Tag: "tobacco" at medical news
Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking
... guideline advising medical professionals to treat tobacco
dependence more like a chronic condition. In the...nitial cessation phase and throughout the cycle of tobacco
dependence," said Dr. Durcan. "This gives medical professionals more knowledge about how to treat s...
Cancer specialist elected to Royal College of Medicine
...s ranging from practice standards to the impact of tobacco
and alcohol on public health. DuBois, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1991, also serves as director of the division of Gastroenterology. He is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of cancer prevention and specifically the develo...
Marijuana use rises and falls with price and perceived harm, study shows
...lding on existing information about youth alcohol, tobacco
and illicit drug use and abuse and collecting data on trends, markets, policies, legislation, enforcement, treatment, educational programs, advertising and other environmental factors. The initiative will merge these data with nationally representati...
Landmark school-based 'social influences' smoking-prevention program found not to work
... social influences to smoke, from peer pressure to tobacco
advertising. The National Cancer Institute funded ... landmark tobacco-liability trials to discover the tobacco
industry's attempts to conceal the deadly consequences of smoking."The teachers did their darndest, ...
Smoking restrictions in restaurants are not bad for business
Actual and perceived impacts of tobacco
regulation on restaurants and firms2001; 10: 33-37...mpact of impending legislation regulating employee tobacco
use and smoking in restaurants. Altogether 600 firms and 401 restaurants took part. The proposed leg...
Work-site wellness programs
...mployers." The eight objectives include: reduce tobacco
use; reduce the cost of lost productivity in the work place due to alcohol and drug use; increase the proportion of adults who engage regularly in moderate physical activity; increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight; reduce death...
UNC study shows family-directed program can reduce adolescent tobacco, alcohol use
...and other efforts to prevent the start of alcohol, tobacco
and drug use among teen-agers, parents and health ...ed, implemented and evaluated reduced first use of tobacco
among adolescents by about 25 percent in white teens for at least a year and possibly a lot longer, ...
Training for doctors improves screening for risk-taking in teens
...verage percentage of screening for alcohol use and tobacco
use rose to 76 percent, compared to 59 percent and...ky behaviors: seatbelt and helmet use, alcohol and tobacco
use, and sexual behavior. "Previous research has shown that adolescents who engage in one health-dam...
33-year study emphasizes lethal consequences of heroin addiction
...ositive for opiates, 66.9 percent reported current tobacco
use, 22.1 percent drank alcohol every day, and many reported other illicit drug use in the past year (marijuana, 35.5 percent; cocaine, 19.4 percent; crack, 10.3 percent; and amphetamines, 11.6 percent). Some other highlights of the 33-year study in...
Rutgers researchers developing technology to help New Jersey farmers "grow" pharmaceuticals
...active proteins, is currently being used to induce tobacco
plants to make insulin and other disease-fighting proteins. The new technology re-connects ethical drugs with plants, their original source before synthetic drugs came to dominate the marketplace, notes Raskin. Although pharmaceutical compan...
Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows
...ectile 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 chance of impotence...
Studies find eating fruits and vegetables good for lungs
...rk by protecting the airways against the insult of tobacco
smoke and other atmospheric pollutants." Lewis said it is not yet known whether the beneficial effects of these foods acts in the same way throughout a persons life or whether the effects are limited to, or stronger in, particular periods such as ear...
USC study shows teens with type 1 diabetes already face clogging arteries
... duration of diabetes, family history, exposure to tobacco
smoke or HbA1c (long-term blood glucose levels), although researchers say such findings must be confirmed in a larger study. Researchers suggest that physicians look closely at levels of substances in the blood such as LDL in those with insulin-depen...
Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke
...ys to protect children from the harmful effects of tobacco
smoke, Emmons remarks. Project KISS focused on low-income parents of young children, because that socioeconomic group has the highest rate of smoking. The researchers recruited 291 parents or caregivers of children younger than three years through c...
Low income smokers support smuggling to maintain habit
...ving in socially deprived areas view cigarette and tobacco
smuggling as a positive way of dealing with the in...any smokers criticised the government for its high tobacco
taxation and the lack of local services to help them stop smoking. The government has already taken ...
Green tobacco sickness 'highly prevalent' in N.C. farmworkers
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Green tobacco
sickness "is a highly prevalent occupational illne...rty-four of 182 farmworkers in the study had green tobacco
sickness at least once in a 10-week period, said Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D., of Wake Forest University ...
Dentists applaud new tobacco taxes
...ed by the federal governments decision to increase tobacco
taxes, announced today by Health Minister Allan Ro...n. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has made tobacco
cessation a central them of its public and member education programs over the last year. A hike in...
Underage smokers respond to threat of legal penalties
...e unreasonable to conclude that the differences in tobacco
use were due to enforcement without differences in...y. The potential for law enforcement to discourage tobacco
use in younger, less frequent tobacco
users and to reduce the role modeling in locations frequented ...
Restricting R-movies linked to decreased teen smoking, drinking
...ociated with lower rates of adolescent alcohol and tobacco
use, regardless of how strict parents are in other ways. The study found that while one third of the children with unrestricted viewing privileges had tried smoking, only two percent of those who were never allowed to watch R movies had tried it. The...
Increased attempts to quit smoking follow introduction of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies
...ludes national and state data on smoking and other tobacco
use in the U.S. population, based on a large, nati...it attempt data from two states with comprehensive tobacco
control programs, Massachusetts and California, finding no significant change in quitting behavior f...
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