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Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Quitting smoking? Mindfulness can help quiet your nicotine cravings.

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Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study finds

Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
More than 75 percent of fourth-graders in urban and rural settings have measurable levels of a nicotine breakdown product in their saliva that documents their second-hand smoke exposure, researchers report.
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Want to resist temptation? A new study suggests thinking might not always help you

Want to resist temptation? A new study suggests thinking might not always help you | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Uh-oh. Here comes temptation -- for a dieter, it's a sweet treat; an alcoholic, a beer; a married man, an attractive, available woman. How to defeat the impulse to gratify desire and stick to your long-term goals of slimness, sobriety, or fidelity?
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Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia

Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Schizophrenia has long been known to be hereditary. However, as a melting pot of disorders with different genetic causes is concealed behind manifestations of schizophrenia, research has still not been able to identify the main gene responsible to this day.

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Ayala Maayan Tamsut's curator insight, March 30, 2014 2:36 PM

"smoking might also increase the impact of particular genes on the risk of schizophrenia.” this website is talking about the disposal of the smoking on the  chances to suffer from schizophrenia"

Danielle Riley's curator insight, April 17, 2014 5:01 PM

Would love to know exactly what impact smoking has on the gene

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Smoking May Take Brain Toll on Men

Smoking May Take Brain Toll on Men | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new study has linked smoking with faster cognitive decline in middle-aged men.
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Association Between Daily Smoking, Low Mastery And Repeat Episodes Of Depression

Previous depression, daily smoking and a lack of control over life circumstances - or low mastery - are risk factors for repeat episodes of depression.

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