Latest Tobacco cessation Stories

2011-06-17 12:50:34

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday that Pfizer's drug to help smokers quit can lead to a small increase in heart problems in those who have cardiovascular disease. The FDA is changing the Chantix label to identify the increased heart risk after reviewing the results of a clinical trial. An independent randomized trial of 700 smokers with cardiovascular disease who were treated with Chantix or a placebo showed that the drug was effective in helping patients quit smoking...

2011-06-10 05:31:00

A team of scientists led by Yale School of Medicine has discovered a brain mechanism that explains how nicotine suppresses appetite "“ findings that could someday help develop medications to help people quit smoking without gaining weight.  While previous research shows the average weight gain after quitting smoking is less than 10 pounds, fear of gaining weight can discourage some people from kicking the habit. The current study revealed that a specific subclass of brain...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. made three presentations at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe (RDD Europe 2011) meeting in Berlin this week elucidating the tunability, versatility and universality of the Company's porous particle-based metered dose inhaler (MDI) development approach. The data provides details of Pearl's products and novel cosuspension platform, which facilitates forming stable MDI suspensions containing respiratory drugs as...

2011-03-17 20:12:55

Researchers working in a research project within the Academy of Finland's Research Programme on Substance Use and Addictions have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy. The new drug slows down the metabolism of nicotine, which would help smokers to cut down their smoking. Nicotine is absorbed rapidly through the lining of the mouth but most readily through the lungs, from where it quickly passes through the body and into the brain. Once the nicotine...

2011-03-13 08:46:53

Vanderbilt researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality for prevention and treatment. Participants saw a significant decrease in their cravings and daily use after just a few sessions of running on the treadmill, according to a Vanderbilt study published today in the journal PLoS ONE. It is the first study to demonstrate that exercise can reduce cannabis use in...

2011-01-05 10:06:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although smoking is an expensive habit, let's face it, nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to help you quit smoking can seem like expensive purchases as well. The reluctance to spend money on NRT leads many smokers to try to do it "cold turkey" - the most popular method for quitting smoking, but also one that frequently leads to relapse. The use of store brand over-the-counter aids or medication to quit smoking can triple your chances of...

2010-12-13 13:59:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical trial patient recruitment and retention organization MMG recently received a 2010 National Institute of Health Merit Award from National Cancer Institute director Harold Varmus for its work in support of the Smokefree Women campaign. The award recognizes the Smokefree Women team for its application of research, creativity and dedication to making the Smokefree Women campaign a success. Specifically, the merit award recognizes MMG's...

2010-12-07 15:51:39

Among smokers with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), integrating smoking cessation treatment with mental health care for PTSD resulted in higher rates of prolonged smoking abstinence, compared to referral for assistance with quitting smoking, according to a study in the December 8 issue of JAMA. Nicotine dependence is more common among individuals with mental illness. "Posttraumatic stress disorder, a prevalent mental disorder, is highly associated with smoking (45...

2010-11-30 07:30:00

Another diet drug is set to face government scrutiny next week, just weeks after two rival diet drugs failed to convince US regulators that minor weight loss associated with their drugs made up for major health risks. Orexigen Therapeutics, partnered with Takeda Pharmaceuticals, is hoping that its new experimental weight-loss drug Contrave will meet final approval to tap into the potentially huge US market, where more than 60 percent of Americans are overweight. Washington Analysis Corp's...

2010-11-18 11:38:00

Join the "Women Who Quit" campaign and quit smoking for the Great American Smokeout Nov. 18 BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you ready to quit smoking and willing to share the good, bad, and ugly about your experience? If so, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) wants to feature you on their Smokefree Women Web site (Women.Smokefree.gov) as part of the "Women Who Quit" campaign. The "Women Who Quit" campaign was developed by the creators of the...

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