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CVS Health Announces Aggressive New Plans to Combat the Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth

New funding signals strategy shift in year four of Be The First initiative
Press Release

Given the significant increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, CVS Health today announced that it and its charitable foundations will award a total of more than $10 million in 2019 to support youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention strategies and education delivered in classrooms, by clinicians and in communities across the United States.

Smoking and Schizophrenia Linked by Alterations in Brain Nicotine Signals

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, September 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking.  A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the disease.

Stimulating the Brain Blunts Cigarette Craving

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths globally. Unfortunately smoking cessation is difficult, with more than 90% of attempts to quit resulting in relapse.

There are a growing number of available methods that can be tried in the effort to reduce smoking, including medications, behavioral therapies, hypnosis, and even acupuncture. All attempt to alter brain function or behavior in some way.

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