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?
University of Virginia Health System researchers found that two interacting genes related to bitter taste sensitivity play an important role in a person’s development of nicotine dependence and smoking behavior. People with higher taste sensitivity aren’t as likely to become dependent on nicotine as people with decreased taste sensitivity, the researchers … [Read more...] about Critical Genetic Link Found Between Human Taste Differences and Nicotine Dependence
Nicotine dependence is the physical vulnerability to the chemical nicotine, which is potently addicting when delivered by various tobacco products. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes contains thousands of chemicals, including nicotine. Being addicted to tobacco brings a host of health problems related to the substances in tobacco smoke. These effects include damage … [Read more...] about Smoking-Related Illnesses Come with Significant Costs
Addicted to smoking from your first puff? Blame it on a chemical pathway in your brain. Researchers at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry have discovered differences in brains that explain why some individuals become addicted to tobacco with their first cigarette while others are initially sickened by the experience. It comes down to one brain pathway that … [Read more...] about Researchers Discover Why Some Smokers Addicted with First Cigarette
Video of a study of smoking statistics in India. Shocking to learn how many individuals, actually one in twenty, will die from tobacco addiction. Smoking one to seven cigarettes a day takes years of your life. India has ten times more deaths than in more developed countries. The only strategy to change this situation is to get smokers to stop, however tobacco control … [Read more...] about One Million Deaths by Tobacco in India!