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Researchers Hope 'Virtual Reality' Can Curb Addiction Relapses
A new program aims to help addicts by using virtual reality to train them to avoid relapsing. Researchers at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work have developed a virtual reality simulation designed to help people fighting addiction resist temptation and cravings. Patrick
Washington's Whiplash Week
The Note 6/13/14 The Note: Washington’s Whiplash Week By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe) NOTABLES THE RACE IS ON: The fight for House majority leader may not be as ferocious as once thought, with Kevin McCarthy knocking out opponents long before the balloting begins, ABC’S JEFF ZELENY...
Obama 'Tobacco Free' but Still Chews Nicotine Gum , Doctor Says
President Obama “remains tobacco free” but still maintains “occasional use” of nicotine gum, according to an official summary of his periodic physical exam conducted in May. Physician to the president Dr. Ronny L. Jackson says Obama’s overall health is “excellent” and that “all clinical data...
Is Iran On Obama's Diplomatic Dance Card?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TO MEET OR NOT TO MEET: Just after 10 a.m. ET this morning, President Obama will deliver a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that will attempt to reframe the U.S. approach to “Arab Spring” after a tumultuous year...
Obama: 'I Haven't Had A Cigarette In Probably Six Years'
After his afternoon roundtable discussion on civil society, President Obama was caught by an open mic speaking with an attendee about his progress kicking his addiction to smoking. “I hope you quit smoking,” Obama is heard telling Maina Kiai, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on...
E-Cigarette Sales to Hit $1 Billion
E-cigarettes—a relative novelty three years ago--are about to hit $1 billion in sales, according to Wells Fargo securities analysts. While that's only 1 percent of sales of traditional cigarettes, the number of consumers who say they've tried e-smokes is growing fast. The sale of e-cigarettes
The Presidential Gum Chew
This was no subtle chew, or light mastication. It was full-on chomping. Watching the Inaugural Parade from the presidential reviewing stand Monday, President Obama worked on what appeared to be a wad of chewing gum. Caught by cameras for all to see, Obama furiously chewed...
No Proof Electronic Cigarettes Combat Addiction, Report Says
Italy's Health Ministry Warns That the Electronic Cigarettes Should Not Be Used By Young People
Do Nicotine Patches and Gum Work?
Dr. Richard Besser examines the effectiveness of methods for quitting smoking.