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On SAGE Insight: Why is Smoking an Independent Risk Factor of Reoperation?

Article title: Smoking Is an Independent Risk Factor of Reoperation Due to RecurrentLumbar Disc Herniation From Global Spine Journal This study aims to determine if age, gender, smoking status, and body mass index (BMI) are significant risk factors leading to reoperation. … Continue reading

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The cigarette box as an advertising vehicle in the UK

The cigarette box as an advertising vehicle in the United Kingdom: A case for plain packaging From Journal of Health Psychology Approximately 100,000 people die of a smoking-related illness every year in the UK.  Researchers at the University of Surrey are encouraging the UK government … Continue reading

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We need to talk about ‘Kevin’: The effects of unfortunate first names

Unfortunate first names: Effects of name-based relational devaluation and interpersonal neglect From Social Psychological and Personality Science It may appear hard to believe that something as mundane as a negative first name can evoke neglect, discrimination, prejudice, or even ostracism. This … Continue reading

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Tobacco consumption and the poor

Tobacco consumption and the poor: An ethnographic analysis of hand-rolled cigarette (bidi) use in Bangladesh From Ethnography There are an estimated 1.1 billion smokers worldwide, among whom 80 percent live in low and middle income countries. This paper explores the … Continue reading

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Confirmation that stressed people can’t resist the temptation of a cigarette

Stress decreases the ability to resist smoking and potentiates smoking intensity and reward   From Journal of Psychopharmacology   Despite tobacco being responsible for 5.4 million deaths per year and well publicized as one of the most preventable causes of … Continue reading

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Why people trying to quit smoking should avoid watching Mad Men: The influence of on-screen smoking cues

Attentional bias in smokers: exposure to dynamic smoking cues in contemporary movies   From Journal of Psychopharmacology  Tobacco use is still prevalent in films, this study explores how people respond to on-screen smoking images by examining eye movement of smokers … Continue reading

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