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2014-01-14 12:27:41

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Smokers' Helpline--http://www.nobutts.org--just made it easier for health professionals to refer their patients who smoke to the Helpline for free, evidence-based, tobacco cessation services in multiple languages. Health professionals can now register online for the Helpline's new free, web-based referral service. Once approved, it's easy and convenient to refer patients who want to quit smoking with the Helpline's...

2014-01-08 17:16:13

Among cigarette smokers, combining the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in higher smoking abstinence rates for one outcome but not the other at three and six months; rates were similar at one year, according to a Mayo Clinic study published this month in JAMA. "We were interested in seeing if combining different medications together can improve the ability of patients to quit over and above single drug therapy," says lead...

2014-01-08 11:47:21

Among cigarette smokers, the combined use of the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in better rates of smoking abstinence at 12 weeks, but rates were similar after one year, according to a study in the January 8 issue of JAMA. Smoking accounts for 62 percent of deaths among female smokers and 60 percent of deaths among male smokers. Innovative pharmacotherapeutic approaches to tobacco-dependence treatment need investigation to...

2014-01-08 11:44:53

In recent years, the decline in smoking among individuals with mental illness was significantly less than among those without mental illness, although the rates of quitting smoking were greater among those receiving mental health treatment, according to a study in the January 8 issue of JAMA. "Despite significant progress made in reducing tobacco use within the general population, individuals with mental illness smoke at rates approximately twice that of adults without mental disorders and...

2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2014-01-07 12:27:07

On the Eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco, Smokers are Still Choosing Ineffective Tools and Risk Relapse After Just Eight Days WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new survey conducted for national public health nonprofit, Legacy®, 56 percent of adult smokers polled were preparing to quit as a New Year's Resolution in 2014 to improve their health. The findings come at a critical date when past research has shown...

2014-01-06 08:26:49

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and Walgreens Encourage Smokers to Use Social Media to Share Their Reasons for Quitting Smoking PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare and Walgreens have teamed up to launch Sponsorship to Quit, a free online quit-smoking program through Walgreens that smokers can personalize with customized tools and tips during their journey to quit. After completing an online consultation, a smoker can access...

2014-01-04 23:22:18

Hedgecock the Former Mayor of San Diego well known for being a conservative TV and radio host will learn former smoker and anti-smoking advocate Craig Nabat’s opinion about the banning or regulating of electronic cigarettes. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 On Friday, January 3, 2014, Nabat will appear at 11:15 a.m. on The Roger Hedgecock Show in San Diego on the UT-TV Network expressing his viewpoint about E-Cigarettes. A local electronic cigarette store owner will debate Nabat...

2013-12-31 23:25:55

To Celebrate Their 4th Year in Orange County, Goldlite Hypnosis Institute Is Offering 50 Percent Off on Virtual Band Hypnosis® Newport Beach CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 To celebrate their fourth year in Orange County and as a Thank You to their loyal clients, Goldlite Hypnosis Institute is offering 50 percent off on Virtual Band Hypnosis®. Offer valid through January 31, 2014. After over 16 years of serving clients in Florida, Goldlite Hypnosis Institute, the creator of Virtual...

2013-12-31 23:20:49

Ozarks Live!, an afternoon talk show, featured Quit Tea for quitting smoking on their “New Year, New You” segment, a lineup of healthy products for New Year's resolutions. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Last week Quit Tea was featured in a healthy New Year product lineup on Ozark Live! The segment “New Year, New You” highlighted products for losing weight, revitalizing the mind and body, and quitting smoking; all to help viewers keep New Year's resolutions, and...


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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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