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2012-01-05 23:01:00

Social Stigma around Smoking may be Causing Smokers not to Disclose Smoking Status to Health Care Providers WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New results from a national survey show that one-in-ten smokers (13%) in the United States did not disclose their smoking status to their health care providers (HCP), who are among the most important resources that a smoker could have in quitting successfully. Furthermore, social stigma around smoking may contribute to why smokers...

2011-12-15 09:00:00

A New Year, A New You: 'Tis the Season to Resolve to Quit in 2012 Free Online Quit Plan Helps People Who Have Smoked for Decades to Finally Quit WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45 million Americans smoke and two out of three - nearly 69 percent - want to quit. More than 52 percent tried last year. For some smokers, the New Year brings an opportunity to resolve to quit, for others like Tommy Piver, it marks an important anniversary of starting a new...

2011-12-14 15:08:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Tobacco Free Florida re-launched its website, www.tobaccofreeflorida.com, in time for the New Year, when many Floridians resolve to quit tobacco. The new, user-friendly website provides substantiated information to encourage tobacco users to quit and offers the tips and tools needed to quit successfully. Seven out of 10 adult smokers report that they want to quit completely.(1)( )While many people have quit, more...

2011-12-14 09:00:00

Statement by Legacy® on Youth Tobacco Consumption Rates WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data announced today by the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study shows that rates fell significantly from 12.8% in 2010 to 11.7% this year. The data shows that smoking rates for students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades all declined - with the decline among 10th graders statistically significant. Today's findings are welcome news and...

2011-12-13 17:06:00

Statement by Legacy Applauds Joint Motion to Make Important Documents More Accessible to the Public WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the remedy phase of the largest civil racketeering case in the nation's history, the U.S. Department of Justice, Altria Group, Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds today filed a proposed consent order with a federal district court designed to make once secret tobacco documents more accessible to the public. If the order...

Life After Cigarettes
2011-12-13 12:09:23

Compared with those who continue to smoke, quitters are both happier and more satisfied with their health Life without cigarettes is not all doom and gloom. In fact, successful quitters are more satisfied with their lives and feel healthier, both one year and three years afterwards, than those who continue to smoke. That's according to new research by Dr. Megan Piper, from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the US, and her team. Their work, which looks at...

2011-11-29 14:52:00

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking causes more preventable deaths (from lung cancer, heart and lung disease, other cancers, and chronic illness) than any other single behavioral factor--an estimated 443,000 deaths each year. It is projected that more than 23,000 African-Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011, with most of these cases caused by smoking. (Logo: <font size="2"...

Counseling Therapy Greatly Improves Rates of Smoking Cessation
2011-11-29 11:43:55

Two studies released this week in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine offer hope for smokers who may have given up on quitting the habit, writes Jeannine Stein for the Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog. The first study utilized a practice quit-attempt program paired with nicotine therapy for smokers who weren´t motivated to quit. A total of 849 people were used in this study by researchers in a randomized trial in a six-week practice quit-attempt program or a program that...

2011-11-17 12:17:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DC Tobacco Free Coalition (DCTFC) and partners are marking the 36th Great American Smokeout today by calling on Mayor Vincent Gray and the City Council to protect the health of District residents by restoring local funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. "Despite major advances in the past few years in the effort to ensure smoke-free workplaces and to discourage smoking through higher tobacco taxes, we've seen...

2011-11-17 08:35:00

Take Charge of Addiction by Making a Plan to Quit WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Great American Smokeout serves as another important reminder about the deadly addiction of tobacco that impacts the 45 million Americans who smoke. In 2010, approximately 69 percent of smokers said they wanted to quit, but only about six percent of smokers were successful long-term. EX® offers a free way to seek help and...