Nicotine and the Aging Brain

I’m Kylie Badgley with today’s health news. Nicotine, usually associated with smoking, always gets a bad wrap, but researchers from Texas A&M University found that nicotine may help protect the brain. The protective effect seems to be connected to nicotine’s ability to suppress the appetite. The lead author said in a press release that smoking […]

Nicotine and the Aging Brain

I’m Kylie Badgley with today’s health news. Nicotine, usually associated with smoking, always gets a bad wrap, but researchers from Texas A&M University found that nicotine may help protect the brain. The protective effect seems to be connected to nicotine’s ability to suppress the appetite. The lead author said in a press release that smoking […]

Nicotine and the Aging Brain

I’m Kylie Badgley with today’s health news. Nicotine, usually associated with smoking, always gets a bad wrap, but researchers from Texas A&M University found that nicotine may help protect the brain. The protective effect seems to be connected to nicotine’s ability to suppress the appetite. The lead author said in a press release that smoking […]

Smoking Pot to Prevent Parasites

I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. The Aka people in the Central African Republicare the focus of a new study to determine whether those not exposed to western mediaand culture could be smoking pot as medicine. Researchers said the Aka people are an exampleof those who smoke pot recreationally but might be, on a […]

The Effect Of Raising The Smoking Age

I’m Lindsay Liepman with today’s health news. Do young people only begin smoking becausethey’re of legal age? New evidence suggests raising the legal smoking age could detera lot of teens from picking up the habit. A panel of researchers suggest that raisingthe legal smoking age to 21 would have the greatest impact on smoking rates […]

Smoking Declines Might Have Snowball Effect

I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. As smoking becomes a less common habit, willdropping popularity lead current smokers to finally kick the habit? A new study exploredthis question and found that as smoking rates declined, remaining smokers were more likelyto quit. The research team found that for every 1 percent drop in the US […]

Anti-Smoking Policies Successfully Deter New Smokers

I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. It appears that workplace smoking bans and cigarettetax hikes have successfully made a dent in youth smoking. A new study found that teensand young adults may be much less likely to start smoking if they live in states withsmoke-free workplace laws and high taxes on cigarettes. Researchers found […]

New Recommendations for Doctors of Patients Who Smoke

By now, we should all know about the dangers of smoking, but now, an expert panel is makingrecommendations for doctors who care for adults and pregnant women who smoke. I’m Shelby Cullinanwith your latest health news. The US Preventive Services Task Force – issuing it’s latestguidelines on smoking – recommends that doctors should advise all […]

Low-Nicotine Cigs May Help Smokers Cut Back

I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. Could the amount of nicotine in a cigarette determinea smoker’s likelihood of addiction? Maybe so. A new study from the University of Pittsburghfound that reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes could potentially result insmokers with fewer cravings, lower nicotine dependence and less cigarette use overall.Researchers noted that […]