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2009-12-31 06:10:00

Scientists say one cigarette can take anywhere from 11-14 minutes off your life. Now think about lighting up right after having a heart attack, when your body is at its weakest. A new study shows people who stop smoking after having a heart attack live longer than people who keep up the dirty habit. Over 1,500 people were studied for 13 years after surviving a heart attack. Israeli researchers found that compared with first-time heart attack sufferers who continued to smoke, those who quit...

2009-12-18 05:20:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey politicians have kept in line with today's politicians and thrown out warnings by expert physicians and public health experts concerning the e cigarette, a new product that is creating quite a stir in the U.S. right now. Letters, faxes and other forms of communications were used by top medical experts in the anti-smoking movement to defend the e cigarette from what one expert called "senseless regulations" and also claimed that the...

2009-11-18 10:10:00

Quit Resources, Tips Available at DeterminedtoQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health is offering support to help Pennsylvania smokers give up tobacco for good during the 34th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported cigarette smoking among adults increased for the first time in 15 years. Approximately 46 million adults still smoke and about two million are Pennsylvanians," said...

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2009-11-15 06:20:00

Nearly a fifth of women who smoke while pregnant lie about their habit to health professionals, a study has said. Researchers at the University of Glasgow believe official figures underestimate the number of pregnant smokers by 17%. Even though most pregnant woman report not smoking, random blood tests suggest otherwise. The report, published on bmj.com, suggests that more accurate methods be used to establish the true level of smoking among pregnant women. Dr. David M. Tappin of the...

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...

2009-10-26 21:54:17

Exercise can help smokers quit because it makes cigarettes less attractive. A new study from the University of Exeter shows for the first time that exercise can lessen the power of cigarettes and smoking-related images to grab the attention of smokers. The study is published in the journal Addiction. The study involved 20 moderately heavy smokers, who had abstained from cigarettes for 15 hours before the trial. During two visits to our laboratory participants began by being shown...

2009-10-18 05:00:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Previously e cigarettes sales have generally been tobacco smoking individuals purchasing the product for themselves. However, Teresa Peach, an online sales associate for E-Cigarettes National, reports an influx of callers wishing to purchase the product for their loved ones that smoke. "Some of these callers are stating that they wish to buy the electronic cigarette starter kit for their spouses or partners that have been smoking for thirty or...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

American Lung Association Launches New Smoking Cessation Campaign, Offers Support for the "Quitter in You" WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association is launching a new smoking cessation campaign, "Quitter in You," designed to highlight the need to change the way Americans look at quitting. A new survey from the organization found that 6 out of 10 former smokers were not able to successfully quit on their first try and required multiple attempts to quit...

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2009-09-22 06:35:00

Smoking bans in public places can reduce the number of heart attacks by over one-third, which offers new proof that the restrictions are effective, two U.S. research teams reported on Monday. One of the teams discovered that the smoking bans in the U.S., Canada and Europe had an immediate effect that only increased as time went on. The number of heart attack cases were cut by 17 percent in the first year and by as much as 36 percent after three years, they reported in the journal...

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2009-09-14 06:15:00

Scientists are certain that they have pointed the reason why people who are actively trying to stop smoking often itch uncontrollably. Belgian researchers think nicotine triggers a molecular trail in skin, nose and mouth membranes that are connected to inflammation. This might clarify why nicotine patches can irritate the skin, they wrote in an article available in Nature. This might help in creating treatments that help people stop smoking with fewer side effects. Smoking is one of the...