Latest Quitline Stories

2009-05-26 08:02:05

Available evidence supports the use of online or other computer-based smoking cessation programs for helping adults quit smoking, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies appearing in the May 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

2009-05-20 16:31:00

New grants will serve communities in outstate Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved four regional grants dedicated to reducing tobacco's harm through coalition building, public education and policy advocacy.

2009-04-10 13:05:00

The American Cancer Society's national smoking quitline reported nearly 13 times more calls than usual after the federal tax on a pack of cigarettes went up almost threefold.

2009-04-03 14:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support the growing number of Pennsylvanians who are trying to quit smoking as a result of the recent increase in federal cigarette taxes, the Department of Health today reminded smokers to call Pennsylvania's toll-free Quitline or visit www.determinedtoquit.com. "The average smoker makes between five and eight quit attempts before being successful, but those who have support are more likely to succeed," said Secretary of Health Everette...

2009-03-02 08:25:00

ALBANY, N.Y., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Health today released a new round of ads urging healthcare providers to make quitting a priority with their patients who smoke.

2009-01-23 09:00:00

'Determined to Quit' Week to be observed Jan. 25 - 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan.

2009-01-19 10:49:17

Australia's leading scientific journal in the substance use area, the Drug and Alcohol Review - published by Wiley-Blackwell, has released a special issue on the use of new technologies in the treatment of drug problems.

2009-01-07 07:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Department of Health's Tobacco Free Florida campaign is lending a helping hand to the 28,000 Floridians who smoke to quit -- for good.

2008-12-30 08:45:00

Free, anonymous tool helps you quit via online and text messaging support DENVER, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year, everyone is vowing to make changes changes for a healthier, more rewarding life.

2008-12-30 11:59:13

Using the Stay Quit Monday concept, smokers can renew their commitment to quit smoking by trying to quit each week, U.S. researchers suggest. Stay Quit Monday is perfect for someone like President-elect Barack Obama, Sid Lerner, chairman of the Healthy Monday campaign, says in a statement.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.