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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...

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...

2011-11-15 20:29:49

Large, population specific community-based screening may increase awareness of the dangers of smoking and reduce at-risk behaviors, according to a new study in the November 2011 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. While the World Health Organizations estimates that 60 to 80% of head and neck cancers could be curbed by changing at-risk behaviors, such as tobacco use, our national programs to date have had little impact reducing these mortalities. To change this statistic and...

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