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E-cigarettes are promoted as a harmless substitute to customary cigarettes as well as a means to manage nicotine cravings for those trying to quit. We disagree and here are three reasons why. Safety An analysis of e-cigarette “Juice” samples by the FDA discovered certain carcinogen agents as well as other toxic chemicals like diethylene glycol, a common […]
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Washington: A new study reviewed in the Cochrane Library finds that depressed smokers are more likely to successfully quit than their non-depressed counterparts. Moreover, they stop smoking longer and benefit overall from mood management interventions after they quit smoking. The lead researcher Regina van der Meer, at the Dutch Expert Centre on Tobacco Control studied […]
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A new addiction study has just determined that something, no one is exactly sure what, in tobacco causes the human brain to release mono-amine oxidase A (MAO-A) during cigarette withdrawal. This finding was just published in Archives of General Psychiatry.  It partially explains why heavy smokers are at high risk for clinical depression. MAO-A is all […]
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Clinically depressed individuals are less capable of finding pleasure in activities they previously enjoyed, a recent study has proven. Research featured in the August 26 issue of the NeuroReport shows reduced brain function in the reward center of the brain in depressed individuals, when compared to healthy subjects. The study was conducted by Dr. Elizabeth […]
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