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Predicting who is most likely to quit smoking

...lian , and German . Strategies to help patients quit smoking should start as soon as possible after dia...p. Using this technique, patients are motivated to quit smoking through a series of telephone and personal counselling sessions, providing support for them ...

Snuff use may be gateway to cigarette smoking

...uff" tobacco may protract the process of trying to quit smoking, despite messages that it can help people ...snuff users are more likely than other men to have quit smoking, U.S. men are far more likely to have switched from snuff to cigarettes. Scott L. Tomar, D.M...

Lombardi Cancer Center to enroll current and former smokers in nationwide clinical trial

...the last 18 months. Participants who would like to quit smoking can receive referrals to smoking cessation programs....

OTC sales of smoking cessation aids up, effectiveness down

...ine gum are no longer effective in helping smokers quit for the long term. They cite over-the-counter avai... time, they report, the number of people trying to quit has gone up dramatically as has the use of NRTs. Further, more than a third of the most recent NRT u...

Peer pressure matters in young adults smoking decisions

...s, given that gender can play a role in ability to quit and effectiveness of several cessation programs. ... males and 17 percent of the females said they had quit and hadn't smoked in a year. Issues such as rebelliousness, problem behaviors and perceived physical...

Medical students don't receive enough training in helping patients quit smoking

...h to train medical students to help their patients quit smoking, a Wake Forest University School of Medici...sful ways to train medical students to help people quit this habit which is also harmful and addictive." Spangler said most current smokers would quit if t...

Concern about future health problems goes up in smoke

...to see more immediate results if their attempts to quit will be successful, suggests study author Amy L. Odum, Ph.D., now at the University of New Hampshire. Smokers don't place as much value on the risks of future health problems as nonsmokers do, she says, explaining that "cigarette smokers are less sen...

For the first time, drug shows promise to help spit tobacco users quit

...study. "None of the other agents that help smokers quit -- patches and gum -- have been shown to be as effective for spit tobacco users. Until now, spit tobacco users haven't had proven tools available to help them stop," he says. "While the results are promising, more research is needed," says Dr. Dale. ...

Questions arise as more older Americans outlive driving privilege

...later life. "Hundreds of thousands of older people quit driving each year and must turn to alternative tra...rs had died. Another 9 percent were alive, but had quit driving for other reasons. Overall, these findings suggest that more than 600,000 people age 70 or ...

Smoke-free workplaces protect non-smokers and encourage smokers to quit

...of passive smoking, they also encourage smokers to quit or to reduce consumption, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. Researchers in California reviewed 26 studies on the effects of smoke-free workplaces. Totally smoke-free workplaces were associated with reductions in prevalence of smoking of nearly 4%...

Worksite program to stop smoking among blue-collar workers yields notable success

BOSTON Blue-collar workers are more likely to quit smoking when workplace smoking cessation programs ...dence that although blue-collar workers attempt to quit smoking as often as other workers do, they tend to be less successful," Sorensen says. "Also, when ...

Understanding genetic cancer risk might not help smokers kick the habit

... to smoking-related cancers were no more likely to quit smoking than those who found out they were not sus...ly susceptible might undermine their motivation to quit smoking and that was not the case. Unfortunately, being susceptible wasn't strong enough to motivate...

Peto and Doll win King Olav Vs Prize for Outstanding Cancer Research

...ecommends placing far more focus on helping adults quit smoking. "The Two Sir Richards" will be available for interviews on Thursday from 2.30 4.30 p.m. Please contact Erik Valen to book appointments. They will receive the prize at Oslo City Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 July. They will hold an Award ...

Heart disease is a pediatric problem: New guidelines point to lifestyle 'training' in childhood

...tion for infants could include helping the parents quit smoking. For young children, encourage them to stay out of smoky environments, and to avoid trying "even a puff." More than one in five adolescents smoke daily by the time they are high school seniors. They overlook the long-term health consequence...

Media undermine efforts to tackle nicotine addiction

...e effect this struggle has on reported attempts to quit smoking. In the United Kingdom, bupropion hydrochl...se either of these drugs to help their attempts to quit than to continue smoking, says the author. Unfortunately, much damage has been done. Tobacco treatme...

Physicians and dentists play important role in smoking practices of the elderly

...tist on a regular basis you will be more likely to quit smoking or remain a nonsmoker, according to a stud...nity to intervene when their patients need help to quit smoking, previous studies have shown that fewer than half ask their patients about tobacco use. Whi...

American Stroke Association kicks off American Stroke Month

...t know the most important preventable action is to quit smoking. Asked about the most important thing they can do to prevent a stroke, 23 percent mentioned controlling high blood pressure; 18 percent said exercising regularly; and 17 percent named eating healthy. Not smoking was mentioned by 15 percent....

Smoking cessation success equally good with over-the-counter or prescription nicotine replacement

...ased the number of smokers who use the products to quit smoking, says study author Saul Shiffman, Ph.D., r...like to stop smoking, and 1.2 million successfully quit permanently, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The introducti...

Why heart transplant patients resume smoking revealed in University of Pittsburgh study

...l population, about 90 percent of those who try to quit will relapse within a year, so in many ways our tr...ongest predictors to smoking relapse. Patients who quit smoking for a period of less than six months before their transplant (as opposed to those who quit f...

Report shows decline in youth smoking, but work remains

...ion, evidence exists that youth are more likely to quit smoking as cigarette prices are increased. Chapters in the monograph also explore the results from statewide tobacco control programs in Massachusetts, California, and Florida. The authors examine the predictors of tobacco use among youth an...

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