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Poor health affects business bottom line, says HHS

...tudy concludes. Cardiovascular disease, asthma and tobacco use are among the other conditions that have a significant effect on business' bottom line. The negative economic effect of an unhealthy workplace has not gone unnoticed by all employers, however. The report singled out several corporate programs tha...

Link between cannabis and death still not established

...able public health impact because, unlike users of tobacco and alcohol, most people who try cannabis quit rel... smoke is generally much lower in cannabis than in tobacco cigarette smokers, even taking into account the larger exposure per puff. Existing studies do not su...

OHSU researcher co-authors National State-By-State Report Card on women and smoking; Oregon flunks

...us indicators, and evaluates the strength of state tobacco control policies through 10 policy indicators. The.... While only 30 percent of the funding for Oregons tobacco control efforts have been restored, a hopeful sign is that the statewide smoking cessation telephone...

CHEST Foundation recognizes physicians who make a world of difference in lung health

...tance of maintaining good lung health and avoiding tobacco use. During CHEST 2003, The CHEST Foundation also will introduce its anticipated Stories at the End of Life. Spearheaded by The Foundation's Ambassadors Group, the Stories project combines real-life perspectives on coping with a loss and addressing...

World experts present respiratory and critical care research at CHEST 2003, intl scientific assembly

...e, COPD, sleep medicine, sepsis, thoracic surgery, tobacco cessation, and other respiratory conditions during CHEST 2003, the multidisciplinary world congress on diseases of the chest, October 25-30, in Orlando, FL. Thousands of medical professionals will be on hand to learn from national and international e...

Smoking more common among nursing than medical students

...del a healthy lifestyle, including abstaining from tobacco use," said Udaya B. S. Prakash, MD, FCCP, Presiden...s can encourage this healthy lifestyle by offering tobacco cessation services for students and educational programs that will help prepare future medical profe...

Novelty-seeking teens more receptive to tobacco advertising, new study shows

... known as "novelty-seeking," are more receptive to tobacco advertising and are at high risk for smoking initi...munication. "To better understand the influence of tobacco advertising on youth, this study sought to identify subgroups of adolescents who have been most rece...

New research links lung cancer screening to accelerated rates of smoking cessation

...o quit, and if those who had already quit remained tobacco free. The researchers found after one-year follow-ups, 14 percent of smokers in the study had stopped smoking. In contrast, the national quit rate average among the general smoking population is 5-7 percent. "I'm hoping we can delve into this wi...

UCLA helping nurses quit smoking

...er colleagues hope to expand nursing leadership in tobacco control through another Robert Wood Johnson Founda...c. "Despite progress in reducing the prevalence of tobacco use, in 2000 there were still 46.5 million adults in the United States who were smokers, 26 percent ...

The Group Room(R)cancer radio talk show to air live from CHEST 2003, Sunday, Oct. 26, in Orlando, FL

...ucation and disease prevention in four key areas: tobacco cessation and prevention, asthma management, end-of-life issues, and awards for research and community service. By giving life to projects in local communities and across the world, with special emphasis to those who can least afford it, The CHEST F...

NYC firefighters and EMS workers go tobacco-free

...from the participants' determination to quit using tobacco and become healthier individuals, especially after...ns indicated that 64 percent of the enrollees were tobacco free at 3-months, and 39 percent were tobacco free at 6-months. Program quit rates show a 10-fold i...

Tobacco use common in schools demonstrating poor academic performance

...rmance ratings have a significantly higher rate of tobacco exposure and experimentation than students attendi...t academic performing schools had a higher rate of tobacco exposure and experimentation than students attending other district schools. The study also found t...

Study finds classroom study groups more effective when organized by social networks

...del in a variety of settings. "Most school-based tobacco prevention programs are based on a social influenc...ams was to change psychosocial factors involved in tobacco use such as attitudes toward smoking, self-efficacy (the belief that you can accomplish what you set...

Outpatient pediatric visits good opportunity to help parents quit smoking

...overall goal is to bring evidence-based, effective tobacco control measures into the pediatric setting," says...respiratory illness or other conditions related to tobacco smoke were asked about their own smoking habits. Those who reported smoking were invited to partici...

Among elderly, depression more prevalent in Hispanics and blacks

...ties of daily living, lack of regular exercise and tobacco use. RACIAL DISPARITIES Having fewer economic resources -- less education, income or wealth; lack of private health insurance coverage or employment was associated with a greater frequency of depression. Reliance on government health insurance s...

Nicotine metabolite may improve memory, protect against disease

...ve effect of nicotine -- the addictive chemical in tobacco -- on the brain. One recent study has found that o... benefits from the nicotine in cigarettes or other tobacco products are far outweighed by the proven harm of using those products. But pure nicotine-like compo...

Smokers may want to kick butt before dental procedures

CHICAGO Swedish researchers may have found why tobacco smoking impairs the outcome of surgical and non-su...his study we investigated the relationship between tobacco smoking and the inflammatory response in smokers who consumed 10 to 20 cigarettes per day," said Mic...

Nicotine metabolite shows promise for improving memory, protecting brain cells

...s. Cotinine's biggest use has been as a marker for tobacco use by measuring urine levels; its therapeutic potential in curbing smoking also has been explored. "So cotinine has been taken by humans as a drug and has gotten mixed reviews in the literature about its effectiveness," says Dr. Buccafusco, who got ...

Study shows certain cancers significantly more common in residents of Appalachia

... this is due to certain unhealthy lifestyles, like tobacco use, and a lack of health care access. If patients in Appalachia had the same access to health care as other patients, they would have the same rate of unstaged cancer." "The increased incidence of lung cancer may be attributed to larger numbers of ...

Study suggests US stop smoking effort paying off

...states to promote smoke-free environments, counter tobacco advertising and promotion, limit tobacco access and availability, and increase tobacco prices through new excise taxes. To evaluate the im...

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