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Scientists Discover New Effective Nicotine Vaccine to Help Smokers Quit

A new effective nicotine vaccine to help smokers and drug addicts overcome their addiction has been discovered by a team of researchers. The team has proved that the structures of molecules used in vaccines are critical. According to researcher Kim Janda, Professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the “study provides new hope that one could make a ...

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Queensland May Implement Ban on Smoking in Own Balconies

A proposal to ban smoking on balconies in Queensland may soon be supported by the law, which would force the smokers to lock inside their house while using a cigarette. Smoking is prohibited in most of the public places in Queensland including clubs, pubs, restaurants and workplaces. So, the new proposal of ban may restrict the space of smokers to ...

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Lack of Awareness: Students Consider Hookah Safer than Cigarette

The prevalence of hookah use among college students seems to be on rise, according to a recent study. The students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes as they lack awareness about the risks associated with the former, says a US-based study. Misperceptions associated with hookah use indicate a starting point for developing health behavior change interventions. “The biggest surprise ...

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Smoking Can Hamper Treatment for Alcoholism

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind. According to the findings by the University of Buffalo’ Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) in the US, people who smoke have shorter stays in alcohol treatment programmes than non-smokers and ...

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Smokers More Likely to Develop Chronic Back Pain: Study

When it comes smoking, all ill-health signals are associated to the habit, prompting them to quit or face the ill-effects and the lates study shows that they are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, and remain less resilient to it, says a new study. “Smoking affects the brain. We found that it affects the way ...

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E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

Amid claims that e-cigarettes can also pause cancer risks, a study has found that young adults believe electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes – a presumption that is turning even nonsmokers to nicotine addiction. “Half of current users of e-cigarettes are nonsmokers, suggesting that unlike tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine addiction and to renormalisation of ...

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