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A chemist’s lucky 7 reasons not to smoke

Forget the gruesome imagery on packets of cigarettes in the UK, the health campaigns, the nanny state warnings. There are seven simple reasons not to smoke cigarettes from a chemist’s perspective, each one is present at harmful levels in cigarette …

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Slinn Pickings – latest chemistry updates

News catalyst Robert Slinn picks up on the latest happenings in the world of chemistry Antibodies could lead to MRSA vaccine – US scientists have developed antibodies against a protein belonging to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria. The researchers say …

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Slinn Pickings – more chem news from Robert

Renowned chemist Robert Slinn distils the latest from the world of chemistry ‘A stark warning:’ Smoking causes genetic damage within minutes after inhaling – In research described as "a stark warning" to those tempted to start smoking, scientists are reporting …

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Quit smoking avoid the munchies

Could a drug that blocks the brain’s cannabinoid (CB1) receptors help people stop smoking without gaining weight? According to a Cochrane Systematic Review, just 20 mg of CB1 antagonist rimonabant each day helps quitters and also helps them avoid the …

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