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Genes that control smoking, nicotine addiction urges found

November 08, 2017 8:07 pm

Scientists have identified a genetic pathway that contributes to nicotine addiction and makes it difficult for smokers to kick the butt.

Flavoured e-cigarettes can damage lungs, says Harvard study

December 09, 2015 2:17 pm

Flavouring chemicals used in fruit, alcohol and candy-flavoured e-cigarettes may be as controversial as nicotine.

Quitting smoking unlikely to cause long-term weight gain

January 27, 2014 3:44 pm

Smoking habits and weight were measured at regular intervals from 15 to 38 years old.

Haryana govt to ban tobacco items from I-Day

August 13, 2012 3:39 am

Rakesh Gupta,Commissioner,Food and Drug Administration,informed on Sunday that the Haryana government had decided to prohibit food items containing nicotine and tobacco with effect from August 15.

Hookah barred at two Panchkula cafes

November 24, 2011 1:56 am

Armed with a report which confirmed high nicotine content,authorities on Wednesday barred two hookah bars from serving.

Study debunks smoking makes you slimmer myth

April 23, 2010 12:14 pm

According to a four-year analysis by researchers at the University of Navarra,people who never smoked put on less weight than active smokers or those who stop smoking.

Nicotine plays tricks on the brain

September 10, 2009 12:04 pm

Nicotine,the addictive component in cigarettes,'tricks' the brain into creating memory associations between environmental cues and smoking behavior.

'Common gene' tied to alcohol,cocaine,nicotine addictions

March 16, 2009 11:13 am

Scientists have uncovered evidence that several of the common genes are actually tied to addictions.

Gene breakthrough to pave way for nicotine-free cigarette

January 21, 2009 12:13 pm

Scientists have made a gene-related breakthrough which they claim could soon pave the way for nicotine-free cigarettes.