Brain networks and nicotine addiction

A study of patients who quit smoking spontaneously reveals brain networks that are associated with alcohol and other forms of addiction A study of patients who quit smoking spontaneously reveals brain networks that are associated with alcohol and other forms of addiction Joutsa, J., Moussawi, K., Siddiqi, SH et al. Brain lesions disrupting addiction map … Read more

‘Quit smoking’ apps | How effective are they?

As governments and NGOs invest in quit smoking apps and de-addiction efforts, users share how effective they really are As governments and NGOs invest in quit smoking apps and de-addiction efforts, users share how effective they really are Rahul*, 29, began smoking ten years ago. Now, he is trying to quit the habit. He installed … Read more

Generating awareness about ill effects of nicotine addiction

Photo: iStock The world observes no smoking day on the second Wednesday of March every year. The major aim of this day is to raise awareness among smokers about the ill effects of nicotine addiction on health. This year, the day is observed on March 9. No smoking day movement was first initiated in 1984 … Read more