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Vanishing Y Chromosomes
Molly Sharlach | Dec 4, 2014
A new study reveals an association between smoking and rates of Y chromosome loss in blood cells, which may explain elevated cancer risk among male smokers.
Sniff While You Sleep
Molly Sharlach | Nov 14, 2014
Smokers light up less after smelling cigarette smoke together with foul odors during sleep, a study shows.
AACR Releases Tobacco Report
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Researchers and regulators reflect on the progress that has been made in preventing tobacco-related disease in the 50 years since the publication of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report.
Brain’s Nicotine Center Found
Bob Grant | Nov 15, 2013
Researchers pinpoint the interpeduncular nucleus as the home of nicotine withdrawal, suggesting that treatments targeted to region may aid smoking cessation.
Smoking, Taxes, and Genes
Bob Grant | Dec 14, 2012
New research suggests that some smokers may carry a gene variant that makes them less likely to quit simply because cigarette taxes are raised.
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 5, 2012
Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.
Dangers of Second-Generation Smoke
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 5, 2012
Nicotine leaves epigenetic marks on the rat genome that make offspring and grand-offspring more prone to asthma.
Roundup from Microbiology Meeting
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.
Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2011
Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.
Tobacco Company Versus Academia
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 6, 2011
The makers of Marlboro cigarettes are asking researchers at a Scottish university to disclose data on children’s thoughts on tobacco marketing.