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Night owls are more dependent on nicotine than early bird

Night owls may be more likely than early birds to smoke, and less likely to kick the habit over time, a new study suggests.

Block thoughts of cigarette

Blocking thoughts of cigarettes helps reduce smokers’ intake at first, but means they smoke more than usual when they stop suppressing, according to new research.

Association between smoking and flat precancerous polyps

According to a new study, smoking was found to have a strong association with the presence of flat adenomas (precancerous polyps) in the colon and may explain the earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, as well as the advanced stage with which they present when compared to nonsmokers. Flat adenomas are more difficult to detect and have more aggressive pathology than the typical raised type of polyp detected during colorectal cancer screening. The study appears in the June issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

The Same Scientists Who Lied About Tobacco Also Lied About Global Warming

If you are a candidate for a stroke or heart attack — or just have fond hopes that your child or grandchild will grow up in a world without a sell-by date — you really should step back from this screen.

Smoking and Age

PRINCETON, NJ - Older Americans are generally less likely than those who are younger to report that they smoke, but the age/smoking relationship is not uniform. Smoking is higher among younger baby boomers between the ages of 44 and 54 than it is among those in their 30s and those 55 and older.

Winners and Losers from Tobacco Regulation

National governments in Europe and overseas are clamping down on smoking, both as a public health policy and to raise tax revenues. Bans on smoking in public places, restrictions on tobacco marketing, and rising excise taxes are causing headaches for tobacco manufacturers around the globe. The extent to which restrictions will be implemented is not yet known, and in this report we examine some of the proposals on the table. We conclude that several of these measures may not lead to the material consumption declines that their proponents expect, and that for those manufacturers with the strongest brand equity and the broadest portfolios, increasing regulation could create opportunities to stabilise market share.

Investigating separate and joint effects of alcohol and tobacco

* The brain’s nucleus accumbens (NAC) is a core region of the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system.
* The mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system plays an important role in addiction.
* New findings show distinct gene expression patterns for alcoholics, smokers and smoking alcoholics in the NAC.

Southeast Asian tobacco use study published

A Minnesota report on Southeast Asian cultural perceptions regarding tobacco use was released in February, producing data to Asian amokersbetter understand the prevalence of smoking in the Southeast Asian communities of Minnesota. Read the reports in their entirety at http://www.preventionminnesota.com/doing_page.cfm?oid=6678.”Tobacco use in Minnesota: A Quantitative Survey of Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese Community Members” was completed in November 2009 and released in February as the product of Diverse Racial Ethnic Groups and Nations, a research project to measurably reduce tobacco use in the state’s four primary Southeast Asian communities.

Cigarette use in county’s youth above the average

According to the Indiana Prevention Resource Center’s 2008 survey of school students, Montgomery County students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 reported above state average use of cigarettes - making it about one in every five students in these grades that smoked on a regular basis. While the state’s youth tobacco use rates have been on the decline between 2003-2008, use of cigarettes is still a significant issue for Hoosier teens.