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September 18, 2015 by DrHays
Last week, I introduced genetics as one factor in tobacco dependence. Another important factor that promotes addiction is the speed and efficiency by which a drug is delivered to the brain. The cigarette is a highly efficient delivery device for the drug nicotine. Nicotine replacement medications are not as efficient in delivering nicotine and have comparatively very low addiction potential (1, 2).
Tobacco companies have “improved”... Read full postComments (9)
October 2, 2015 by EX Admin
Thank you to everyone that has volunteered their time to talk to us about their experiences in the community.
We'd like to dig deeper by talking to a few more of you directly by phone or Skype. Please private message me if you're interested in sharing your thoughts about EX during a short one-on-one interview. Your confidential remarks and ideas will help us to improve the Community's ability to serve your needs in the near future.
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October 30, 2015 by DrHays
Self-talk is the endless stream of thoughts that run through your heads every day. This “conversation with yourself” can affect how you feel. Positive thoughts can help you feel happier and more hopeful, and negative thoughts can engender sad feelings and caution. The reverse is also true, how you feel affects the stream of thoughts running through your head. It can be empowering to know that, with attention and practice, thoughts and feelings are amenable to... Read full postComments (12)
November 6, 2015 by DrHays
If you think about it, most tobacco users have spent years, if not decades, developing behaviors and routines that incorporate tobacco use into important aspects of their lives. This can include morning routines, driving, after meals, having fun with friends, as well as when under stress, feeling anxious, or even celebrating. Cessation medications you might use can help to manage the physical and emotional withdrawal that comes after years of artificially stimulating the brain with... Read full postComments (11)