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Posts tagged nicotine

June 4, 2014

 

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A Very Hungry (Tobacco-Eating) Caterpillar

While the nicotine in tobacco is bad for humans, it's not bad for everyone in the animal kingdom.

January 14, 2014

 

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The Cost Of Smoking

Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.

May 24, 2013

 

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Stopping Smoking Can Lead To Weight Gain

One of the side-effects of stimulants is that they suppress the appetite.

May 1, 2012

 

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Does Nicotine Prevent Memory Loss?

"I'm hearing that nicotine can help prevent memory loss in older adults... is this true?"

January 11, 2012

 

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No Easier Path to Smoking Cessation

A new study shows quitters using nicotine replacement therapy are just as likely to relapse as those who stop smoking cold turkey.

February 21, 2011

 

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What Are Electronic Cigarettes And Are They Safe?

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e cigarettes, are becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes.

November 5, 2010

 

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Quit Smoking In A Positive Way

Could being positive towards someone who is trying to quit smoking help them succeed? Check out this new smoking study!

July 16, 2010

 

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What You Need To Know About Third-Hand Smoke

You've heard of first-hand and second-hand smoke but what do you know about third-hand smoke? Find out on A Moment of Science.

April 26, 2010

 

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Which Is Worse: Cigarettes, Pipe, Or Cigars?

Smoking a pipe or cigar may seem less harmful compared to cigarettes however, it is still a very dangerous habit.

June 10, 2009

 

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R-rated Movies and Smoking

Were you allowed to watch R-rated movies as a kid? Do you smoke now? Learn about the link between smoking and R-rated movies on this Moment of Science.

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