Nicotine

Scientists Claim 'medicinal Cannabis' Could Help Fight Covid-19

Scientists Claim 'Medicinal Cannabis' Could Help Fight COVID-19 Tyler Durden Thu, 05/21/2020 - 20:05 Ever since scientists reportedly explored the deterrent effects of nicotine in preventing the coronavirus, potheads probably...

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Puff Puff No Pass: 'pothead' Elephant 'smoking' In Wild Stuns Netizens - Video

New Delhi (Sputnik): While smokers around the world find respite in blowing puffs of highly addictive tobacco or nicotine to de-stress themselves, despite the health hazard, only chimpanzees and monkeys are known to develop such habits in the animal...
Related topics: Smoking, Health Videos, Stress

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Nicotine Exposure Alone Leads To Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Suggests

Chronic exposure to inhaled nicotine alone increases blood pressure in both the body's general circulation and in the lungs that can lead to pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research, Blood Pressure

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Viral ‘nicotine Coronavirus Protection’ Report Spreads Dangerous Misinformation

Claims that smoking cigarettes with nicotine could protect against COVID-19 have been reported by several media outlets, despite a significant lack of lab testing. Smoking has, on the other hand, been the subject of extensive lab testing which...
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When Young Adults Vape, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate May Spike

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 -- Electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine may prompt spikes in blood pressure and heart rate in the young, a new study suggests. Research has shown that traditional cigarettes trigger increases in blood pressure and...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Quest Diagnostics Begins Selling Covid-19 Antibody Tests

Quest Diagnostics Begins Selling COVID-19 Antibody Tests How long before there is a run on these? First, it was N95 masks, then toilet paper, then hand sanitizer, and now nicotine patches; but we suspect the next virus-related item to...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Breastfeeding Moms’ Exposure To Nicotine Linked To Infant Skull Defect

Lactating mothers who use e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies may be putting their breastfed babies at risk for skull defects, a new study in animals suggests. Cigarette smoking has already been linked to increased risk for these...
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking

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Is The World About To Panic Hoard Nicotine Products After France's Promising Coronavirus Study?

Is The World About To Panic Hoard Nicotine Products After France's Promising Coronavirus Study? France has banned the online sale of nicotine products after a new study suggests the highly addictive stimulant could lower the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Will The Pandemic Cause Smokers To Switch To Snus Or Nicotine Pouches?

Tobacco is often viewed as a recession-resistant segment of the market because no matter how bad things get, smokers will typically continue smoking -- perhaps even more so. Yet because COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has been...
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E-cigs Give Smokers An Edge In Quest To Quit

]]>(MedPage Today) -- E-cigarettes plus counseling were better than counseling alone at helping active smokers quit, researchers reported. At 12 weeks in the E3 trial, 21.9% of participants given nicotine-containing e-cigarettes quit smoking...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Young People Have No Idea How Much Nicotine They Vape: Study

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 -- Many U.S. teens and young adults have no idea much nicotine is in the vaping products they use, a new study says. Researchers asked 445 17- to 24-year-olds in California about their tobacco and nicotine use, especially...
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking

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'necrotizing Pneumonia' May Be New Vaping Hazard

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 -- E-cigarettes were initially thought to be a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a recent outbreak of serious lung illnesses and deaths linked to the nicotine delivery devices called that belief into...
Related topics: Pneumonia

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No Compensatory Smoking Seen With Low-nicotine Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- Smokers do not appear to engage in compensatory smoking when using low-nicotine cigarettes, according to two studies published online Feb. 26 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Tracy T. Smith, Ph.D.,...
Related topics: Smoking, Cancer, Oncology

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‘they’re In A World Of Hurt.’ 39 States To Investigate Juul’s Marketing Tactics

(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials...
Related topics: Marketing

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This Company Is Betting Big That Tobacco-free Pouches Will Be The Next E-cig

Changing regulation and a lung injury outbreak last summer have soured the market for electronic cigarettes, a fortuitous development for nicotine pouch manufacturer Swedish Match (OTC: SWMAF), which is in the midst of a capacity expansion...
Related topics: Smoking

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The Nanny State Comes For Menthol Cigarettes

With Congress and President Trump having recently raised the tobacco age to 21 and banned various flavored nicotine products, the nanny state’s new target is menthol-flavored cigarettes. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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Embattled E-cigarette Company Juul Raises $700 Million In Debt, Amid Financial Strain And...

The embattled company has been strained by lawsuits and investigations over its role in getting teenagers hooked onto nicotine.
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Scientists Reveal Cigarettes Remain Toxic Even After Being Extinguished

New research suggests that even after being extinguished, one cigarette will still produce, among other airborne emissions, 14 percent of the nicotine that an actively burning cigarette would.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Nicotine Harm Reduction Newsletter: January 2020

Federal Updates In September, President Trump announced his administration would ban the sale of all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products. Following pushback from consumers, vape advocates, businesses, and a coalition of conservative and...
Related topics: Smoking

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Vaping Giants Like Juul Have Reversed Years Of Progress Against Tobacco Use, Researchers Say

Vaping companies like Juul have greatly appealed to young people, with use of these products growing dramatically over recent years. Many people, some even in their teens, have become hooked upon nicotine as a result. Now researchers are using...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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