Smoking

Smoking Cessation Meds Do Not Exacerbate Mental Health Issues

Smoking Cessation Meds Do Not Exacerbate Mental Health Issues

Varenicline and bupropion may be safer to use than smokers often realize.

Smoking Cessation Decelerates Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis

Smoking Cessation Decelerates Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis

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Smoking has been linked to advanced brain atrophy in individuals with multiple sclerosis.

The Troubling Link Between Parkinson's and Smoking: Can We Deny the Benefits?

The Troubling Link Between Parkinson's and Smoking: Can We Deny the Benefits?

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Research has shown a confounding link between nicotine and reduced risk of Parkinson's disease.

Smoking Rate Drops, but Socioeconomic Disparities Remain

Smoking Rate Drops, but Socioeconomic Disparities Remain

Those with only a high-school degree and non-whites also were far more likely to smoke than better-educated adults and/or whites.

COPD Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

COPD Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

Adjustment for smoking attenuated the risk for all strokes, ischemic, and hemorrhagic strokes.

Smoking Cessation Slows Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis

Smoking Cessation Slows Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis

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Compared to those who continued smoking, those who stopped experienced a significant decline in the rate of brain volume loss.

Smoking Accelerates Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

Smoking Accelerates Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

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Smoking after MS diagnosis appears to affect the rate of conversion to secondary-progressive MS.

Smoking Linked to Cortical Thinning, Alzheimer's

Smoking Linked to Cortical Thinning, Alzheimer's

Those who currently smoke had significantly more cortical thinning than those who never smoked.

Smokers with Migraine May Have Increased Stroke Risk

Smokers with Migraine May Have Increased Stroke Risk

A new study shows that smokers who experience migraines have an increased risk of stroke.

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Increases Stroke Risk

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Increases Stroke Risk

Exposure to secondhand smoke increased stroke risk by 30%, primarily for ischemic stroke.

Smoke Exposure May Affect Pain Sensitivity

Smoke Exposure May Affect Pain Sensitivity

The effects were also apparent in patients exposed to secondhand smoke.

Brain Connectivity May Determine Smoking Cessation Success

Brain Connectivity May Determine Smoking Cessation Success

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The increased connectivity may help inhibit the motor reaction to a cigarette craving.

American Cancer Society Says Smoking Deaths Underestimated

American Cancer Society Says Smoking Deaths Underestimated

ACS says 60,000 more people die every year due to smoking-related illnesses.

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