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Smoking genes predict risk – NZ study

John Kerr posted in on March 28th, 2013.

Your DNA may play a significant role in determining whether or not you end up a smoker – and how easy you find it to kick the habit. Many large studies have identified particular gene variants that are more common in smokers than other people, suggesting the they play a role in nicotine dependence. Now […]

NZ Herald: “Rollies’ more addictive, study shows

Peter Griffin posted in on January 13th, 2011.

Martin Johnston writes in the New Zealand Herald about research from Victoria University suggesting that roll-your-own cigarettes (rollies) might be more expensive than their ‘tailored’ counterparts. This could be due to rollies having a higher tar/nicotine ratio, with tar also containing a number of addictive elements. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Dr Lewis said […]

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