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      January 25, 2011

      Editor’s Selections: Movies, Addiction, and Liking

      Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: A new post by Scicurious recommends, “If you’re trying to quit smoking, it’s best to stay away from movies or TV shows depicting smoking, which might induce craving and cause you to relapse.” Easier said than done, perhaps...
      January 14, 2013

      Speakeasy Smoking? The Making of a Stigma

      Fifty years ago, smoking was a matter of preference. (Didn't all the cool kids do it?) Today it's a vice. Smoking has been moralized; and it has gained a heavy social value that we use to judge smokers and leverage to try alter their behavior...
      November 29, 2007Mind

      See Your Doc to Stop Smoking

      Two researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health published a review in the November 20th issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, of several hundred smoking studies...
      November 12, 2013Health

      Mondays Top Quit-Smoking Google Searches

      Based on the number of searches for info about smoking cessation on Google, it appears more people consider quitting on Mondays than any other day. Dina Fine Maron reports
      November 24, 1997The Sciences

      Kicking the Habit

      At last, a treatment that combats craving
      November 10, 2014Mind

      "Vaping" Brain May Hold Clues to Smoking Addiction

      British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes...
      June 15, 2012

      Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Help Smokers Remember Dangers

      This September, cigarette packs in the U.S. will be getting a lot more colorful. And a lot more disturbing. By then, tobacco companies will be required to display one of nine graphic health warnings on each pack, to comply with the Tobacco Control Act of 2009.The U.S...
      May 19, 2015Wellness

      Is Nicotine All Bad?

      Scientists question if a daily dose of the well-known  alkaloid  is as benign as caffeine...
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