Tag: "quitting" at medical news
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...odifications, such as starting a walkingprogram or quitting
smoking is a low-tech, painless technique that can helppatients make meaningful improvements in their lives," says Greenland. "TheAmerican Heart Association hopes that reports like these can help spur changesin physician and patient counseling pract...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...dicate that a weight gain of 20 or 30 pounds after quitting
may be genetically driven and that the small weigh...t the lure of smoking and the problems involved in quitting
and gives us an enlarged picture of tobacco's power....
High education plus heart attack: Sure-fire way to quit smoking
...d high school dramatically raised thelikelihood of quitting
after a heart attack -- from one in two for those with ahigh school diploma to near certainty for those who have gone beyond a bachelorsdegree. The study focused mainly on 2,391 persons aged 51 to 61 who were smokersin 1992 and for whom there...
Tobacco chewers quit after "teachable moment" in dental chair
...unseling techniques for talking with patientsabout quitting
tobacco. As part of the protocol, smokeless tobacco users aregiven a manual and a video for self-study. The scientists enrolled 633 smokeless tobacco users for their study from aninitial group of about 35,000 dental patients. Almost 99 percent were...
Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations
...ity of current smokers areeither in the process of quitting
or interested in stopping, but many find itdifficu...o and print messages that emphasize thebenefits of quitting
smoking are more effective than messages that emphasize therisk of not quitting, as a way of encoura...
Smokers have lower success rates with periodontal treatment
...g such serious threats as heartdisease and cancer, quitting
will help ensure you keep your teeth for alifetime."...
Few physicians counsel adolescents about smoking
...d patients on the risks of smoking and benefits of quitting
17 percent of the time. The frequency at which physicians asked about smoking did not improve during the years studied; in fact, there was a small decrease from 72.5 percent in 1991 to 66.5 percent in 1996. The percentage of patients identifying t...
Personalized computer program increases smokers chances for successfully quitting by more than 50 percent
...d Quitters program showed a 56 percent increase in quitting
smoking at 12 weeks versus those who used only nic...rials are designed to support the person's goal of quitting
smoking. Information relating to each smoker's history, cessation experience, target quit date, and...
Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking
...-free prescription medicine available as an aid to quitting
smoking and was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this use in May 1997. Zyban and the Zyban Advantage Plan, a free counseling and personalized patient support program, are to be used as part of an overall plan recommended by a he...
Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders
...er day or more are likely to experience difficulty quitting
smoking. Many youths who smoke heavily as teen-agers continue to smoke well into adulthood." And, Dr. Johnson points out, "It appears that individuals who continue to smoke heavily during adulthood remain at high risk for onset of certain types of a...
New antipsychotic drugs combined with nicotine patch help schizophrenics quit smoking
... nicotine patch had nearly triple the success rate quitting
smoking as schizophrenics taking more traditional ...oup therapy program for schizophrenic patients for quitting
smoking was no more helpful to subjects with schizophrenia than the smoking cessation program offere...
New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care
...s opposed to 53 percent before - got counseling on quitting
smoking. Emergency aspirin use went from 81 percent to 87 percent. Results showed GAP greatly benefited Medicare patients. The percentage of those patients who received aspirin within 24 hours increased from 77 percent to 87 percent. Similarly, only ...
Training for doctors improves screening for risk-taking in teens
..., decreasing alcohol use, choosing not to smoke or quitting
Expert advises annual lung test for smokers during physical exam
...t's lung function is affected they can get help in quitting
smoking and reduce their risk of suffering from this serious lung disease. Once a patient is aware of the problem, they can also get treatment. "Smoking cessation is the single best method and the most cost-effective way of reducing the risk of deve...
Current interventions fall short for smoking cessation
One reason that smokers have such difficulty quitting
may be that their minds crave the sensory rewards of smoking just as much as their bodies crave the nicotine, according to a new study. While drug companies keep producing new ways to curb smokers cravings, such as nicotine patches and chewing gu...
Therapy to help women reduce their concerns about gaining weight found to be effective in helping them to stop smoking
...in this counseling was that the health benefits of quitting
smoking superseded the health risks of even large ...group.The women in the study did gain weight after quitting
smoking. Those in the weight control group initially had the smallest weight gain, as expected, but ...
Dentists applaud new tobacco taxes
...o help them in dialogues with their patients about quitting
tobacco. Tobacco reduction is a key element of CDAs ongoing messages to dentists, government and the public....
Blue-collar workers report less peer pressure to quit smoking
...de in occupational environments less supportive of quitting
smoking, as indicated 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.D., M.P.H., of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The study is published in the J...
Increased attempts to quit smoking follow introduction of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies
...dually reduce his or her dependence on nicotine, a quitting
method recommended by physicians. The FDA reclass...st-OTC switch era, shows a significant increase in quitting
behavior, explains coauthor Joe Gitchell, vice president at Pinney Associates. Shiffman, Gitchell a...
Smokers disillusioned and over-optimistic about quitting
...of how soon they will quit greatly exceed rates of quitting
observed in recent history. A national sample of 893 smokers were asked: If you had your time again would you start smoking? Over 80% said that they would not (79% men, 87% women). Those aged 45 to 64 were most regretful, with 90% saying that they w...
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