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Smokers Gain Weight after Quitting, Confirms Study

Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting, said a new study. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked daily and current body mass index (BMI) are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain ...

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Half of Smokers Live with COPD Not Knowing About it: Study

More than half of the long-time smokers and former smokers who could pass the lung function test easily with breathing out forcibly may be suffering from COPD that was not detectable easily or in its early stages, warn researchers. The early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis cannot be detected with mere symptoms ...

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Why Smokers Don’t Vote? Mistrust or Marginalisation?

As a latest study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center showed people who smoke are less likely to vote than their non-smoking peers, while many studies earlier attributed it to political mistrust in institutions. “We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and activities and with less interpersonal trust than nonsmokers. ...

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E-Cigarettes help smokers quit, ban not required, goes on AAAS debate

Electronic cigarettes have been shown to be effective in helping smokers quit and many believe them to be much safer than cigarettes. But the debate rages on. Today at AAAS, a panel of global advocacy, ethical, policy, health, toxicology and industry experts from Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and USA debated whether electronic cigarettes killing users softly or ...

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Move Over Patches, Nicotine Vaccine is Here to Quit Smoking

Nicotine capsules, nicotine patches are passe now as researchers have discovered a more effective nicotine vaccine that could help smokers and even drug addicts quit. With an effective nicotine vaccine, people may be less motivated to relapse because the brain’s reward system could no longer react to nicotine. The scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the US first ...

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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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Smokers, Alcoholics Face Chronic Pancreatitis Risk: Study

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Gene mutations in some people who drink and smoke put them at an increased risk of developing chronic pancreatitis, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine in the US said. Smoking and drinking are known to be strong risk factors for chronic pancreatitis but not everyone who smokes or drinks damages their pancreas. “Our new study identifies gene ...

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