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2014-02-10 23:04:05

The National Cancer Institute division of the NIH has recently awarded Chrono Therapeutics, a pioneer in digital drug products, a $2.23M grant to commercialize its lead product-SmartStop.™ Smartstop is the first “smart" transdermal nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) system that synchronizes the delivery of nicotine at the times of cravings to prevent cravings from occurring. Cambridge, Mass (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The National Cancer Institute division of the NIH has recently...

Success Of Quitting Smoking Hinges On Genetic Variations
2012-05-31 06:56:25

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Nature versus nurture has always been a highly debated question in the sciences. This discussion has been seen in a research project focused on smoking, where scientists determined that genetics can play a role in how patients respond to treatments. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine found that genes can show how smokers will respond to medication to quit the habit; they found that gene variations that make it difficult to stop...

2012-03-24 04:34:38

A major research trial to test the effectiveness of extra support for smokers calling an NHS quitline - on top of what is already offered by the service - has found the additional help does not improve success rates for quitting the habit. The pilot scheme offered smokers additional help in the form of free nicotine patches and extra telephone counseling from the English National Quitline. The Department of Health and UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS)-funded study led by The...

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....

Cheap Soviet-era Pill Could Help Smokers Quit
2011-09-29 11:50:55

A Soviet-era pill from Bulgaria, used for smoking-cessation, may be the cheapest and most effective method to help cigarette smokers quit their unhealthy habit, according to the first large study of the remedy. The tablets, called Tabex, have been shown to more than triple a smoker´s chances of quitting. The research could aid in the in the lead to a rush of Internet orders from smokers who are hooked on nicotine. Tabex uses the drug Cytisine, which is an extract from the laburnum...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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