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Nicotine Addiction

Why Requiring Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Is A Bad Idea

The Conversation US | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

By Lynn T. Kozlowski, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Global policymakers will soon consider a policy of requiring that only ...

Breaking It Down: Electronic Cigarettes

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

At first glance, this is compelling evidence that e-cigarettes should have an immediate place in addiction medicine. However, no studies to date have reported on the long-term impact -- good or bad -- of sustained e-cigarette use.

New Study Shows Benefits of Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes

Nora Volkow | Posted 11.06.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

Smoking still causes nearly half a million deaths each year in our country. Research now suggests that reducing the nicotine in cigarettes to a fraction of its current levels may be one way to lessen the health-destructive power of these products.

Beware eLiquid Sharks: The Uncertainty of Vaping Is Real

Uncle Louie | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Uncle Louie

Vaping has become big business, but not all business is good business. While some Vapor dealers are sharks and others are large companies, all have one thing in common.

There's An Important Difference Between Smoking And Nicotine Addiction

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's...

Men And Women React To Smoking Differently, So They Might Need To Quit Differently Too

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A new way to image people's brains while they smoke has revealed physical evidence for a phenomenon scientists have studied for quite some time: Cigar...

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

E-Cigarette Tech Leads To Some Unlikely Medical Advances

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business

By Toni Clarke May 4 (Reuters) - When Noah Minskoff's mother died of lung cancer in 2007, e-cigarettes were just entering the U.S. mar...

Do Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.26.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused ...

How To Help Someone Quit Smoking, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

What is the best way to support a loved one who is trying to quit smoking? When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News...

Addiction Specialist Answers a Few Simple Questions for Smokers

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Dr. James H. Berry, DO, medical director of Chestnut Ridge Inpatient Acute Dual Diagnosis Program and assistant professor at the West Virginia Health Science Center's Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, answers a few short questions for smokers.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Feeling Impulsive, Compulsive Or Addicted?

Jonathan Galland | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

Let's say you want some extra boost to your willpower, but you're not interested in getting medicated. You know there is a growing interest in vitamins and dietary supplements for all types of benefits. Shouldn't there be something natural that can help? Perhaps there is.

Self-Portrait of the Artist as Smoker

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Addicts under the addictive spell of smoking always have a reason or an excuse to smoke, whether these make sense or not. The real question is whether they truly believe their lives will be better if they free themselves from the familiar thrall that smoking reliably provides them.

Addiction Is All in the Delivery

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

I was once addicted to a game -- Pac Man. Most evenings, and sometimes even during the day, I would repair to the mall to play that game in an arcade.

Proof That Treating Addictions With Drugs Doesn't Work

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Although clinical trials show nicotine replacement therapy patients do better at quitting cigarettes, surveys of smokers who have quit or tried to quit typically do not find any advantage for those who rely on NRT.

11 Ways To Manage Nicotine Withdrawal

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Each year, nearly 450,000 Americans die from smoking related illnesses. So why do smokers continue to light up when statistics like these make it clear that they should quit?

Warning: Cigarettes Are Addictive

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Addicted smokers are unlikely to ever become recreational smokers, as much as they wish they could. The wish to "just have one" is a wish that, for most addicts who successfully quit their drug, must remain unfulfilled.

7 Smoking Myths That Keep You From Quitting (PHOTOS)

AOL Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Smokers hang on to a variety of myths that ultimately keep them addicted. The fact is that there's no good reason to keep puffing. Any way you look at...

How to Quit Smoking For Good!

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Tobacco use is the greatest preventable cause of death and medical disability in the United States. Tobacco kills no more than heart disease or cancer; however its deadly impact is preventable.

States Need Help, Smokers Have Hope

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Most people who are addicted to smoking need help to quit. There are programs to help, but unfortunately many are not getting the help they need because health insurance plans don't cover treatments.