Posts tagged with ‘smoking’

Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Tobacco smoking is today by far the most popular form of smoking and is practiced by over one billion people in the majority of all human societies. Smoking-related diseases are some of the biggest killers in the world today and are cited as one of the biggest causes of premature death in industrialized countries.

Nicotine as a Gateway Drug for Cocaine

Have you ever thought that the nicotine in cigarettes could lead to addiction to another drug? According to recent studies, nicotine is actually boosting the chances of becoming addicted to cocaine. Full Story

Early Alcohol and Tobacco Use May Delay Puberty in Girls

Both alcohol and tobacco use are known to produce several adverse effects, including psychological, physiological, emotional, and physical health hazards. These side effects have been extensively investigated among teenagers and adults, and are acutely apparent in older age, after long-term use, or following binge episodes. Yet alcohol and tobacco’s adverse reactions upon younger adolescents, especially on their physical development, are not fully known. Alcohol use has already been found to impede puberty growth rats, but the same evidence has not been established among humans, particularly young girls.

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Do Internet Interventions Help Smokers Quit?

The Internet is useful for obtaining help in many areas. Hardly a car buyer takes the leap without doing research online for fair pricing and feature information. Professionals who had no time for a traditional graduate program are finding that online degree programs fit their busy lifestyle and need to beef up a resume. Full Story