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2014-04-16 23:08:48

beBetter Health Announces Above-Average Quit Rates Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 beBetter Health and The West Virginia Tobacco QuitLine announce key findings from their latest evaluation report, which demonstrates that the state’s QuitLine yields above-average quit success and continues to improve the health of the State’s residents. The West Virginia Tobacco QuitLine Annual Report of six and twelve month follow-ups (enrollees from 01/01/2012 thru 12/31/2012) shows an overall...

2014-04-16 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Chicago has set an example for other cities and the nation as a whole by reducing its high smoking rate to a record low of just 10.7 percent in 2013, representing a decline of over 20 percent since 2011 and nearly 60 percent since 2001. Chicago's high school smoking rate is well below the national rate,...

2014-04-10 09:43:13

-Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders. -Postural instability is also common among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals. -New findings indicate that chronic cigarette use continues to impact the brain systems regulating postural stability even during abstinence from alcohol. Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders, and roughly 60 to 90 percent of alcohol dependent (AD) individuals seeking treatment are chronic...

2014-04-09 16:42:40

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings from a new report, Tobacco health warnings in China – Evidence of effectiveness and implications for action, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), released today. “This new report...

2014-04-08 12:32:36

Miami e-cigarette small business is the first to back potential rule. MIAMI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SoundVape, a luxury e-cigarette brand based in Miami, announced today that it will advocate for the regulation of e-cigarette products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/MN00099) The announcement comes less than a week after FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced that the FDA is pushing hard to release a...

2014-04-07 23:27:16

Achieve Quit Smoking offers a great smoking cessation product, not developed by a big pharmaceutical company. Unlike nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) which focuses on the physical addiction to nicotine, Achieve Quit Smoking's product relieves the "hand to mouth" psychological addiction most smokers find difficult to give up. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Now smokers can finally quit smoking, the way they started, holding a cigarette. Here is the brand that...

2014-04-07 23:04:03

Smoking-Cessation Program Now Live, Seeks Participants Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Blink UX, a research and design firm specializing in the user experience of digital products, is proud to announce its involvement in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s unique smoking cessation program, WebQuit. Blink was selected by Fred Hutchinson’s Dr. Jonathan Bricker and team to provide user research and design expertise for the newly-redesigned website. The result is a more...

2014-04-07 16:06:35

The visibility of smoking in city streets has for the first time anywhere been mapped, in new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. The research found that up to 116 smokers outside bars/cafés could be seen from any one location in the outdoor public areas of downtown Wellington (e.g. on a footpath). Of 2600 people observed in the outdoor areas of bars and cafés, 16% were smoking, with a higher proportion than this in evenings. Data from observations across...

2014-04-07 13:09:22

Web ads, direct mail coupons, and in-store displays reach 1 in 10 teens and 1 in 4 young adults More than 15 years ago, many states and tobacco manufacturers established restrictions to prevent youth exposure to the marketing of nicotine products. This follows regulations imposed 50 years ago that banned cigarette ads from TV. Despite these continued efforts, a new study by Dartmouth researchers reveals that not only are young people exposed to tobacco marketing, they are influenced by it....

2014-04-07 12:36:01

Introducing The E-Cig Stop Smoking System: the first fun and easy stop smoking program that ends nicotine addiction and doesn't require willpower LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E-Cig Stop Smoking System (http://ecigstopsmokingsystem.com) is the fun and easy stop smoking program using electronic cigarettes that then helps you put down the vaporizer, too. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140407/PH99572 Experts say that electronic cigarettes are better for...