about Obama Forever Hooked on Nicotine?