On developing a drug to help mice quit smoking (maybe people too)

New research is being reported out of the Scripps Research Institute on how nicotine works in the brain of mice. We’ll assume for the sake of argument that this parallels how it works in humans. In the ScienceDaily report we read: Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a pathway […]

Why do we forget that people smoke for a reason?

One of our constant themes on this site and in our writing is that people derive benefits from nicotine. There really is no other conceivable explanation for its popularity. In other words, some people‚Äôs lives are made better, and in some cases simply not miserable, by using nicotine. We promote tobacco harm reduction (THR) which […]