Tobacco: Behind the Smoke

How much do you really know about tobacco? Let’s take a deeper look. Tobacco is a plant from the Solanaceae family, better known as Nicotiana. More than 2,500 chemicals are naturally found in tobacco plants – including nicotine, the highly addictive substance responsible for tobacco addiction. The harvested leaves are cured, shredded, and assembled with […]

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 […]

How Far Should Smoking Bans Go?

Smoking is bad for the kids, but just how far should we go with these smoking bans? Hey smoking hot peeps! Yea that didn’t work did it? Hi I’m Trace. Thanks for watching Dnews. Cigarettes are little paper-wrapped tobacco sticks, but they’re also full of death. If you’ve been anywhere near a classroom or television […]

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 […]

Adults concerned e-cigarettes will encourage kids to take up smoking tobacco

[ Music ]>>It seems like every time you turn around there is something new with an E to it. First there was e-mail, then e-commerce, e-health, and now e-cigarettes. It’s a device about the size of a tobacco cigarette that includes a cartridge with some liquid in it, a heating element, and a battery to […]

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 […]

Adult Smoking Prevalence and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

>>>GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. THANK YOU ALL FOR STANDING BY AND WELCOME TO TODAY’S CDC MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL. ALL LINES ARE ON LISTEN-ONLY FOR TODAY’S CONFERENCE. ALL LINES ARE MUTED FOR TODAY’S CONFERENCE DURING THE QUESTION-ANSWER PORTION. PLEASE PRESS STAR 1. BE SURE TO RECORD YOUR NAME AND AFFILIATION AT THE PROMPT TO ASK YOUR QUESTION. […]

Nicotine

DR. PAUL MERRITT: OK, so we’re going to continue lecture number six on nicotine. We just talked about caffeine. And now we’ll talk about nicotine, which is of course, another legal, yet commonly used psychoactive substance. Well, we’ll first talk a little bit about nicotine epidemiology, a little bit about the history of nicotine, talk […]

How Far Should Smoking Bans Go?

Smoking is bad for the kids, but just how far should we go with these smoking bans? Hey smoking hot peeps! Yea that didn’t work did it? Hi I’m Trace. Thanks for watching Dnews. Cigarettes are little paper-wrapped tobacco sticks, but they’re also full of death. If you’ve been anywhere near a classroom or television […]