Category Archives: Tobacco Use

Heavy Smokers Have More Sleep Disturbances

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Heavy Smokers Have More Sleep DisturbancesDoctors and researchers know that people who smoke cigarettes often develop problems with sleeplessness and other types of sleep disturbances. However, the underlying reasons for these disturbances are not entirely clear. In a study published in May 2014 in the journal Addiction Biology, researchers from over a dozen German institutions used a large-scale project to examine the connection between cigarette use and sleeping problems. The researchers also examined the role that nicotine addiction plays in establishing this connection.
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Proactive Approach by Doctors Helps Smokers Quit

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Nicotine addiction is a common condition in people who regularly smoke cigarettes. Unfortunately, most of the smokers who try to break their nicotine addictions do not use methods with proven scientific effectiveness or seek the help of trained specialists. In a study published in March 2014 in the American Medical Association journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from eight U.S. institutions sought to determine if doctors and public health officials can successfully go beyond traditional approaches by reaching out to cigarette smokers and proactively addressing the impact of nicotine addiction.

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Number of Teens Taking Up Smoking Stubbornly High

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increase-smoking-teensTobacco products are a range of commercially available items that have nicotine-containing tobacco as their sole or primary ingredient. In addition to cigarettes, common examples of these products include cigars, pipe tobacco and forms of smokeless tobacco such as chewing tobacco and snuff. Each year, a federally sponsored project called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health compiles information related to tobacco use in all American teenagers and adults. This information includes the number of people who initiate tobacco intake in any given 12-month time period.

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