Smoking & the Brain

In a fascinating article on nicotine addiction entititled The Brain’s Addiction Centre over on Science Blogs, Ed Yong looks at the realities behind addiction. Smoking causes 5 times as many deaths as all other non-medical causes put together, and eighty percent of smokers admit they want to give up. Yet despite this it often takes […]

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Chemicals Contained in Cigarettes

Ever wondered exactly what chemicals are contained in cigarettes? Here are a small selection of the chemicals contained in cigarettes. Arsenic – a common rat poison, and the murder weapon of choice for estranged lovers. Formaldehyde – used to preserve dead bodies. Causes cancer as well as to unpleasant ailments such as respiratory, skin and […]

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Kurt Cobain to be Smoked

Kurt Cobain’s ashes are to be smoked in a joint in a music concert. At least, these are the claims of one crazy German artist. Natascha Stellmach claims to have to acquired the ashes of Kurt Cobain, which, accordingly to the highly reliable News of the World, were reported to have been stolen from Courtney […]

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Quitting Smoking with Linux

The Linux operating system has helped one woman to quit smoking, according to IT Wire. But it wasn’t down to a sophisticated computer cessation programme, but rather to a few games of solitaire. The woman, who is not named in the story, found the programme AisleRiot Solitaire, a package of 82 distinct solitaire games. She […]

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