Nicotine Vaccine To Help Smokers Quit?

Nicotine Vaccine

Would you get a vaccine if it would make you immune to nicotine addiction? That may be a possibility in the future. Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have designed a new nicotine vaccine which they believe could help smokers and possibly drug addicts quit their addictions. Kim Janda from TSRI … Continue reading

Nicotine-Chomping Bacteria May Hold Key To Anti-Smoking Therapy

Nicotine Chomping Bacteria

A study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute explores an enzyme that may be used to help people quit smoking. The research, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, offers a possible alternative to current smoking cessation aids which are shown to fail in 80 to 90 percent of … Continue reading

No Proof That E-Cigarettes Help People Quit

No Proof E-Cigs Work

According to a new report from USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force), “The current evidence is insufficient to recommend electronic nicotine delivery systems for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women.” The task force says that the studies done on e-cigs and smoking cessation have found that the devices are of … Continue reading

1 In 5 Teens Smoke Hookah – Half Think It’s Healthful

Hookah Smoke

According to a study published in Pediatrics, one in five high school seniors in the United States has smoked hookah. What’s more alarming is that according to another study from Nursing Research, the majority of teens who smoke hookah are under the (false) impression that it’s a safe hobby. Mary Rezk-Hanna, … Continue reading

E-Cigarettes Found To Harm Bystanders

E-Cigs Harm Bystanders

A recent study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is among the first to suggest that while e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, the vapour contains so much nicotine that bystanders can absorb a significant amount just by being there. Dr. Camilla Stoltenberg, Director-General at the NIPH, says, “Since e-cigarettes supply nicotine in … Continue reading

E-Cigarettes – Gateway to Substance Abuse

Nicotine, in any form, can prime the brain for harder drugs A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that e-cigarettes serve as a “gateway drug” that may lead users to harder drugs such as cocaine. Researchers Denise Kandel and Eric Kandel found that nicotine enhances the … Continue reading