Tag: cigarettes

  • Global Commission on Drug Policy: Legalization, decriminalization, and the war on drugs

    A commission made up of some big names, though not really any names of addiction or drug researchers I noticed, just released a report that’s making a lot of noise throughout every news channel including NPR (see here, and here for stories) and others (see CNN). They want the debate about the current state of […]

  • Convincing yourself to quit smoking – The influence of personal beliefs on smoking

    A study published in Addictive Behaviors showed that thinking actively about quitting smoking cigarettes allows people to smoke less!!! In the experiment, participants from one group of smokers were asked to think about reasons to quit smoking and write them down on a piece of paper. Participants from a second group of smokers were asked […]

  • About Addiction: Bath Salts, DUI’s and Anxiety Addiction

    Do you care about addiction? Of course you do, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now. Well, you’ve come to the right place A3 will try to address all your questions, but for now, you’ve stumbled onto our weekly links post full of information about addiction from around the world wide web. So […]

  • The genetics of quitting smoking- Bupropion and nicotine metabolism

    If you’ve been reading A3 for a while, you know that we’re big supporters of scientific progress in addiction treatment. While it may be true that addicts need to want recovery in order to truly turn their lives around, the choice is hardly ever that simple and if we can tip the balance in the […]

  • About Addiction: Drug use and crime, increasing marijuana use, cravings and brain function

    Check out the newest links about addiction. Leave us your feedback! Drug use & Crime Huffington Post: Over 5,000 lives were taken in drug related crimes in Mexico in the past year. Drug trade related violence is linked directly to the rising levels of drug use worldwide. Marijuana use Bloomberg Businessweek: For the first time […]

  • About Addiction: Smoking, Alcohol, Painkillers, Prescriptions

    This are new, interesting articles about addiction. Check out the links to the articles, and give us your feedback. Smoking and related issues Health Day: Smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that robs people of their sight. Reuters: When cigarette smokers quit smoking, chronic stress levels may go down. This should […]

  • About Addiction: Smoking, drinking and Heroin

    Some great, informative articles about addiction, alcohol and smoking, as well as some about Heroin.  We also have some new sites with links listed here so give us your feedback on what you like! Alcohol Caron Chit Chat: According to a world renowned addiction treatment center, the female problem drinker in Dallas is most likely […]

  • They do it in the movies!!! Smoking, teens, and being cool

    Contributing co-author: Jamie Felzer Celebrities get their fair share of flack for inappropriate behavior on screen. Only recently, research regarding the effects of onscreen violence, even in cartoons, making youngsters act more aggressively made some serious noise. So what about smoking? If kids see their favorite stars smoking cigarettes in films, would they be more […]

  • More to cigarettes than nicotine

    A recent talk I gave (click here), highlighted the fact that other aspects of smoking are very important for addiction to cigarettes. For some people, this isn’t news, especially if you’ve been reading our coverage about the importance of cues for smoking addiction. But that’s not all that makes cigarettes so hard to quit. Cigarettes, […]

  • About Addiction: Smoking, Drugs, Drinking and Cancer

    New links for interesting articles about addiction. Check them out! Tobacco, nicotine, and Smoking Medical News Today: According to a recent study in China there is a new effective strategy for treating tobacco addiction.  Researchers have developed a novel tea filter that seems to help with cigarette addiction. (Note: this link doesn’t give direct access […]