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2012-04-03 09:21:09

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled. Call volume rose from 14,437 calls for the period Monday, March 12 — Sunday, March 18, to 33,262 calls for the period Monday, March 19 — Sunday, March 25, and a record 34,413 calls for the period Monday, March 26 —...

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...

2012-01-26 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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'