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2009-01-23 09:00:00

'Determined to Quit' Week to be observed Jan. 25 - 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support Pennsylvanians who have made quitting smoking a personal goal for 2009, the Department of Health announced today that a limited number of free nicotine replacement therapy kits will be offered through Pennsylvania's toll-free Quitline starting Feb. 2. "The average smoker makes between five and eight quit attempts before being successful, and those who have support are more...

2009-01-15 07:00:00

Retailer Provides Motivation with a Value-Filled Option for Customers to Become Smoke-Free in 2009 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help motivated consumers quit smoking and to further its Operation Main Street efforts to save customers money on prescription medications, Walmart today announced that it has expanded its affordable pharmacy program to include a smoking cessation prescription starter pack for $9, the lowest price on the market.* The $9 starter pack of...

2009-01-08 20:31:24

Nicotine gum has been in use for two decades to help smokers quit smoking abruptly but two-thirds of smokers prefer to quit gradually, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare found that smokers who are trying to quit gradually can also be helped by nicotine gum. Almost 3,300 smokers participated in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study at 27 study sites. Participants were allowed to choose between 2-mg and 4-mg doses of...

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2009-01-06 11:51:03

New study shows nicotine replacement therapy appropriate for gradual as well as abrupt quitters Nicotine gum has been in use for over 20 years to help smokers quit abruptly yet close to two-thirds of smokers report that they would prefer to quit gradually. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare have now found that smokers who are trying to quit gradually can also be helped by nicotine gum. The results of the first study to test the efficacy and...

2008-12-31 06:00:00

CORONA, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to market its over-the-counter Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, coated mint flavor, in the 2 mg and 4 mg strengths. Nicotine Polacrilex Gum, coated mint flavor, is the generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline...

2008-12-30 08:45:00

Free, anonymous tool helps you quit via online and text messaging support DENVER, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year, everyone is vowing to make changes changes for a healthier, more rewarding life. For those resolving to become tobacco-free, FixNixer is a new quitting tool that helps people to overcome their tobacco addiction anonymously, with effective methods and motivational support. At FixNixer.com, people who are ready to quit smoking or chewing tobacco can sign up for free...

2008-12-30 11:59:13

Using the Stay Quit Monday concept, smokers can renew their commitment to quit smoking by trying to quit each week, U.S. researchers suggest. Stay Quit Monday is perfect for someone like President-elect Barack Obama, Sid Lerner, chairman of the Healthy Monday campaign, says in a statement. Here's a guy who wants to quit, who's ready to quit, but who's very busy, with a stressful job and who just needs that extra motivational push each week to stay on track. A report last year from the...

2008-12-08 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- While New Year's is the most popular time to try quitting smoking, research shows the majority of smokers who try to quit at that time resume smoking in less than one week.(1) By starting a quit attempt early, smokers can avoid the pressures of a New Year's resolution and may be well on their way toward being smoke-free by January 1st. New research shows that smokers who use the 21 mg NicoDerm(R) CQ(R) nicotine patch every day for the first three weeks...

2008-10-24 00:00:02

U.S. drug regulators said they're reviewing labeling of Chantix after reports of traffic accidents and seizures involving users of the anti-smoking drug. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices said government safety data show there were 1,001 serious incidents involving patients taking varenicline, marketed by Pfizer as Chantix, in the first quarter of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The report said 15 cases were connected to traffic accidents and 52 cases...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

Q. Last night, my boyfriend became so violent, I was afraid he was going to hit my 22-year-old daughter or me. He threatened to burn down our home, and he tried to kick me out. I just realized that he started changing in the past two weeks right after he started taking Chantix to quit smoking. He has never acted like this before. He was so threatening and said such cruel and hateful things. I read on your Web site about possible violence and aggression from a combination of Chantix and...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'