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2012-02-08 13:08:29

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Coloradans who smoke are not thinking about quitting or getting ready to quit, and a quarter are uncomfortable approaching their doctors for help, report University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers in a recent article published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. These and other findings from the study may help identify new approaches to encourage GLBT smokers to quit. “Among most smoking populations, we almost always find 20 percent...

2012-01-26 09:34:15

Telephone counseling services (also known as quitlines) are an effective intervention for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers living in the U.S., and should be incorporated into current smoking cessation services, according to a study published January 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Quitlines have played an essential role in helping people quit smoking in the U.S. These services, however, had never been tested with Asian immigrants who may have limited...

2012-01-11 06:36:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you're trying to quit smoking you may want to try something else besides nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs). Specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Massachusetts Boston. "What this study shows is the need for the Food and Drug...

2012-01-09 17:35:48

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Massachusetts Boston. The study appears January 9, 2012 in an advance online edition of Tobacco Control and will appear in a later print issue....

2012-01-05 14:42:06

In this small clinical trial, 53 percent of participants who used varenicline (Chantix) for four weeks before trying to quit were still tobacco-free three months later versus 40 percent of those who took varenicline as usually prescribed, for just one week before quitting. -- Among women, 67 percent of those who received the extra varenicline before quitting were still smoke-free at follow-up. -- As predicted, the extra weeks of medication allowed participants to reduce their smoking...

2011-12-19 12:50:00

The Florida House Experience reflects and celebrates over 500 years of recovery supporting their addiction treatment program in Florida. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 As the year comes to a close, the staff at The Florida House Experience reflects and celebrates over 500 years of recovery supporting their addiction treatment program in Florida. The dedication and experience from the staff at Florida House continues to drive the facilityâs success rates as they...

2011-12-04 08:00:00

Insurance companies or employees such as WalMart charging more for smokers might have positive impact on smoker's choice to stop smoking. But how? Hypnosis is one of several tools Dr. Carol Francis recommends to help free smokers from their addiction to cigarettes following the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 No one wants to die from cancer. Yet, one of the leading causes of death from cancer, smoking, is well within people's...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.