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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...

2009-09-02 14:47:00

Health department focusing efforts on reaching groups still smoking at higher rates OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington's adult smoking rate has hit a new low for the sixth consecutive year. Results from the state's most recent survey show the smoking rate has dropped to 15.3 percent -- down from 16.5 percent the previous year. Washington has the sixth lowest smoking rate in the nation and remains well below the national rate of 18.4 percent. "Tobacco...

2009-07-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amanda Crawford was just fifteen when she smoked her first cigarette. Now that she is 45, she still smokes despite having tried to quit multiple times. Children are fifty percent more likely to start smoking if they have a parent who smokes - and in Crawford's case, it was her father who smoked. Born and raised in Virginia, she met and married her husband - also a smoker - in Roanoke. The Crawfords now have three sons - 28, 14 and 11. "Our...

2009-07-05 12:35:12

An anti-smoking group says the Australian government should increase the taxes on cigarettes to help people quit the habit. Mike Daub, president of the Public Health Association of Australia, said a proposal to increase the excise tax on cigarettes currently being considered by the government could prove to be an effective way to limit cigarette smoking, The Sydney Morning Herald reported in its Monday edition. Tobacco tax is the single most effective way of reducing smoking, Daub said, who...

2009-06-22 14:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today commended President Barack Obama for signing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Federal Drug Administration, or FDA, the authority to regulate tobacco. "This is a great day for the health of all Americans," said Secretary of Health Everette James. "This legislation will allow the FDA to reduce nicotine levels and harmful chemicals in cigarettes while also...

2009-06-22 09:00:00

Pilot program kicks off in Northwestern PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate pregnant smokers about the harms of tobacco use on their unborn babies, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) Tobacco Control Program are launching a new smoking cessation campaign to target the 28 percent of pregnant women who smoke in that region of the state. "More than one-quarter of expectant mothers in Northwestern...

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2009-05-29 08:24:36

The World Health Organization announced Friday that cigarette packages should incorporate pictures of the results of smoking tobacco, in addition to the written warnings. The U.N. agency recommended that governments educate people on the health penalties of smoking. WHO said the majority of countries still do not have the risks of smoking on packages of cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. "Health warnings on tobacco packages are a simple, cheap and effective strategy that can...

2009-05-21 17:16:35

Health warnings on tobacco product packages are effective in highlighting the perception of health risk, a U.S. health report said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said the health warnings also: supported the intention to quit tobacco use, discouraged the intention to begin tobacco use and increased cessation rates. However, larger warnings, with pictures, are more likely to be noticed, better communicate health risks, provoke greater...


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