E-cigarettes could prime brain for harder drugs

Dec 6, 2014

E-cigarettes could prime brain for harder drugs

by Gene Emeryt

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a “gateway drug” that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers recently announced. The findings add to the debate about the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes, the increasingly popular ...

Oct 30, 2013

JT to cut 1,600 jobs, close four plants

Japan Tobacco Inc. is cutting 1,600 jobs and closing four domestic factories as part of its plan to boost competitiveness at home and profitability. The job cuts will be made through a voluntary retirement program that will be offered to eligible employees in the ...

Can low-nicotine smokes end addiction?

Jul 31, 2013

Can low-nicotine smokes end addiction?

by Brady Dennis

Beverly Anusionwu, a smoker for three decades who favors Maverick menthols, was enticed to the small lab inside the University of Pittsburgh’s psychology department by an ad promising free cigarettes and a few bucks for her time. She spent a couple of hours on ...

Jul 24, 2013

U.S. regulator cites menthol cigarette risks

The Food and Drug Administration said for the first time Tuesday that menthol-flavored cigarettes appear to pose a greater risk to public health than standard smokes, largely reaffirming the findings of an agency advisory committee two years ago and potentially laying the groundwork for ...