Penn State researchers report nicotine withdrawal may blunt working memory and cognitive processing.
Researchers have engineered a new enzyme that breaks down nicotine in the bloodstream before it reaches the brain. The treatment reduces the urge to smoke and reverses signs of nicotine dependence, preventing relapse.
Acrolein, a toxin found in cigarette smoke can exacerbate pain and worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a new study reports.
Researchers report a person's ability to quit smoking could be influenced by a neural network associated with inhibiting automated behavior.
Smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2, a protein that binds to SARS-CoV-2, increasing the risk of coronavirus infection. Findings suggest long-term smokers could have an increase of ACE2 in the lungs, leading to higher rates of morbidity in COVID-19 patients.
A new study reports those who experience lung disease and problems with lung function during middle age are at an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes.
Researchers have crystallized a protein that could hold the answer as to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.
Researchers report Metformin, one of the most widely prescribed drugs for diabetes, helped reduce symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal in animal models.
Sadness, but not all negative emotions, heighten cravings to smoke and increases the likelihood of relapse.
New research suggests the high relapse rate in smokers could be explained by diminished connectivity in key brain networks.