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Article ID: 711778

To test the munchies, researchers offer a choice: chips or an orange?

University at Buffalo

Researchers had attendees at the 2016 Hash Bash (a marijuana decriminalization event in Ann Arbor, Michigan, complete surveys on food choices while they are high. Survey takers then got to choose an orange or chips as their reward.

23-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 711708

Study Reveals Teens May Not be Aware of Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes

Stony Brook University

In an anonymous study of more than 500 adolescents aged 12 -21, comparing survey data with urinary metabolites of nicotine (cotinine) and marijuana (THC), researchers found that teens accurately reported their use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and marijuana, but many were unaware of the level of nicotine they were using. The study, led by Rachel Boykan, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics at the Renaissance School of Medicine, and colleagues in the department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with Dr. Maciej Goniewicz at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is published early online in the May edition of Pediatrics.

22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711665

Rutgers Develops New Tool to Help Psychiatrists Encourage Patients to Quit Smoking

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Psychiatrists often disregard their patients’ smoking even though tobacco use accounts for 50 percent of deaths among people with mental illness, a Rutgers-led study finds.

22-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711384

Cotinine may play a role in nicotine addiction

South Dakota State University

Cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, may be amplifying or contributing to the addictive properties of nicotine.

15-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711324

FDA Ban on Menthol is Likely to Survive Tobacco Industry Lawsuits

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A proposed ban of menthol combustible tobacco products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely be upheld in court, albeit a lengthy legal process, a Rutgers paper found.

15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711100

Sniffing Pleasant Odors May Decrease Cigarette Craving

American Psychological Association (APA)

Smokers who are trying to quit may not always have to reach for a piece of nicotine gum to stave off a craving. Deliberately inhaling a pleasant aroma may be enough to reduce the urge to light up, at least temporarily, and could be used as part of an effective smoking cessation strategy, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

10-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 711538

Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

12-Apr-2019 8:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710951

Preventing addiction with insight from scruffy dogs and ancient meditation

University of Utah

A new study shows that mindfulness training—a practice rooted in ancient meditative traditions—disrupts the development of conditioned behaviors. Based on the results, the study’s authors suggest that mindfulness training may protect individuals from developing the conditioned behaviors that sustain unhealthy habits.

9-Apr-2019 12:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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