Nicotine News

  • Nicotine Rush Hinges on Sugar in Neurons

    Nicotine Rush Hinges on Sugar in Neurons

    July 1, 2007

    When nicotine binds to a neuron, how does the cell know to send the signal that announces a smoker’s high? As with other questions involving good sensations, the answer appears to be sugar. A USC study appearing with a… more>

    tags: biology, nicotine

  • Smokers Quit After Brain Region Damage

    Smokers Quit After Brain Region Damage

    January 25, 2007

    Smokers with a damaged insula – a region in the brain linked to emotion and feelings – quit smoking easily and immediately, according to a study in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Science. The study provides… more>

    tags: nicotine, smoking