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2010-02-24 10:33:00

Partnership Will Support State Resources to Help Smokers BECOME AN EX(R) ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., announced today that New York is continuing to work with an innovative national effort to curb smoking by providing smokers with resources specifically designed to help those struggling with quitting. New York State has renewed its membership to the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC), a public health...

2010-02-24 07:30:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and a staggering six million people worldwide will lose their lives to tobacco next year. Today, Legacy(SM) and the Ad Council have partnered to help smokers "re-learn" life without cigarettes with EX®, a national quit smoking campaign sponsored by the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC), in order to help the 43 million Americans who smoke to...

2010-02-17 09:54:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare, marketer of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, including Nicorette®, NicoDerm® CQ® and Commit®, applauds two leading smoking cessation organizations for their efforts to improve the regulation of smoking cessation aids designed to help people quit smoking. A citizen petition, filed jointly by the Association for the Treatment of...

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2010-02-09 08:37:16

Health authorities should emphasize the positive message that the most successful method used by most ex-smokers is unassisted cessation, despite the promotion of cessation drugs by pharmaceutical companies and many tobacco control advocates. The dominant messages about smoking cessation contained in most tobacco control campaigns, which emphasize that serious attempts at quitting smoking must be pharmacologically or professionally mediated, are critiqued in an essay in this week's PLoS...

2010-02-01 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a company developing clinically differentiated combination therapies for the treatment of highly prevalent chronic respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), today announced a $15 million financing from existing investors Clarus Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and 5AM Ventures. The capital was raised through a convertible loan facility that will convert to Pearl equity at the time...

2010-01-21 13:46:00

Governor Rendell Proclaims January 24-30 as 'Determined To Quit' Week HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will provide free nicotine patches to help Pennsylvanians who are trying to quit tobacco starting Monday, Jan. 25. Kits will be offered -- while supplies last -- through the PA Free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The Nicotine Replacement Therapy, or NRT, kits were paid for by funding from a legal settlement with the tobacco industry. No taxpayer...

2009-12-16 09:11:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] (NYSE: GSK) and NanoBio Corporation today announced an exclusive licensing agreement in the United States and Canada for the over-the-counter (OTC) use of NB-001, a novel, patented compound representing the next advance in the treatment of cold sores. Developed by NanoBio, NB-001 provides significant antimicrobial activity against the virus that causes cold sores, herpes labialis. Cold...

2009-12-07 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, smokers will no longer be scolded in a finger-waving, disapproving manner - but will actually hear something they wouldn't expect from a smoking cessation brand. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/nicorette/41512/ Nicorette® is launching a series of advertisements that speak to smokers in a candid and honest way. With the tagline, "Nicorette Makes...

2009-11-13 07:20:00

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As smokers consider quitting on the Great American Smokeout - Thursday, November 19th - many are frustrated that over-the-counter nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges have not worked for them. Even President Obama admits he still smokes despite using nicotine gum. According to Dr. Robert Shipley, Director of the Duke University Stop Smoking Clinic, smokers are not using these nicotine products in the best ways: "To get enough nicotine to really calm...

2009-11-09 09:20:00

National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation Promotes Program with Ads, PSAs and Web Resources WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the latest research estimating that nearly six million people worldwide will lose their lives to tobacco next year(1), an innovative approach is critical to helping the 43 million Americans who smoke to finally quit. This month, which is observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the national quit smoking program, EX(R) will debut the second phase of...