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2014-02-12 23:27:08

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the fourteen new members of its Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation. APNA will support these psychiatric-mental health nurses in the implementation of promising smoking cessation initiatives as a part of the organization’s broader commitment to meeting the health needs of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 On the 50th...

2014-02-12 12:31:49

Don't Quit on Your Smoker Until They've Quit for Good. Spread the love: #loveyoursmoker WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Too often, people think of a smoker in their life as someone who simply can't kick a 'nasty habit'. That's dead wrong - smoking is an addiction that most smokers desperately want to overcome. But it takes an average of 11 quit attempts before they succeed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) At Legacy we believe...

2014-02-10 23:04:05

The National Cancer Institute division of the NIH has recently awarded Chrono Therapeutics, a pioneer in digital drug products, a $2.23M grant to commercialize its lead product-SmartStop.™ Smartstop is the first “smart" transdermal nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) system that synchronizes the delivery of nicotine at the times of cravings to prevent cravings from occurring. Cambridge, Mass (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The National Cancer Institute division of the NIH has recently...

2014-02-06 23:25:42

Hypnohero’s Patented New Software Technology Puts the Power to Create a Personalized Quit Smoking Program In the Palm of Your Hand. The Stop Smoking Topic is the #1 Download Generating Ten Thousand Downloads Per Month. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 MindCures, LLC is pleased to announce that the HypnoHero app launched on July 8th 2013, has reached top ten ranking according to App Annie in eight countries. Turks and Caicos #1 Philippines #1 Botswana #2 Brunei #3 Zimbabwe #3 Egypt...

2014-01-22 23:27:55

"PermaQuit Stop Smoking Method" designed by Paul Peyton is the latest program that teaches people how to quit smoking quickly. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if "PermaQuit Stop Smoking Method" is a good product. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 PermaQuit Stop Smoking Method is the latest program to make quitting easy and painless, no matter how addicted people are. In addition, the program also reveals to people the effects of smoking on their...

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...


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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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