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Teenagers Smoke More When They Are Lighting Up Menthol Cigarettes
2014-06-20 14:08:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Canadian-based study from the University of Waterloo found that teens who smoke menthol cigarettes smoke more of them per day than teens who prefer regular cigarettes. Published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, the study is the first to connect menthols to greater degrees of nicotine use in Canadian teens. “The appeal of menthol cigarettes among youth stems from the perception that they are less harmful than regular...

2014-06-19 23:01:54

Harbor Village takes a look at Tim McGraw's history of drug abuse in his latest interview with Men's Health. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 As reported by Inquisitr, award-winning country sensation Tim McGraw opens up about his past struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. The country pop star admits to having “partied too hard” and engaged in risky behavior while on the road. However, Tim adds that his wife and family played a big role in helping him come to his sense as the prospect of...

2014-06-17 12:39:17

Duke University Medical Center Combining two smoking cessation therapies is more effective than using just one for male and highly nicotine-dependent smokers who weren't initially helped by the nicotine patch, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published online June 17, 2014, in the American Journal of Psychiatry, also support using an adaptive treatment model to determine which smokers are likely to succeed in quitting with nicotine replacement alone before...

2014-06-17 10:21:59

BMJ-British Medical Journal Widespread use underlines need for evaluation of health impact and role in quitting and/or nicotine addiction, say researchers E-cigarettes are mostly used by current smokers or would-be quitters, reveals an analysis of their uptake across 27 European countries, published online in Tobacco Control. But their widespread use among more than 29 million people underlines the need to evaluate the potential long term impact of e-cigarettes on health and their...

2014-06-17 08:25:33

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you can't stop yourself from yet one more costly trip to the mall, if you can't resist the urge to splurge, no matter wherever and whenever it strikes, hope is finally here. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118630 A just-published study by Dr. April Benson and colleagues indicates that a new form of psychological treatment can significantly decrease the severity and the frequency of compulsive buying behavior. Following...

2014-06-16 23:08:33

Manufacturer and marketer of the new Freedom Quit Smoking System commend Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million dollar antismoking investment to globally persevere life and offers the duo a $50,000 smoking cessation product donation to help rid the world of nicotine addiction. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Freedom Laser Therapy founder Craig Nabat, inventor of the new Freedom Quit Smoking System-America's nicotine-free and natural way to quit smoking is driven to...

2014-06-16 23:01:27

Harbor Village comments on a new report that indicates increased rates of drug abuse among the senior population. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 As reported by Gantdaily.com (6/13), the number of seniors abusing drugs and alcohol in the state of Florida is on the rise. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) 4 out of 5 adults who are treated for drug abuse also have a high alcohol dependency. In effect, alcohol abuse rates in nursing homes are as...

2014-06-14 23:03:15

Together with Willingway, Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Department is pleased to offer the 21st Annual Addiction Update Conference, June 26-27, 2014 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, Georgia (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 The 21st Annual Addiction Update Conference is a two-day program that will focus on the current treatment methods, designer drug update, adolescent treatment perspectives, cross cultural...

2014-06-14 23:01:43

DMG Productions explores advancements in outdoor adventure therapy. St. George, UT (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 STAR Guides announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year 2014, via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. STAR Guides is a specialized wilderness treatment program for sexual behavior issues. The first of its kind nationally, STAR Guides offers wilderness therapy that is uniquely designed for adolescents...

2014-06-13 23:02:04

According to reports, during summer months there is an increase in drug and alcohol use; especially with teens. To help combat this, Narconon Freedom Center is issuing new tips to keep kids drug free during summer. Albion, Michigan (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Summer can be the best time of year for teens. Whether it’s taking some time off between the busy years of high school or the last stretch of time spent at home before heading off to college, young people can have some of the best times...


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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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