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2012-06-18 05:42:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Smoking quitlines have been heralded as an effective and inexpensive way to curb smoking addiction.  Now, a new study reveals that they could potentially intervene in alcohol addiction as well. There have been numerous studies showing the link between drinking and smoking behaviors, but few smoking quitlines actually screen and counsel callers about alcohol abuse. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the drinking patterns of callers to the...

Graphic Warning Labels On Cigarettes Help Smokers Recall Dangers Of Smoking
2012-06-15 12:20:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging can improve smokers' recall of the health risks associated with smoking, according to a study by the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn. The findings on the study of 200 smokers, presented in the online edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that 83 percent were able to remember the health warning if it was accompanied by a graphic image, and only 50 percent remembered text-only...

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2012-06-13 08:16:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com A lighter sparks a cigarette. A plume of smoke is released into the air from the flame, creating a gray ring around the smoker. This gray ring is not beneficial to the body, as smoking is known to be an established risk factor with premature death. A new report by researchers from the German Cancer Institute in Heidelberg shows Germany delves into the connection found between smoking and death; they found that ex-smokers who stopped smoking lived longer than...

Quit Smoking With Help From Fruits And Vegetables
2012-06-07 06:03:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” New research by public health researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB) reports that eating more fruits and vegetables could help people quit smoking and remain tobacco-free for a longer period of time. The findings, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, are the first in a longitudinal study to look at the effects of eating fruits and vegetables have on those who are participating in...

2012-06-06 05:34:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Around 23% of women enter pregnancy as smokers, and more than half continue to smoke during pregnancy despite the health risks to the baby, excess healthcare costs at delivery and in the future.  Now, a new study shows tobacco control policies can curb this habit in pregnant smokers in addition to preventing a return to smoking within four months, on average, after delivery. “This is one of the first studies of pregnant women´s smoking in the new...

2012-06-05 09:52:16

Impact of state spending on tobacco control not as clear, scientists report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine It's estimated that almost 23% of women enter pregnancy as smokers and more than half continue to smoke during pregnancy, leading to excess healthcare costs at delivery and beyond. In one of the first studies to assess smoking bans and taxes on cigarettes, along with the level of tobacco control spending, researchers have found that state tobacco control policies can...

2012-06-04 04:23:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and smoking is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead. Smoking has been known to have negative effects during pregnancy such as asthma and decline in lung function. According to new research, smoking during pregnancy can also lead to defects within the alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen...

2012-06-02 23:00:21

Quit smoking easily with an e cigarette from http://electroniccigarettehub.org even if your genes say no. (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Quitting smoking became much easier after http://electroniccigarettehub.org decided to start giving away free electronic cigarette trial kits. Jenny Jenkins from Ecig Hub said: “Kicking the smoking habit may be a matter of genetics but even if you are unable to quit smoking with traditional methods like nicotine replacement therapy or drugs, you can smoke...

2012-06-01 08:49:21

NIH-funded research shows genetics can predict success of smoking cessation and need for medications Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success, according to research published in today's American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers say the study moves health care providers a step closer to one day providing more individualized treatment plans to help patients quit smoking. The study was...

Success Of Quitting Smoking Hinges On Genetic Variations
2012-05-31 06:56:25

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Nature versus nurture has always been a highly debated question in the sciences. This discussion has been seen in a research project focused on smoking, where scientists determined that genetics can play a role in how patients respond to treatments. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine found that genes can show how smokers will respond to medication to quit the habit; they found that gene variations that make it difficult to stop...


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