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2013-04-01 12:26:43

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today has taken important steps to help more smokers quit by revising the required labeling of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) to eliminate language that could discourage effective use of these products. Specifically,...

2013-03-28 22:10:37

Varenicline reduces depressive mood, craving and reward value of cigarettes when smokers attempt to quit Smokers have a higher probability of quitting smoking and a better overall cessation experience when taking varenicline compared to bupropion and to placebo — unmedicated assisted smoking cessation —according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A team led by Paul Cinciripini, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of...

2013-03-28 13:35:37

Researchers from the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies say that despite the expansion in smoking cessation services in recent years, GPs are missing opportunities to offer this support to patients with mental health problems Although smoking prevalence has declined in the United Kingdom over recent decades, it has changed little among people with mental health disorders, remaining substantially higher than the national average. Yet a study published in the journal Addiction, presenting...

Genetic Markers For Smoking Predict Risk 032813
2013-03-28 11:19:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry, a team of international scientists has developed a genetic profile that indicates a greater risk for a teenager's progression into becoming a lifelong heavy smoker. People who share the genetic profile showed a greater risk of daily smoking as teenagers and then progressing more rapidly to smoking a pack a day or more as adults, the study said. High-risk individuals who were assessed in...

2013-03-19 14:01:44

Smoking is a known risk factor for back pain and disc disease. In a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers reviewed smoking cessation rates and related pain in 6,779 patients undergoing treatment for spinal disorders with severe axial (spine) or radicular (leg) pain. Information on each patient's age, gender, weight, smoking history, assessment of pain, treatment type and co-morbid depression also were assessed....

2013-03-13 14:08:33

Mass. General-led study finds that quitting cuts the risk of cardiovascular events in half, despite any weight gain An analysis of data from the Framingham Offspring Study — a long-term study that follows children of participants in the original Framingham Heart Study — may have answered a question that has troubled individuals considering stopping smoking: do the health effects of any weight gained after quitting outweigh the known cardiovascular benefits of smoking cessation?...

2013-03-12 08:28:31

SEATTLE, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults who've smoked daily for at least the past year who want to quit within the next 30 days are needed for a study of a quit-smoking iPhone app being conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington and 2Morrow Mobile. Led by Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D., a psychologist based in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch, the Smart Quit study will randomly assign participants to one of two...

2013-02-26 12:28:21

In the news release, Nicorette Plants 20 Ft. Tall Cigarette Butt In Chicago In Light Of Cook County Cigarette Tax Increase, issued 26-Feb-2013 by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that a superscript reference number made the date in the first paragraph, first sentence appear as March 11 versus March 1. The complete, corrected release follows: Nicorette Plants 20 Ft. Tall Cigarette Butt In Chicago In Light Of Cook County Cigarette Tax...

Quitting Smoking May Drive You To Drink
2013-02-14 09:54:00

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Killing an estimated 443,000 people each year in the US, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68 percent of all adult smokers in the United States want to quit smoking completely, and some 23.7 million adults tried to quit in 2010. The nicotine found in cigarettes, however, can be as addictive as heroin or cocaine....

2013-02-11 12:24:27

Smokers experience increased likelihood of bone healing complications following surgery LAS VEGAS, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot or ankle surgery. Imagine the inconvenience and potential loss of income. Then, imagine learning that the bone is not mending. In a study comparing the bone healing rates of smokers and non-smokers, the findings revealed that smokers took nearly 50 percent longer to heal after surgery than non-smokers and the...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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