Category: Addiction

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Nations With The Highest Tobacco Consumption Nearly 20 percent of the world’s adult population smokes cigarettes. Smokers consumed nearly 5.9 trillion cigarettes in 2009 (the most recent data) — representing a 13 percent increase in cigarette consumption in the past decade. Here’s a look at the 10 countries where the most cigarettes are consumed per […]

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nicotine addiction

Smokers Urged To Kick Tobacco Habit Get ready to lose the habit, and become victorious over tobacco tomorrow. The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November, the third Thursday is used to encourage smokers to go the distance, and quit smoking. About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, […]

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nicotine addiction

Tobacco Companies Not Likely To Lower Nicotine Content Smokers who were given reduced-nicotine cigarettes smoked fewer cigarettes per day compared to those who smoked regular cigarettes, results of a 6-week randomized trial indicated. At the end of the study, participants in the reduced-nicotine group smoking cigarettes with 2.4, 1.3 and 0.4 mg of nicotine per […]

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People With Mental Illness Twice As Likely To Smoke Mental illness is associated with both higher rates of smoking and higher levels of smoking among smokers. Further, a significant proportion of smokers have mental illness. For example, a study by The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that individuals who live with mental illness and/or […]

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nicotine addiction

Occasional Cigarette Still Addictive, Deadly Most kids in middle and high school believe that smoking now and then isn’t bad for them, a new study finds. In fact, they’re wrong. In a national survey, just 1 in 3 students thought that smoking on some days, but not others, can cause a lot of harm. This smoking […]

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nicotine addiction

Kick Tobacco Habit So you’ve decided to quit smoking. You can relieve much of the stress from nicotine withdrawals with the following supplements: Vitamin C – 1,000 mg twice daily (remember to titrate down if you stop taking vitamin C); B Complex vitamins – 1 or 2 a day (never take one B vitamin for any […]

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Big Tobacco Paying For Deadly Lies R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company must pay $23.6 billion to the widow of a man who died of lung cancer in one of the largest wrongful death verdicts for a single plaintiff in Florida state history, according to attorneys. A state jury awarded the punitive damages Friday to the estate […]

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nicotine addiction

Rates Lowest Level Since Survey Began New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cigarette smoking rates among American high school students have fallen to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey began in 1991. The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a product of the Youth Risk […]

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nicotine addiction

Tobacco Companies Target Teens The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that the rate of smoking among teens and pre-teens was once descending but is now beginning to level off. In the past ten years there has been an overall decrease in the percentage of high school and middle school aged children […]

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smoking and lung cancer

Smoking And Mental Illness Highly Correlated People living with mental illness are about twice as likely to smoke as other persons. A study by The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that 44.3 percent of all cigarettes in America are consumed by individuals who live with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Fortunately, people who […]

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