Lunch hour lectures repository Spring 2010
- Beating cigarette addiction – the latest evidence
- Interpreting opera through economic theory
- Deconstruction today
- See no evil...: The (Im)morality of denying genocide
- Genetic testing for heart disease risk: fact or fiction?
- What would an alien look like?
- Wet dreams: making urban water systems sustainable
- Jeremy Bentham and UCL: Corpse and corpus
- Venomous Women: Poison murderesses in nineteenth-century Germany
- Smartcities + eco-warriors
- Energy and climate; clearing the fog
- Love, death and the pursuit of happiness: How evolution invented Hollywood
- The end of Roman Britain: what ended, when and why?
- Do books have a future?
- Sex, drugs, and rock and roll: Who is doing what in England?
- The social brain
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Beating cigarette addiction – the latest evidence
27 November 2009
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health)
One fifth of adults in Britain still smoke, and half of those who do not stop will be killed by their cigarettes a typical 20 years before their time. Cigarettes deliver nicotine to the brain faster than an intravenous injection, changing the brain so that it craves cigarettes, and of the four million British smokers who try to stop this year, fewer than 5 per cent of them will succeed. Fortunately research has found ways of boosting the chances of success by some 300 per cent. This lecture will present the latest evidence on the best ways of beating cigarette addiction.
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