What you need to know about nicotine withdrawal and the pains of quitting smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and vitality — but it’s sure not easy.

Nicotine works inside our neurons to reinforce addiction

So, you know. Don’t smoke.

Lab-tailored enzyme shows promise as a new and powerful treatment against tobacco addiction

Science to the rescue.

Newly-devised molecule might help people quit smoking by blocking nicotine break-down

An… unusual take on the issue, to say the least. But in theory, it should work.

Exercising improves nicotine withdrawal symptoms, helps to quit smoking

If you want to quit smoking, you should definitely try physical exercise more.

Smokers who were lied that their cigarettes had zero nicotine also had their brains tricked

It’s amazing how deception can fool even one of the strongest physical addictions.

Sugar addiction could be treated with the same drugs we use for nicotine addiction

People frequently overindulge, sometimes to the point of developing sugar addictions. There has been a lot of interest in the pharmaceutical industry in finding treatments that can combat this effect, with little results up to now. But, a world-first study led by QUT might change that.

Nicotine patches help you quit smoking, even without counseling

The Ontario Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) mailed free nicotine patches to smokers to see if they really help you quit without any behavioral support. And for one in four of participants who kept to the treatment, it did.