Latest nicotine dependence Stories

2011-03-30 14:04:33

A new study highlights the association between asthma, smoking and nicotine dependence. Written By Dawn Fuller/Image By Lisa Ventre and Ashley Kempher - University of Cincinnati New research out of the University of Cincinnati suggests that being diagnosed with asthma is significantly associated with a greater risk for a lifetime history of daily smoking and nicotine dependence. The findings are reported in the online preview issue of the Journal of Health Psychology. The article is authored...

2010-05-03 14:56:38

New study shows kids who smoke few cigarettes a month also at risk Kids who have just started smoking, but not on a daily basis, don't seem to recognize the early symptoms of dependence, according to a new study. Published in the latest issue of Pediatrics by Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH of the University of Massachusetts, the study found that among kids who have started smoking, "an urge to smoke or being irritable because they are not able to smoke is a sign of early dependence. But they don't...

2010-04-13 13:40:01

It is often thought that smoking is used as a coping strategy to deal with work stress. However, the pressures of work can actually lower a smoker's nicotine dependence, contrary to popular belief. The surprising finding was published in BioMed Central's open access journal, Tobacco Induced Diseases, contradicting even the study researchers' hypothesis. The German team, led by Anna Schmidt from the University of Cologne, set out to examine the associations between occupational stress factors...

2009-12-08 18:43:10

Rat model shows tobacco smoke exposure induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence Rats passively exposed to tobacco smoke become dependent on nicotine, according to a new study1 by Dr. Adrie Bruijnzeel and colleagues from the University of Florida in the US.  Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure to tobacco smoke have implications for the study of the effects of tobacco smoke on the human brain even from passive exposure to other smokers, and for future...

2009-05-10 23:05:25

Higher concentrations of melanin -- the color pigment in skin and hair -- may indicate increased susceptibility to nicotine dependence, U.S. researchers say. We have found that the concentration of melanin is directly related to the number of cigarettes smoked daily, levels of nicotine dependence, and nicotine exposure among African Americans, Gary King of Pennsylvania State University says in a statement. The researchers recruited 150 adult African-American smokers from three sites in inner...

2008-10-28 12:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotine dependence has reached a 15-year high, with nearly 75 percent of people currently seeking tobacco-dependence treatment categorized as highly nicotine dependent. New research, presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), reports that nicotine dependence severity has increased 12 percent between 1989 and 2006, while the proportion of people classified as highly...

2005-11-07 16:37:58

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study shows that individuals who are addicted to cigarettes are at heightened risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a traumatic event. According to Dr. Karestan C. Koenen who led the study, nicotine dependence that exists prior to trauma exposure increases the risk of developing PTSD following trauma by two-fold. It seems that having nicotine dependence "makes someone more vulnerable to developing PTSD," Koenen told...

2005-07-04 17:45:00

CHICAGO "” Individuals with problem gambling behavior have personality profiles similar to the profiles of those with alcohol, marijuana and nicotine-associated addictive disorders, according to an article in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. It has been difficult to identify personality traits associated with problem gambling because most previous studies have drawn subjects from those seeking treatment for a gambling disorder, who...

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