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NEW RESEARCH on the effects of tobacco smoke on brain chemistry is providing provocative clues about why smoking is so addictive.
Besides suggesting new strategies for helping people quit, the findings also may help explain some puzzling epidemiologic characteristics of cigarette smoking turned...
EFFORTS to discourage young people from taking up smoking are about to get a major impetus. A new organization, the Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, is being formed to focus its energies on changing the social environment and to attempt to influence public policies regarding the use of tobacco by...
MILITARY MEDICINE is continuing its struggle against tobacco in the uniformed services.
But physicians for the US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force say that tobacco companies often have recruited young people to the ranks of smokers before the uniformed services convince these...
SPORTS AND THE ARTS are the focus for this year's World No-Tobacco Day, which is set for May 31.
This is the ninth consecutive year that the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged tobacco users to abstain for at least a day and perhaps for good (JAMA. 1989;261:13). The WHO, an autonomous unit...
ON APRIL 1, Shanghai Medical University held a ceremony to mark the end of smoking throughout its campus. That this is the first medical school in China to ban smoking is not surprising considering the prevalence of cigarette use among health professionals here.
According to a...
PUT YOUR MONEY where your mouth is, those who talk rather than act are often advised. Now they're being told what amounts to "Don't put your money where your mouth isn't"—to wit, anywhere near a product that is made of tobacco.
Many people who fervently desire the demise of the tobacco trade...
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