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Tobacco use in women of reproductive age

Tobacco Use in Women of Reproductive Age

Despite reductions in rates of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults over the last 50 years, rates of smoking among women have decreased at a lesser rate compared to men. In fact, among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, rates of

Menthol strengthens nicotine rewarding effects

Menthol is a monocyclic terpene alcohol that exists in plants of the Mentha genus. It is commonly known as mint. Menthol is a significant flavoring additive in tobacco products. Menthol-labeled cigarettes account for approximately one-quarter of the

Human respiratory tissue test reveals e-cigarette vapour produced similar result as air

Scientists at British American Tobacco and MatTek Corporation used a unique combination of tests to investigate the potential adverse effects of e-cigarette vapour on airway tissue compared with cigarette smoke. ‘By employing a combination of a smoking

Behavioral detection of nicotine via cigarette smoking

Perceiving nicotine’s effects in the brain (i.e. interoceptive stimulus effects) helps explain why one billion people worldwide enjoy tobacco smoking and, perhaps, why repeated smoking leads a smoker to becoming dependent on tobacco.  Such effects are typically

Enhanced lifestyle satisfaction in severely dependent smokers after quitting

Many smokers are dissatisfied with their tobacco consumption. Smokers often fear significant disadvantages such as intolerable craving, irritability and increased anxiety. This kind of misgiving is especially pronounced among heavy dependent smokers. This study aims to answer