Tag: "quit" at medical news
Clinic-based intervention program improves smoking cessation rates, study says
...d methods to encourage their patients who smoke to quit
increases the likelihood that their patients will successfully quit
smoking, according to a study published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer...
Heart disease and stroke hit younger in developing countries, new report shows
... will have an immediate effect, while helping them quit
smoking and also encouraging change in the community toward healthier lifestyles," he said. The report A Race against Time will soon be available in pdf format at www.earth.columbia.edu/raceagainsttime. The Center for Global Health and Economic Devel...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2004
...function scores than passive smokers whose mothers quit
smoking while pregnant. These findings indicate that both current and in utero exposure to ETS are independently harmful. The study appears in the April issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians....
Sitting in nonsmoking sections a powerful tactic for preventing teen smoking
...t don't want your kid to smoke, ideally you should quit
smoking. But even if you can't, or until you do, t..., among other factors. "Parents who would like to quit
are encouraged to contact their primary physician for smoking-cessation guidance," Andersen said. Re...
March/April 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...of including partners in programs to help patients quit
smoking, there is no evidence of effect, even using several definitions of partner. The authors suggest that interventions to enhance partner support for smoking cessation programs might be most effective when implemented with live-in, married and eq...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, March 16, 2004
...cotine nasal spray and those who used a skin patch quit
at about the same rate (12 percent of those using the spray and 15 percent of those using the patch) (Article, p. 426). However, smokers who were highly dependent on nicotine, obese, and nonwhite achieved higher abstinence rates with the spray, while...
Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain
...verweight/obese patients, and also helps people to quit
smoking without significant post-cessation weight ...while initiating treatment but were given a target quit
date at day 15. Abstinence was determined during the final four weeks of treatment and was measured...
Minors able to buy nicotine replacement therapy products
...tudents smoke cigarettes and more than half try to quit
each year. Public health guidelines recommend tha...commending NRT to adolescent smokers attempting to quit
should consider potential barriers to youth access."...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2004 (second issue)
...ng intensity in their children and less ability to quit
by those who have taken up smoking; and that maternal smoking behavior appeared to synergize with their offspring's personal smoking to increase airflow limitation and the likelihood of developing Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Britis...
Study uncovers how stress and hormones lead to smoking relapse
... stressful events make it difficult for smokers to quit
and increase their risk for relapse. And if stress contributes to smoking and relapse, which biological and psychological mechanisms are involved?" This study examined 72 smokers (38 men and 34 women), all of whom had a long smoking history but were ...
Phone counseling helps smokers quit
... counseling was more successful in helping smokers quit
than individualized mailings, a new study has foun...e- to 10-minute call the day after they planned to quit
and had access to a 24-hour automated support line maintained by the drug manufacturer. The mor...
Heavy smokers see cigarettes as 'friends'
...Thompson says. Many of the smokers had tried to quit
on multiple occasions, but said social pressures, including friends and family who smoke, kept them from successfully quitting. The participants also feared withdrawal symptoms, weight gain and the loss of physical pleasure from giving up cigarettes....
American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health
... offers Freedom From Smoking for those who want to quit
smoking as well as other education programs to prevent children from starting to smoke. More information and copies of the American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2003 report card are available at www.lungusa.org . REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ...
'Sunshine vitamin' shines in colon study
...n cancer, the research poses yet another reason to quit
smoking: Smoking increased by nearly twofold the risk of having a tumor or benign polyps, which often become cancerous. Having a close relative with colorectal cancer also elevated risk, but not as much as smoking. The consumption of red meat and alc...
Natural scenes calm drivers more than city views, study finds
.... High levels of frustration should lead people to quit
the unsolvable anagrams more quickly. Results showed that participants who watched the "scenic parkway" video the one through the wooded area showed lower levels of frustration than those who watched the videos of the more urban driving experiences...
Women and men differ on adopting healthy behaviors
...t they were exercising regularly and that they had quit
smoking for more than six months, say Erin L. O'He...Men were also more confident in their abilities to quit
smoking and exercise, which could indicate that "men may be generally more confident about making pe...
Smokers may want to kick butt before dental procedures
...he Journal of Periodontology, smokers will want to quit
before oral surgery in preparation for a prompt re... health begins to improve. "Patients who want to quit
smoking are urged to increase brushing and flossing their teeth and gums," said Rethman. "It's sugge...
Outpatient pediatric visits good opportunity to help parents quit smoking
...e, a figure that compares with a usual U.S. annual quit
rate of 2 to 3 percent. Almost 90 percent of parents reached for follow-up thought the program was useful, and all of them said it should be offered to all smoking parents. "Harnessing the pediatric visit sets up a teachable moment for smoking paren...
Retention study might aid nursing home worker shortage
...e to CNA retention, job satisfaction, intention to quit
and commitment to the institution. The researchers also will look at turnover rates, absenteeism and use of temporary agencies, as well as what factors promote or hinder the effective use of the retention specialist mode. "We also will analyze the co...
NYC firefighters and EMS workers go tobacco-free
...nd challenging process, but making a commitment to quit
is one of the best decisions a person can make," s...also stems from the participants' determination to quit
using tobacco and become healthier individuals, especially after their exposure to World Trade Cente...
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