Nicotine Triggered Appetite Suppression Site Identified in Brain

A new study uncovers a brain mechanism that could be targeted for new medications designed to help people quit smoking without gaining weight. This research shows that a specific subclass of brain nicotinic receptor is involved in nicotine’s ability to reduce food intake in rodents. In the study, to be published in the June 10 […]

Discovery May Pave Way to Quitting Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Smokers tend to die young, but they tend to die thinner than non-smokers. A team of scientists led by Yale School of Medicine has discovered exactly how nicotine suppresses appetite — findings that suggest that it might be possible to develop a drug that would...

Bill Gates Takes On Secondhand Smoke In China

BEIJING– Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates was in China on Saturday to raise awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke in the country with the world’s largest smoking population. Gates is partnering with Robin Li, chief executive of Baidu Inc., which operates China’s most...

Link to The Effects of Smoking on Your Health, Wallet & Family

The Effects of Smoking on Your Health, Wallet & Family

The Surgeon General notes smoking-related deaths to be the most preventable cause of death in the United States. One in four Americans smoke cigarettes, and each year, over 400,000 people die from smoking-related diseases. What Smoking Does to Your Health Each puff of cigarette draws...

Day One of Springfield’s Smoking Ban Underway

Non-smoking signs have now replaced ash trays in Springfield bars, restaurants and public places.   It’s day one of the city-wide smoking ban. And many businesses took today to make sure any smoking was taking place outdoors instead of in. But one business spent the...

British America Tobacco Australia is suing six tobacco sellers

A TOBACCO company giant has vowed to hunt down rogue retailers who sell counterfeit cigarettes and chop-chop tobacco. It has launched legal action against six tobacco sellers they accuse of selling Winfield Blue and Winfield Gold look-alike packets for two-thirds of the price of the...

Tobacco ban sought in parks

Bastrop’s public parks are becoming public ashtrays. Concerned parents and members of Keep Morehouse Beautiful hope the city will take steps to change that. Nancy Benson presented the issue to the Bastrop Mayor and Board of Aldermen in Wednesday’s regular meeting. Speaking on behalf of...

City blames Big Tobacco for cigarette black market

City Hall for the first time is directly blaming Big Tobacco for the burgeoning black market of bootleg cigarettes on city streets. Newport maker Lorillard, the country’s No. 3 tobacco company, consciously oversupplies the Poospatuck Indian reservation on Long Island — knowing full well bootleggers...