Prenatal Exposure To Maternal Cigarette Smoking Associated With Altered Reward Processing And Anticipation

JAMA Psychiatry Study Highlights Whether adolescents with prenatal exposure to maternal cigarette smoking differ from their nonexposed peers in the response part of their brain to the anticipation or the receipt of a reward was examined in a study by Kathrin U. Müller, Dipl-Psych, of Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and colleagues…

Smoking Cessation Associated With Reduced Postoperative Complications After Major Surgery

JAMA Surgery Study Highlights Smoking cessation at least one year before major surgery eliminates the increased risk of postoperative mortality and decreases the risk of arterial and respiratory events evident in current smokers, according to a study by Khaled M. Musallam, M.D., Ph.D., of the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon and colleagues…

More Restrictive Teen Tobacco Policies May Reduce Adult Smoking

States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggests a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers discovered that states with more restrictive limits on teens purchasing tobacco also have lower adult smoking rates, especially among women…

Bollywood Glamorizes Smoking, Reignites Smoking In Movies Debate

A University of Adelaide expert says that while the war against smoking in Hollywood movies has been largely won, Asian cinema represents the next major battleground for anti-smoking and anti-cancer groups. Dr Peter Pugsley, Senior Lecturer in Media at the University of Adelaide, says that as smoking rates have been rising in Asia, so too has the depiction of smoking in Asian cinema…