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2010-05-21 14:04:42

In a study published May 20 in the journal Addiction, researchers have determined that treatment for smoking dependence is as effective among people with severe mental illnesses as it is for the general population. Importantly, they also found that offering such treatments does not appear to cause deterioration in mental health. This is good news: people with severe mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia have some of the worst physical health of any section of the population. They are...

2010-05-20 10:00:00

DENVER, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I will never smoke." "Thank you. I will quit smoking." These are just two of the many comments made by visitors to BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. One of the most powerful and visual displays in the exhibition prompts strong reactions from people with a personal connection to tobacco use. As a result, BODY WORLDS and the Museum have partnered with the American Lung Association and the...

2010-02-24 10:33:00

Partnership Will Support State Resources to Help Smokers BECOME AN EX(R) ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., announced today that New York is continuing to work with an innovative national effort to curb smoking by providing smokers with resources specifically designed to help those struggling with quitting. New York State has renewed its membership to the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC), a public health...

2010-01-21 13:46:00

Governor Rendell Proclaims January 24-30 as 'Determined To Quit' Week HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will provide free nicotine patches to help Pennsylvanians who are trying to quit tobacco starting Monday, Jan. 25. Kits will be offered -- while supplies last -- through the PA Free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The Nicotine Replacement Therapy, or NRT, kits were paid for by funding from a legal settlement with the tobacco industry. No taxpayer...

2010-01-07 19:02:04

Smokers who received gain-framed messaging from quitline specialists (i.e., stressing the benefits of quitting) had slightly better cessation outcomes than those who received standard-care messaging (i.e., potential losses from smoking and benefits of quitting), according to a new study published online January 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers also established that quitline specialists can be trained to provide gain-framed messaging with good fidelity. Benjamin...

2009-12-29 05:00:00

Health gurus say recommit each Monday until the habit is gone for good. NEW YORK, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 1st millions of Americans will resolve to quit smoking -- again. Yet many will resume their addiction by Groundhog's Day. Now authorities at Johns Hopkins and the American Cancer Society say it doesn't have to be that way. If a quitter falls off the wagon, the pros agree, just quit again the following Monday. And recommit to stay quit each Monday thereafter....

2009-12-03 14:50:50

Time spent in US and English preference are indicators of success Latino men who are more adapted to U.S. culture are more likely to quit smoking than their less-acculturated counterparts, according to research by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center published in the December issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, which has a special emphasis on tobacco. The researchers found that acculturation has no effect on the likelihood of Latinas quitting...

2009-11-18 10:10:00

Quit Resources, Tips Available at DeterminedtoQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health is offering support to help Pennsylvania smokers give up tobacco for good during the 34th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported cigarette smoking among adults increased for the first time in 15 years. Approximately 46 million adults still smoke and about two million are Pennsylvanians," said...

2009-11-12 12:11:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matthew L. Meyers: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The government's report today that adult smoking declines have stalled since 2004 is an urgent warning to elected officials that it is premature to declare victory over tobacco and much more must be done to continue...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Collaboration will help tobacco users nationwide access evidence-based tobacco cessation services American Cancer Society's Quitline® service to be combined with Free & Clear's commercially offered Quit for Life® Program Combination of services to provide a single best-in-class, telephone-based coaching and Web-based learning support service Alere®, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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