Tag: "quit" at medical news
Nicotine patches and gum may pose health hazards
...nicotine, the researchers said. Those who want to quit
smoking may wish to consider treatments that dont involve nicotine, he added. Unfortunately, although some nicotine-free treatments are currently undergoing testing, to our knowledge there are no nicotine-free treatments for smoking cessation therapi...
Lack of inhibition strengthens nicotine addiction
...ct of nicotine is the primary reason people cannot quit
smoking, despite widespread awareness that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, bronchitis, vascular disease, cataracts and impotence. The World Health Organization attributes 4 million deaths each year to tobacco use. It would b...
Smokers disillusioned and over-optimistic about quitting
...ws that smokers expectations of how soon they will quit
greatly exceed rates of quitting observed in recen...of young smokers (age 16-29) expect they will have quit
within 10 years, but in 1998 65% of people that had ever smoked were still smoking at age 40, and 46...
Younger age explains why smokers more likely to survive heart attacks
...of their heart attack, while 76 percent had either quit
smoking or had never smoked. Analysis of patient data revealed that smokers are only half as likely as nonsmokers to die while hospitalized for their attacks. In addition the smokers were, on the average, 14 years younger at the time of the attack --...
Increased attempts to quit smoking follow introduction of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies
...s stop smoking, the number of adults attempting to quit
smoking significantly increased to nearly 40 perce...nter (OTC) treatment options for smokers increases quit
attempts. In the same period that nicotine replacement therapies, such as the nicotine patch or nico...
HIV/AIDS impact on education intensifies economic downfall
...aid. Also, large numbers of students are likely to quit
school in order to work and/or take care of sick relatives. "You have to look at how the disease will impact the whole economy," Arndt said. "Depending on the region of Mozambique, 6 percent to 20 percent of the adult population is HIV positive." At...
Drug-free therapy gives patients reprieve from panic disorder
...ere is a high relapse rate among people who try to quit
on their own, often because they haven't learned the behavior skills necessary to discontinue taking the drugs," he said. The prognosis is good for people who want to try CBT, Schmidt ...
Blue-collar workers report less peer pressure to quit smoking
...ment can be an important element in their plans to quit
smoking, according to a new study. Blue-collar wo...ated by the fact that they report less pressure to quit
smoking and less social support to quit
than do other workers, says lead author Glorian Sorensen, Ph...
Dentists applaud new tobacco taxes
...easures that government can take to help Canadians quit
the habit. In March of this year, the Canadian Dental Association provided every dentist in Canada with information and tools to educate patients about the oral effects of tobacco use, and to help them in dialogues with their patients about quitting ...
Americans leading healthier lives, reducing risk of death from heart disease, UCSF study finds
... cost-effective. In addition, many smokers tend to quit
on their own with very limited medical inputs. Goldman noteed that in addition to saving lives, health care efforts intended to reduce heart disease risk factors were also cost-effective by medical standards. For example, such efforts cost an estima...
Therapy to help women reduce their concerns about gaining weight found to be effective in helping them to stop smoking
...as to help them prevent any weight gain after they quit
smoking. This study, as well as other research, i... weight gain itself, is what will help these women quit
smoking. The study, by a research team led by Dr. Kenneth A. Perkins and Dr. Marsha Marcus, is pub...
Low income smokers support smuggling to maintain habit
... behaviour. They found that most smokers wanted to quit
but perceived a lack of support to help them to stop smoking. Strategies to maintain smoking in the face of increasing cigarette prices and low income included buying contraband products, particularly in pubs. Respondents viewed smuggling as a reason...
Current interventions fall short for smoking cessation
... wanting to quit. Half of those smokers attempt to quit
each year, but only 2.5 percent of all U.S. smokers actually succeed in overcoming their dependence, according to statistics from the American Lung Association. In the analysis of 138 smokers, many subjects reported almost as much satisfaction a...
Studies find eating fruits and vegetables good for lungs
...rs to prevent lung disease and heart disease is to quit
smoking. "Regarding diet, this research suggests that a moderate intake of fruit and vegetables may be protective against developing COPD and therefore the diet ought to contain at least 1-2 portions per day of fruit and 1 portion per day of vegetabl...
Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows
...veloping erectile dysfunction may motivate many to quit
their tobacco habit." Spangler said that cigarette smoking and impotence had been linked previously by other investigators, including finding what doctors call a dose response relationship: the more cigarettes smoked per day the greater the chanc...
New antipsychotic drugs combined with nicotine patch help schizophrenics quit smoking
...d abstinence from nicotine. "Besides having the quit
rates substantially elevated, we actually did an objective measure of smoking, checking carbon monoxide levels (a by-product of cigarette smoke), Schizophrenics and Smoking)and found a substantial reduction in carbon monoxide levels in patients ...
Investigational drug study may determine if lung cancer is preventable in cigarette smokers
...t 10 years and have at least one failed attempt to quit
smoking in the past three years. The number of cigarettes smoked per day must be fairly constant for three months prior to entering the study....
Fine-tuning naltrexone treatment for alcoholics
...others were not, despite their equal commitment to quit
drinking. McCaul's findings may help resolve this mystery. "This paper is especially important on two fronts," said Volpicelli. "First, it begins to identify that, for at least blocking the pleasure associated with drinking, doses higher than 50 ...
Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking
...light on the challenges faced by people who try to quit
smoking but subsequently return to it, a common pr...for the approximately 23 million people who try to quit
smoking each year in the U.S. The analysis, presented at the 11th World Congress on Tobacco or Heal...
Personalized computer program increases smokers chances for successfully quitting by more than 50 percent
...kers who use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to quit
smoking will significantly enhance their chances o...e of staying smoke-free. "When a person decides to quit
smoking using nicotine replacement therapy, in this case Nicorette® nicotine gum, having persona...
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