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The Science of Nicotine Addiction

Health / Addiction : The Fix

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments.

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy nearly twice as high as reported

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to research. The study reveals a significant gap between the number of local, pregnant mothers who report smoking during pregnancy...

Thirdhand smoke causes DNA damage

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A new study has found for the first time that thirdhand smoke -- the noxious residue that clings to virtually all surfaces long after the secondhand smoke from a cigarette has cleared out -- causes significant genetic damage in huma...

Fetal exposure to nicotine increases long-term risk of obesity

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Many women are encouraged to quit smoking when they become pregnant using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) whether as gum, transdermal patches, nasal spray or lozenges. But new research has shown that nicotine from either smoking ...

Nicotine found to inhibit DNA-strand break caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A new in vitro study has revealed that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke. read more

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