What are the psychological dynamics when a couple tries to change a ...

Couple dynamics have been studied as a form of treatment, and research by Freie Universität Berlin contributes positively to the ongoing studies, in terms of habituation. It has been found that couples influence each others' self-efficacy and ...

Feb 19

Categories: Smoking Cessation


Peer Influence Increases the Risk of Teen Smoking by Twofold

A recent meta-analysis suggests that peer influence increases the risk of smoking in teenagers by twofold. Differences in the power of influence were also found between collectivist and individualistic cultures.

Aug 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Smoking Cessation, Teenage Issues


5 Stages to Changing Behaviour

Most of us have a behaviour we would like to change. This could be exercise and diet-related or simply wanting to be more organised. Some of us may be able to change our behaviour in the short term, but fail to maintain the new behaviour for the ...

Aug 1

Categories: Other, Smoking Cessation


Secondhand Smoke Can Be Harmful Even Before Conception

Smoke has already been known to negatively affect developing fetuses. However, animal studies show that secondhand smoke could even impact a baby's development even before its conception.

Jan 7

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Smoking Cessation


How graphic warnings on cigarette packets influence smokers' brains

Do graphic warning labels on cigarette packets really help smokers consider the health risks? Yes, according to the results of a new study, which found that such images prompt activity in areas of the brain associated with decision-making, emotion ...

Feb 24

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other, Smoking ...


Study: Smoking cessation drug not boosting number of smokers who quit

As the years gone by, governments have come together to campaign for smoking cessation, making their detrimental effects known nation wide. There were campaigns, fines, and alternatives which smokers could turn to. But recently, a study shown that ...

Aug 18

Categories: Smoking Cessation


Is Nicotine All Bad?

Scientists question if a daily dose of the well-known alkaloid is as benign as caffeine

May 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Smoking Cessation


Psychologists explore a new reason why quitting smoking is so ...

When a cigarette smoker attempts to quit, not only do they crave their usual nicotine hit, they also experience an unpleasant inability to enjoy other pleasures in life - a state known as "anhedonia".

Jan 7

Categories: Addictions, Smoking Cessation


Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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