Navigation Links
Research reveals when and why students smoke in effort to help them quit
Date:11/16/2011

Discovering when and why students smoke might lead to the development of better intervention methods, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. In an article published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, the researchers showed that partying, drinking and work prompted college students to recall their smoking experience, and that smoking occurred most often at the start of the semester and on weekends.

"Students are using social events and work as cues to remind them about smoking," said Nikole Cronk, PhD, assistant professor of family and community medicine at MU and lead author of the article. "This research is important for those working with college students to recognize when smoking is happening at its highest levels. Targeting interventions during those periods and prior to frequent smoking events would have the maximum impact on student smoking prevention."

Nearly a half million deaths are attributed to smoking annually, costing nearly $200 billion in health care costs and lost productivity in the United States. Though cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable deaths in the country, more than 20 percent of the population smokes. Every day, another 1,000 young people become new smokers.

"We know that college is a time where we see initiation of smoking," Cronk said. "If you ask college students, many will tell you it's something they don't intend to do after they're out of school, but a significant number do continue smoking. What we know is there's no safe level of smoking and no way to know that once you start you'll be able to easily quit."

Among college students, the rate of reported smokers spikes to nearly 30 percent. Since research shows that the majority of lifelong smokers begin smoking before the age of 24, targeting college student smokers with intervention and prevention efforts might help reduce those figures
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Muin
muinm@health.missouri.edu
573-884-7541
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. MSU researcher sent to Siberia to study global change
2. Rutgers-Camden researcher examines how the brain perceives shades of gray
3. BGI announces collaborative research agreements with Oregon State University
4. FSU professor wins major meteorology award for research on El Nino
5. USC researchers discover key aspect of process that activates breast cancer genes
6. Researchers confirm new cancer-causing virus
7. Researchers get $7.5M grant to combat nerve agents
8. Researchers uncover why the body cant defend against tuberculosis
9. Results triple researchers projections with use of adult stem cells for heart failure
10. Researchers develop more effective way to discover and test potential cancer drugs
11. Ultrathin flexible brain implant offers unique look at seizures in NIH-funded research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)...  A man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray ... adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease dementia, ... Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study,s ... impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate Alzheimer,s dementia (AD). ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Analyst Report Issued by Small Cap IR. In 2011, Nilson ... transactions at merchants on the leading payment cards rose to ... debit, and prepaid cards reached 6.54 billion.  Eight million credit ... usage in 2012, and credit and debit card fraud resulted ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NEW YORK , Jan. 22, 2015   EyeLock, Inc. ... announced it has appointed Steve Gerber to the ... Gerber will be responsible for leading development of mobile platforms ... 25 years of success and innovation in the semiconductor industry ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3$4.80 Near Term Price Target with "Buy" given by CapRock Research for NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) issued by Small Cap IR 2EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2
... zoonotic pathogens from previously unrecognized wildlife reservoirs remains one ... past century, numerous pathogens have emerged and re-emerged with ... 18 months, and the majority have zoonotic origins in ... Nile Virus. The National Institute for Mathematical ...
... This release is available in French . ... Technology Prize was given today, June 9, to EPFL professor ... for the extraordinary career of the man whose dye-sensitized solar ... for Michael Grtzelafter consecrating thirty years to the development of ...
... but gasoline, computers, and tennis shoes just might thanks ... produce fuel, plastics, and other chemicals from plants instead ... the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ... Melody Voith notes that today,s plant-based fuels and plastics ...
Cached Biology News:
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015   PureTech , a science ... commercializing disruptive products and technologies in the healthcare sector, ... former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors ... "It,s has been a pleasure to know Chris ... we will be working together more closely now," said ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or the "Company") ... develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced ... for the fiscal first quarter ended December  31, 2014. ... dollars (CAD), unless otherwise stated. "During ... from our existing customers and add to our sales ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Feb. 26, 2015 ... discussed growth priorities driven by key research advancements and ... segments at today,s Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 ... met the challenge of building grain supplies the last ... to continue at the pace of the last decade, ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 The healthcare landscape is ... arena, Frost & Sullivan will host its 20 th ... MindXchange , March 8 to 10, at the Hilton San ... This event is a platform for ... to discuss industry disruptions and how to succeed in an ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 2Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 3Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 4SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 2SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 3SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 4SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 5SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 6DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 2DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 3DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 4DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 5Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 2Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 3
... Burbano to senior associate and project architects Tess Kavanagh and ... firm ( http://www.ratcliffarch.com ) provides a ... healthcare, academic and civic clients throughout the Western United States. ... 20 years of architectural design experience. He is currently ...
... , , SAN DIEGO, June 4 Neurocrine ... Kevin Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences ... Conference in New York. , , The live ... Eastern Time (ET)/10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). The presentation ...
... Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ) today announced ... of ANA598, in particular a proposed Phase II study in ... and ribavirin. , , As part of ... ANA773 and is reducing its workforce by approximately 40%. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ratcliff Promotes Jorge Burbano to Senior Associate; Tess Kavanagh and Tony Keung to Associate 2Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference 2Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Strategic Restructuring to Focus Operations on Continuing the Advancement of ANA598 2Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Strategic Restructuring to Focus Operations on Continuing the Advancement of ANA598 3Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Strategic Restructuring to Focus Operations on Continuing the Advancement of ANA598 4Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Strategic Restructuring to Focus Operations on Continuing the Advancement of ANA598 5
... SUPERaseIn RNase Inhibitor (patent pending) is ... that noncovalently binds and inhibits the most ... B, C, 1 and T1. SUPERaseIn can ... contamination could be problematic. It is ideal ...
... The ChIP (Chemical Inkjet Printer) ... Peptide Mass Fingerprinting and Protein Macroarray ... proteomics company, ProteomeSystems. The strategy compliments ... 2-D gels (using the proteins isoelectric ...
...
... to the third cytoplasmic loop of human ... KLH. The immunizing peptide has 79% homology ... Physical form: Solution in phosphate buffered saline, ... Titertest method: IHC (p). Titertest values: ...
Biology Products: