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2008-12-22 11:48:00

Smoking Gurus Say 'Commit to Quit - One Week at a Time' NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While millions of Americans will resolve to quit smoking January 1st, many will be puffing away again by Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be that way. With the Stay Quit Monday idea, smokers can strengthen their commitment by quitting each and every week, increasing their chances of making this the year they quit for good. "We know there's a high relapse rate for first-time quitters and...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This New Year's, Tobacco Free Florida is urging Floridians to quit smoking and make the most important and impactful health decision of their lives. By offering free counseling and nicotine replacement therapies through the Florida Quitline, it is easier for Floridians to resolve to quit smoking. And, if saving money is one of your resolutions, pack-a-day smokers will avoid spending approximately $1,500 a year. (Logo:...

2008-08-29 15:00:52

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (ITPC) recently awarded Clarian Tobacco Control Center (CTCC), a part of the Clarian Health network, a grant to implement new tobacco cessation guidelines, set by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), throughout its statewide network. The grant follows the release of the PHS 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline Update: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The Guideline aims to provide clinicians and health care...

2008-06-18 00:00:02

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York smokers have been sent outside in all kinds of weather, coughed at in disdain, and now they are burdened with the most expensive cigarette taxes in the nation. Now, to add cost to injury, the state is declaring its highest-in-the-nation cigarette tax a success. The number of calls to the state's Smoker's Quitline quadrupled to nearly 10,000 calls during the week of June 2, when the full $2.75-a-pack tax kicked in, New York Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines...

2008-06-16 18:00:39

A summit hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California brought together addiction experts, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control as well as leaders from business and state government to address the continuing epidemic of smoking addiction in California. Moderated by Dr. Nancy Snyderman, participants examined why, after 30 years of widespread efforts to end tobacco use, 4 million Californians still smoke. Each year, tobacco use claims the lives of more than 40,000 Californians....

2005-10-28 03:25:37

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Three months after the death of anchor Peter Jennings, ABC is taking up the fight against smoking and lung cancer in a monthlong series of reports on ABC's "World News Tonight" and elsewhere that will begin on Tuesday. Jennings' death at age 67 from lung cancer isn't the only reason why his colleagues at "World News Tonight" have launched "Quit to Live: Fighting Lung Cancer." In the months since Jennings' surprising disclosure that he...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.