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Lung cancer screening motivates smokers to quit

...of smokers in the study had stopped smoking. "That quit rate is double what we would expect to see in a co...participated in cancer screening were motivated to quit smoking. Cancer screening may present a 'teachable moment,'" says Dr. Clark. "If health-care provide...

UCLA helping nurses quit smoking

...ing professor will launch a program to help nurses quit smoking. The first initiative of its kind in the United States, "Tobacco Free-Nurses" will be funded by a $1.8 million grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. UCLA School of Nursing Professor Linda Sarna and Stella Aguinaga Bialous, a nurse wh...

Breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy and radiation survive longer if they dont smoke

...survival also is affected by smoking even if women quit before their diagnosis. Fox Chase radiation oncologist Khanh H. Nguyen, M.D., presented the study results today at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Society of Therapeutic Radiology Oncology (ASTRO) in Salt Lake City, Utah."While smoking...

New research links lung cancer screening to accelerated rates of smoking cessation

...n as a CAT scanner) have accelerated and prolonged quit rates of smoking regardless of whether the screeni...n people at high-risk for lung cancer were able to quit at far better rates than the national cessation average. The overriding message is a promising one:...

Smoking more common among nursing than medical students

...ay make medical students more aware of the need to quit in order to appear as good role models to patients...esearchers to believe that former smokers may have quit within 12 months before entering medical school. No such differences were observed among former smo...

New Penn study shows genes may influence smoking cessation

...abstinent and less prone to relapse when trying to quit smoking, a study by researchers from the Tobacco Use Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine indicates. This research which will appear in the October issue of Health Psychology- has important implications for the devel...

OHSU researcher co-authors National State-By-State Report Card on women and smoking; Oregon flunks

...en one of the more successful ways to help smokers quit in our state, showing quit rates at twice the national average. Nevertheless, stronger measures are needed, Berlin said. No...

Epilepsy drug can stop cocaine use in addicts

...heir GVG treatment ended. Moreover, the people who quit using cocaine reported that their craving did not return once they tapered off GVG. Four of the 12 subjects who remained in the study more than ten days were never able to stop using cocaine during the trial, even though they also took GVG. Howe...

Link between cannabis and death still not established

... tobacco and alcohol, most people who try cannabis quit relatively early in their adult lives, writes the author. Exposure to smoke is generally much lower in cannabis than in tobacco cigarette smokers, even taking into account the larger exposure per puff. Existing studies do not support a link between t...

How a nightcap may hinder rather than help your sleep

... to have sleep problems for many months after they quit drinking, that problems with sleep onset may be mo...perience sleep problems for many months after they quit drinking. "This study provides important, further validation of the significance of sleep problems...

New research says better social skills not nicotine patches help smokers quit

...lacement therapy can support some people trying to quit smoking, the fact that some smokers use cigarettes...ssion may be useful for depressed people trying to quit smoking. Dr Stephen Joseph, from the University of Warwick, says: "People don't often think about g...

Bupropion triples quit rates among women and formerly depressed smokers, study shows

...ressant, sustained release (SR) bupropion, triples quit rates among women and smokers with a history of de...upropion appears to equalize the disparity between quit rates of women and men. This also appears to be true for previously depressed smokers and those wit...

Nabi Biopharm's nicotine vaccine

...nd while 80 percent of smokers express a desire to quit smoking, fewer than 10 percent of those who try, succeed in quitting for more than six months. Thus, we believe this product has the potential to meet a major healthcare need." The NicVAX patent specifically covers the composition of stable nicotin...

Rising cost of cigarettes may help smokers honor new years resolution to quit

...vide just the incentive smokers need to resolve to quit once and for all. "Taken together, our findings c...acco legislation will lead many current smokers to quit smoking, and when coupled with increased access to cessation services and products, even larger redu...

Anti-depressant bupropion may alleviate negative mood associated with quitting smoking

...st counseling session, two weeks before the target quit date. Counseling included nicotine fading (slowly decreasingnicotine intake), coping with cues that trigger smoking, stress management, and relapse prevention. During treatment, participants regularly completed questionnaires about their withdrawal s...

Genetic variant may impact smoking cessation

...e to cigarette cravings and relapse when trying to quit smoking, a study by researchers from the Tobacco U...increases in cravings for cigarettes following the quit date and were about one and a half times more likely to relapse during the treatment phase. "Thi...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves effective new tool to help smokers quit

...ber of lozenges per day in the early part of their quit attempts (i.e., nine lozenges per day for the firs...fective tools that have helped millions of smokers quit successfully," said Steve Burton, vice president of Smoking Control, Strategic Development and Switc...

Education is strongest predictor of smoking for pregnant women

...re likely to smoke before delivery, less likely to quit during pregnancy and more likely to relapse after delivery. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health, demonstrates that "health disadvantages associated with low...

Study exposes dangers of snuff for smokers wanting to quit

...es, many smokers who take up snuff in an effort to quit instead end up using both products, warns a Univer...en an important source of motivation for people to quit smoking, which is proven to reduce the risk of disease. This new era in tobacco product development ...

Smoking found to be an important risk factor for colorectal polyps

...mokers. Ex-smokers were defined as people who had quit more than 10 years ago but had smoked for more than 10 years. The results of the study will be presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. "It is well established that family history of colon cancer i...

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