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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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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