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Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...rs, in 1994 only 25.5 percentsmoked. The number of smokers
increased only 0.4 percent from 1990 to 1994. Based on 1988-94 studies reported in the 1998 Heart and StrokeStatistical Update, 65.7 million Americans exceed the healthy weight rangedefined by U.S. dietary guidelines, a43 percent increase o...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...his country. In fact, radon reduction may benefit smokers
more than non-smokers because of the strong combin...ts. The committee found that for both smokers
and non-smokers, the risk of developing lung cancer from radon is proportionate to the amount of exp...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
... increase would reduce the number of new teen-age smokers
in grades 8-12 by less than one-half a percentage ... taxes reduce adult smoking by encouraging current smokers
to cut down or quit." However, he says, the latest study shows that "higher taxes will have a stati...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...cement therapy and counseling, the idea is to help smokers
kick the habit by tackling addiction at its root: ...time. In contrast, although 80 percent of smokers
want to stop, only 20 to 30 percent of those who do are smoke-free a year later. Less than 5 percent...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...ll-health or death at an earlier age. Why can some smokers
quit easily while others fail over and over again? Here, Brigham details the myriad behavioral factors at work and discusses not only the symptoms most quitters experience, but the length of those symptoms and the extent to which they disrupt smokers...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...as a viable way to preventcancer death in addicted smokers
and ex-smokers, Hecht adds. Many agents havebeen tested in mice, and phase I clinical trials for the leading candidate, anisothiocyanate called PEITC, are being initiated. # # # # Researcher contact: Dr. Stephen S. Hecht, 612-624-7604 (phone);...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...g this phenomenon in animal studies. "Most smokers
begin smoking in adolescence," he said. "And it is quitepossible that nicotine exposures in a still-developing adolescent brain also cancause irreversible changes in the development, structure and function ofspecific nerve pathways. "Such eff...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
...gh risk -- younger people with highblood pressure, smokers
with high blood pressure, and those who stop takingtheir blood pressure medications." These people have between five and seventimes more risk of suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage. The study did notdetermine why individuals stopped taking their ...
Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women
...aths attributable to cigarette smoking amongfemale smokers
rose in the United States from 16.7 percent in the...ony can be traced in part to the fact that younger smokers
may be lessaddicted to nicotine than older smokers: i.e. they need fewer cigarettes tosatisfy their ...
Tobacco Will Kill One Third Of Chinese Men
...ase and tuberculosis. Two thirds of men now become smokers
before age 25; few give up and about half of thos... be killed (about half of all persistent cigarette smokers
in Britain and America are eventually killed by tobacco). Tobacco currently causes 13 per cent of d...
High education plus heart attack: Sure-fire way to quit smoking
...lihood that highly educated persons would still be smokers
unless they wereheavy, long-term smokers
more heavily addicted to the habit. At lower levels of educational attainment, learning by h...
Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapies Are The Most Effective Means To Quit Smoking
...who had only used patches. In their study of 237 smokers
over a six year period, the authors found that using a nicotine patch for five months in conjunction with a nicotine nasal spray and then continuing to use the spray only for a further seven months, was the most effective way of stopping smoking. Th...
UK Researcher Develops New Delivery Systems For Treatment Of Smoking Addiction
...n treatingpatients suffering from depression or by smokers
for addiction treatment," hesaid. In addition, data Houdi collected indicates Zyban is rapidly and well-absorbedthrough the nasal passage and would increase its bioavailability, or site ofaction, at least 12 to 15 times compared to the oral tablet f...
Nicotine Patches Are Cheaper Than Smoking!
...ed from a pharmacy would cost 17 per week, saving smokers
of 20 cigarettes a day around 20 a week through no...bing budget, it should be borne in mind that heavy smokers
actually save money while paying for their nicotine replacement therapy. Contact: Dr Robert Bunney, ...
Doctors Missing Chance To Help Teens Who Smoke
San Diego, CA -- Physicians who treat teenager smokers
are missingimportant opportunities to discourage tobacco use among adolescents, researchersreported Friday. Anne Thorndike, M.D., and her colleagues from Massachusetts reportedthat many physicians question their teenage patients about smoking, but fe...
Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says
...nicated throughadvertising, through the example of smokers
and through the smoke to whichnon-smokers -- espec...e the trends, Dr. Brundtland noted,"We need to get smokers
to quit and non-smokers not to pick up the addictivehabit." Dr. Brundtland asked the assembled leade...
Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April
...r example, a 1989 Kaplan study showed that elderly smokers
had a 76percent increased risk of death compared with those who never smoked. Kaplanhas also showed that men and women 60 years old and older who infrequentlyexercise have a 40 percent higher mortality risk than those who exercise more. Also, those ...
UF Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Fertility
... include high blood pressure, is less common among smokers
becausemany of their troubled pregnancies are redirected into miscarriages,according to Salafia and Shiverick. When pregnancies do continue past the first trimester, there still canbe problems. "Smoking damages blood vessels," Salafia...
WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths
.... "Medicaidparticipants are also more likely to be smokers
or be around smokers
and aremuch less likely to breast-feed their infants than mothers not on Medicaid." The Welf...
Study Reveals Gender Affects Lung-Cancer Development
...an men do,Gazdar and co-workers presume that women smokers
are selectively damaging theseparts of the lung, while smoking damage in men targets the larger, morecentrally located airways. The take-home lesson from this study is that methods of lung-cancer screening inhigh risk populations must take gender int...
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