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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....

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...

2011-02-02 12:41:59

Nicotine gum or patches can help smokers light up less, says a new study from Hong Kong. According to researchers, any reduction is good, because it means a lower dependence on nicotine, which will ultimately lead to an easier time quitting entirely, Reuters Health reports. More than one thousand people participated in the study, none of whom had any immediate plans to quit smoking. Nicotine replacements -- with and without extra counseling -- led to a greater reduction in the amount of...

2011-01-05 10:06:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although smoking is an expensive habit, let's face it, nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to help you quit smoking can seem like expensive purchases as well. The reluctance to spend money on NRT leads many smokers to try to do it "cold turkey" - the most popular method for quitting smoking, but also one that frequently leads to relapse. The use of store brand over-the-counter aids or medication to quit smoking can triple your chances of...

2010-10-28 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare strongly supports the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific workshop this week that focused on the risks and benefits associated with the long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products. GSK views this workshop as a first step in supporting language in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which called upon FDA to "consider approving the extended use of nicotine...

2010-07-06 09:23:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- There are more than 374,000 smokers in the state of Kansas and every year almost 3,800 of them die from a smoking-related illness.(1) As of July 1, they now have an added incentive to quit with the Kansas smoke free law that took effect in all restaurants, bars and workplaces as a result of the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act.(2) Research shows that policy changes, like the new statewide smoking ban, may prompt smokers to take an interest in...

2010-02-28 09:02:45

A novel technology for delivering nicotine to the lungs may soon give smokers a new way to kick the habit. When compared to the nicotine vapor delivery system used in the Nicotrol/Nicorette inhaler, the new technology proved more effective at delivering nicotine to the blood stream. As a result, it provides immediate relief of withdrawal symptoms, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers. Users also reported the new nicotine delivery method was more tolerable than the current...

2009-07-08 15:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to market its over-the-counter Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg and 4 mg strengths in the coated fruit and cinnamon flavors. Nicotine Polacrilex Gum coated fruit and cinnamon flavors are the generic...

2009-01-15 07:00:00

Retailer Provides Motivation with a Value-Filled Option for Customers to Become Smoke-Free in 2009 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help motivated consumers quit smoking and to further its Operation Main Street efforts to save customers money on prescription medications, Walmart today announced that it has expanded its affordable pharmacy program to include a smoking cessation prescription starter pack for $9, the lowest price on the market.* The $9 starter pack of...

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