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Breaking bad habits: classical conditioning and smoking

Breaking bad habits: classical conditioning and smoking

Amy Reichelt, UNSW Addictions are difficult to break as we usually surround ourselves with people, paraphernalia or situations that trigger the behaviour that led to the addiction in the first…

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

By Anna Gorman California’s decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize, regulate and tax…

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Stanton Glantz, University of California, San Francisco California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by US$2 a…

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

By Alex Smith, KCUR For many Missouri health advocates, an increase in the state’s tobacco tax is long overdue. But onlookers might be surprised to hear that tobacco companies…

Why requiring low-nicotine cigarettes is still ill-advised

Why requiring low-nicotine cigarettes is still ill-advised

Lynn T. Kozlowski, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Global policymakers will soon consider a policy of requiring that only reduced-nicotine cigarettes can be manufactured or…

Ten myths about smoking that will not die

Ten myths about smoking that will not die

Simon Chapman, University of Sydney Across forty years I’ve come to recognise many factoid-driven myths about smoking that just won’t die. If I asked for a dollar…

Snorted, injected or smoked? It can affect a drug’s addictiveness

Snorted, injected or smoked? It can affect a drug’s addictiveness

Anne-Noël Samaha, Université de Montréal Many people use drugs, but not everyone becomes addicted. Why? Part of the reason comes down to how you take a drug…

Would California’s Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

Would California’s Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

By April Dembosky, KQED Each time over the past decade or so that New York state increased its tobacco tax — now at $4.35 per pack of cigarettes — calls to…

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

Mary Politi, Washington University in St Louis Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated some of the barriers to obtaining health insurance coverage, not all Americans have access to affordable…

Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

By Pauline Bartolone At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightforward. Proposition 56 would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes by…

Is nicotine really as safe as e-cigarette supporters make out?

Is nicotine really as safe as e-cigarette supporters make out?

Simon Chapman, University of Sydney A core platform of the massive promotion of e-cigarettes has been the argument that because these products involve no combustion but only vaporization, they…