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PostSubject: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:41 am

A smoker's chance of kicking the habit without the help of medication depends on their genetics, new research suggests.

"This study builds on our knowledge of genetic vulnerability to nicotine dependence, and will help us tailor smoking cessation strategies accordingly," said Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Md.

"It also highlights the potential value of genetic screening in helping to identify individuals early on and reduce their risk for tobacco addiction and its related negative health consequences."

The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that quitting smokers with a specific gene cluster linked to nicotine dependence have a two-year delay in the median time it takes people to stop smoking.

"We found that the effects of smoking cessation medications depend on a person's genes," said lead author Dr. Li-Shiun Chen from the Washington University School of Medicine.

"If smokers have the risk genes, they don't quit easily on their own and will benefit greatly from the medications. If smokers don't have the risk genes, they are likely to quit successfully without the help of medications."

http://www.lfpress.com/life/healthandfitness/2012/05/31/19821641.html
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PostSubject: Re: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:06 pm

Huh. It's also pretty hard to smoke while skydiving. Risky folks just need to go skydiving more in order to quit. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Huh. It's also pretty hard to smoke while skydiving. Risky folks just need to go skydiving more in order to quit. Very Happy

Skydiving can cause a person to quit a lot of things. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:28 pm

So, skydiving for all of life's ailments. That has a classy ring to it! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:02 pm

I read somewhere once where a guy and his wife wanted to quit smoking so to replace cigs they had sex, problem was they had several kids lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:24 pm

Cuervo25_1 wrote:
I read somewhere once where a guy and his wife wanted to quit smoking so to replace cigs they had sex, problem was they had several kids lol

Un-filtered sex can have that effect Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Cigarettes & Genetics   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:42 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Cuervo25_1 wrote:
I read somewhere once where a guy and his wife wanted to quit smoking so to replace cigs they had sex, problem was they had several kids lol

Un-filtered sex can have that effect Twisted Evil

Laughing This.
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