Tobacco: Fatigue Caused By Quitting Reduces Chances of Quitting

Tobacco: Fatigue Caused By Quitting Reduces Chances of Quitting The fatigue that arises during smoking cessation is a risk factor for relapse, on which scientists propose to act directly.Tobacco: fatigue caused by quitting reduces your chances of quitting The fatigue that appears during smoking cessation increases the risk of relapse, according to a new study …

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Nicotine Enhances Automatic Temporal Processing

Nicotine enhances automatic temporal processing as measured by the mismatch negativity waveform A little bit of an advanced read again, but very interesting nonetheless. “Abstract Introduction: Cholinergic agonists and, more specifically, nicotine, have been found to enhance a number of cognitive processes. The effect of nicotine on temporal processing is not known. The use of …

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Dopamine, Emotions and Nicotine

Very interesting article from Cornell University discussing the links between dopamine and our emotional state: “Dopamine linked to a personality trait and happiness” A few interesting points: “One personality trait in humans is how sensitive and responsive we are to incentives and rewards,” said Richard Depue, professor of human development and family studies and director of the …

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A Single Dose of Nicotine Enhances Reward Responsiveness in Nonsmokers: Implications for Development of Dependence

A Single Dose of Nicotine Enhances Reward Responsiveness in Nonsmokers: Implications for Development of Dependence. The article above does an excellent job at describing nicotine addiction and why once you start, you either can’t stop or is extremely difficult. Nicotine is addictive, this is nothing new, but this article goes to show why it becomes …

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Nicotine Effects On Alertness And Spatial Attention In Non-smokers

​Nicotine effects on alertness and spatial attention in non-smokers Nicotine improves covert orienting of spatial attention, but enhanced alertness may also play a role. The present study explored nicotine effects on measures of spatial attention and alertness in non-smokers. Nicotine was delivered to 17 non-smokers (data from 12 subjects were analyzed) by a 7-mg transdermal …

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Nicotine-Induced Long-Term In Vivo Synaptic Plasticity

Dopamine Enables In Vivo Synaptic Plasticity Associated with the Addictive Drug Nicotine This article from ScienceDirect does a great job at analyzing data and showing how the plasticity of the brain is affected with release of dopamine with nicotine. You may have heard about the plasticity of the brain or neuroplasticity in the past, the …

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Nicotine And The Growth Of New Blood Cells

Researchers discover nicotine stimulates growth of new blood vessels “Researchers speculate that when nicotine binds to the receptor on endothelial cells it stimulates the cells to release a cascade of chemicals that promote the formation of new blood vessels. The new vessels then deliver oxygen and nutrients to the interior of tumors and plaque deposits. …

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