tobacco addiction

Virtual Reality Cue Refusal Video Game for Alcohol and Cigarette Recovery Support: Summative Study

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Metcalf M, Rossie K, Stokes K, Tallman C, Tanner B Virtual Reality Cue Refusal Video Game for Alcohol and Cigarette Recovery Support: Summative Study JMIR Serious Games 2018;6(2):e7 DOI: 10.2196/games.9231
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A study implementing the use of virtual reality to explore addition and recovery has been published by a team of researchers connected to Clinical Tools, Inc. Clinical Tools is based in the USA with work combining medicine, science, and technology to deliver online education and improve patient care. 

Tobacco Use Decreases Visual Sensitivity in Schizophrenia

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Fernandes TMP, Andrade MJO, Santana JB, Nogueira RMTBL and Santos NA (2018) Tobacco Use Decreases Visual Sensitivity in Schizophrenia. Front. Psychol. 9:288. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00288
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Smoking prevalence in patients who are diagnosed with schizophrenia (SCZ) is higher than in the general population. Chronic tobacco use in SCZ patients may reduce the side effects of antipsychotic drugs, thus serving as a self-medication for such side effects.