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2012-11-14 12:26:13

New Legacy and Seventeen Magazine Survey Reveals Surprising Results WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one-in-ten teen girls in the United States are current smokers, but a majority of them want to quit, according to a new survey conducted by Legacy and Seventeen magazine. Researchers from Legacy - best known for the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign - surveyed teen girls on their behavior, attitudes and opinions about quitting smoking and found that...

2012-11-14 13:03:01

Support for quitting smoking via text and video messages can help smokers kick the habit according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors of the review found that people were more likely to stay away from cigarettes over a six month period if they received motivational messages and advice to their mobile phones. Text messages are already used by health services to send appointment reminders and to encourage people to stick to treatment programs. Mobile phones may offer a low cost...

2012-11-13 12:29:27

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 70% of the 46.6 million smokers in the U.S. would like to quit the habit, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thousands will try to quit on November 15, the 37th annual Great American Smokeout and even more will commit on their birthday or New Year's. But chances are they'll be puffing away in just a few weeks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/DC10565 ) The average quit...

2012-10-30 11:26:40

Offers Top 10 Tips to Help Smokers Quit SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, principal investigator for the California Smokers' Helpline (http://www.nobutts.org) today commemorated the Helpline's 20th anniversary. In 1992, the Helpline, also known as 1-800-N0-BUTTS, became the first in the nation to offer free, telephone-based services for tobacco users wanting to quit. The Helpline has served as a model for similar services that are now available in all...

2012-10-22 10:30:11

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential new approach to preventing smoking relapse, which occurs frequently in smokers who attempt to quit, despite current treatments. "We have developed a protein peptide that may be a new type of highly targeted treatment to prevent smoking relapse," says Dr. Fang Liu, Senior Scientist in CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the...

Chronic Disease Management Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit
2012-10-18 13:47:29

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smoking rates among several target age groups have been in decline in the US. A new study of existing smokers focuses on their attempts at quitting and shows why there is a high likelihood those attempts will have been unsuccessful. Though there are several options available to smokers for cessation and ultimately for quitting outright, most smokers become frustrated and give up on quitting. Nancy Rigotti, MD, director of the...

2012-10-16 04:01:17

Hypnotherapy improves overall mental health and is not just for smoking cessation and weight loss. Milton, GA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 MMI Press announced today that local hypnotist, Stephanie C. Conkle. C.Ht., of Clear Life Results Hypnotherapy, is offering free stress relief group sessions in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), on a first come first serve basis, to promote mental health awareness. She will also teach self-hypnosis after the sessions to those participants who...

Quitters Show Higher Survival Rate From Lung Cancer Than Smokers
2012-10-12 11:11:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered that, for young people diagnosed with advanced stage of lung cancer, quitting a year or more before the diagnosis would allow them to live longer than those patients who continued the habit. For the study, the researchers were interested in finding out survival rates among individuals who were diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) but who had also been either current smokers, former...

2012-10-10 07:28:27

ALLEGAN, Mich., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) to market over-the-counter nicotine polacrilex mini lozenge USP, 2 mg (mint flavor) and 4 mg (mint flavor). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/DE62255LOGO ) This ANDA approval represents the first approval for mini lozenge products that will be...

2012-10-09 07:27:32

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a neuroscience-focused company, today announced that Forfivo(TM) XL (bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) is now available nationwide for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Forfivo XL is the only extended-release bupropion HCl product to offer a once-daily, 450mg dose in a single tablet. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121009/NY88522 ) "Until now, most patients in the U.S....


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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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