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2014-06-02 12:25:58

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Youth exposure to television ads for electronic cigarettes increased by 256 percent from 2011 to 2013, exposing 24 million U.S. kids to these ads, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers predicted that "if current trends in e-cigarette television...

2014-05-31 23:08:00

Church affirms World Health Organization's 2014 emphasis of raising tobacco taxes. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Adventist News Network The Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of many groups joining the World Health Organization to mark May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. The Adventist Church is supporting this year’s theme, “Raising Tobacco Taxes”, which is a core policy recommendation of the Church’s 1996 statement on tobacco. A statement from the World Health...

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco epidemic results in six million deaths annually across the globe, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers who die from breathing in the toxic second-hand smoke of cigarette users. Unless we act...

2014-05-29 23:14:54

The Substance Abuse Help Group Commends Former Bon Jovi Guitarist For His Efforts Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 As reported by The Associated Press in the article Bon Jovi Guitarist to Play at Anti-Drug Forum, (5/27) Richie Sambora will be debuting a song called “Lighthouse” at an anti-drug forum. The song is aimed at fighting off heroin and prescription pill abuse, two epidemics that have currently hit New Jersey and other states along the east coast. Sambora, who has never...

2014-05-29 23:13:55

This conference will focus on providing education and resources for mental health professionals who work with families and individuals facing chemical dependency and process addictions. Attendees will have an opportunity to earn 18 CEUs while learning from esteemed experts in the field of addiction. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Lifestyle Intervention Conference has announced its lineup of keynote presenters for their 4th annual event this October 6-8, 2014. LIC 2014 will return...

2014-05-28 23:11:03

There are no easy solutions to recovery from substance abuse, and a life of sobriety is a daily choice, not merely a new condition resulting from recovery. Fortunately, Insight to Recovery has developed means to help people from all areas of the United States to realize just how good life without the anchor of substance abuse can be. Boynton Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 For many people, finding a way to balance a new life in sobriety against the needs of recovery can be a difficult...

2014-05-28 23:04:02

Addiction Solutions is not a single program or a single rehab center; they are a group of recovery specialists that have unique relationships with detox and rehab centers across the country. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Addiction Solutions has announced their plans to get the word out to more individuals with a substance abuse problem across the USA. Beginning with a new website, they have stated they are seeking to help patients become aware that there is a place that can really help...

2014-05-28 08:31:53

~ New Resources from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute Guide Parents to Get Help for a Child's Addiction, Continue Care into Long-Term Recovery ~ NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), today launched new resources that help guide families when they are selecting an adolescent substance abuse treatment program and then continuing care into long-term...

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2014-05-28 06:40:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are a smoker, you know that watching someone else light up can give you the urge to smoke as well. Smoking seems to be as much a psychological and social addiction as it is a physical one. How do electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) fit into this pattern? In the first study to investigate the behavioral effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in a controlled setting, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago has found...

2014-05-27 23:12:27

A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is focusing on the importance of a strong support system during recovery in its new blog post. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is...

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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