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 […]

Forms of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Trying to quit smoking may almost seem like you are walking into a burning fire. It certainly is not simple, and with the attitudes that many people have, you are looking at a lot of complicated issues trying to ensure that you get started on the right foot to quit successfully. To help avoid many […]

How Nicotine Affects A Marijuana User’s Brain

I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news. Many marijuana users also smoke cigarettes, but what this combo does to the brain may surprise you. A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas found that the hippocampus (an area of the brain linked to memory and learning) may be significantly smaller in marijuana users […]

Teen Nicotine Use: More Than Just Cigarettes

These days, tobacco and nicotine can take many forms. And many teens may be exploring these products. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. A recent study found that youth nicotine product use took many forms. Cigarettes were just one of the products that young people used. Other commonly used products were cigars, e-cigarettes, […]

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New Drug Curbs Pot Dependence

I’m Erin White with today’s health news. For patients struggling with marijuana dependence, a new treatment option could be on the horizon. A new study from Brown University found that, when used in combination with addiction counseling, the epilepsy drug topiramate curbed marijuana use among young smokers significantly more than counseling alone. However, many of […]

How Nicotine Affects A Marijuana User’s Brain

I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news. Many marijuana users also smoke cigarettes, but what this combo does to the brain may surprise you. A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas found that the hippocampus (an area of the brain linked to memory and learning) may be significantly smaller in marijuana users […]

Secondhand Smoke: Triumphs and Tragedies

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES>>This is about improving and saving people’s lives.>>Unfortunately, because of the secondhand smoke in the air, I had an asthma attack within 10 minutes, so I was forced to leave.>>The cancer, how I got it, was due to my exposure to secondhand smoke in […]

Bedfont Smokerlyzer Range of breath Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitors

Bedfont Smokerlyzer range of carbon monoxide monitors help people give up smoking They work by measuring carbon monoxide levels in the patient’s breath and indirectly in the blood The Smokerlyzer range is the easiest to use and most effective CO monitor available allowing health care professionals to accurately prescribe stop-smoking therapies such as nicotine-replacement therapy […]