Navigation Links
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit
Date:7/31/2012

TUESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- The recent increase in the Illinois cigarette tax is an example of how making smoking more expensive can convince some people it's time to quit.

For example, being a smoker in Chicago can easily cost $300 a month, which is more than twice as expensive as a monthly prescription of medications to help a person quit smoking.

But even when the cost of smoking convinces a person to quit, it can be hard to kick the habit, said Dr. Phillip McAndrew, an internal medicine physician and occupational health expert at Loyola University Health System.

"Nicotine really is that addictive. It's a hard battle, but every one that we win, including increasing the cost of cigarettes through taxes, brings individual smokers to the tipping point where the pain of smoking overcomes the joys of nicotine and they quit," McAndrew noted. "The tipping point could be a life-altering health experience, but often it's the impact on the pocketbook that makes people really consider quitting," he explained in a Loyola news release.

"To quit you need the time and teamwork approach. Don't expect to do it overnight and you need a team of support around you to cheer you on. That team captain should be your physician," McAndrew said.

"Nicotine is too strong an opponent for someone to go it alone. You need that team to help keep you on track when everything inside of you wants to go back," he advised.

McAndrew offered the following tips to help people quit smoking:

  • Assemble a support team that includes your family, doctor, friends and co-workers.
  • Set a specific date to quit. Make it two to four weeks away so that you have time to prepare. When quit day arrives, make sure to celebrate it.
  • Make preparations to limit the temptation of nicotine while you try to quit. Talk to your doctor about medications and other methods to help you; buy gum, carrot sticks or other snacks to k
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Generation X is surprisingly unconcerned about climate change
2. Spending on childrens health rising faster than adults over past 4 years, says report
3. Rising Solar Engineering and Design Firm Enters 1.7 MW's in Connecticut ZREC Auction and Positions for Future Growth
4. Discount Supermarkets Tied to Rising Obesity Rates
5. NYC Doc Announces 3 Surprising Ways to Beat Seasonal Allergies
6. Life-saving primary PCI rising in Stent for Life countries
7. Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis
8. Surprising results for use of dialysis for kidney failure in developing world
9. Catastrophic Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising
10. Surgery Rates Rising for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Study
11. LSUHSC research finds HPV-related head & neck cancers rising, highest in middle-aged white men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit
(Date:7/31/2014)... have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled ... in living cells. The work offers a promising ... and tissue engineering applications. The findings were published ... Chemie International Edition . , "We have demonstrated ... we can form completely new types of aggregates. ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today launched a new ... Bottled Water – Always there when you need it ,” ... plays in times of natural disasters and other emergencies. , ... for hurricanes and other forms of severe weather, and this ... a moment to re-assess their risks and update hurricane kits ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 ANS and Dr. Yaron Moshel ... ANS Skull Base Center and what the future holds for ... Base Surgery Center ?, Skull base surgery is a form ... the brain, an area historically considered very delicate and relatively ... areas was by retracting healthy brain tissue, leading to more ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... There,s sad news in the study of happiness. ... , University of Cincinnati research on perceived happiness shows ... coping. , This is despite the fact that there ... feel happier, says Keith King, professor and coordinator of ... they don,t use them enough. , "We have a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... world’s first whirlpool bathtub, has launched a new and ... distributor customers alike. , The Jacuzzi Luxury Bath website ... mirrors the superior design and quality represented by the ... focus on product design and inspirational bathroom applications. “The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Carnegie Mellon chemists create nanofibers using unprecedented new method 2Health News:New Video Showcases Bottled Water’s Important Role in Times of Emergencies 2Health News:New Video Showcases Bottled Water’s Important Role in Times of Emergencies 3Health News:New Video Showcases Bottled Water’s Important Role in Times of Emergencies 4Health News:Dr. Yaron Moshel of Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) Discusses Brain Tumor Surgery 2Health News:Dr. Yaron Moshel of Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) Discusses Brain Tumor Surgery 3Health News:Simple tips to fend off freak-outs 2Health News:Simple tips to fend off freak-outs 3Health News:Jacuzzi Luxury Bath Launches New and Improved Website 2
... a new Medical,Industry Feature of the Week highlighting functional ... maintain healthy digestive flora.,This new programming will be sponsored ... the first and only network for medical professionals,will air ... twice a,day July 7-20. Healthcare professionals can tune in ...
... seeks policy, social changes that boost healthier eating, ... the high rate of obesity in the United States ... Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. , The AHA also ... adopt healthy behaviors, such as eating right and being ...
... more effective than placebo, one expert says , , MONDAY, ... the pain of placing intravenous (IV) lines in children, ... reduced pain by 34 percent in children getting IV ... the success rate of inserting the lines, said lead ...
... percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines excruciating ... studying a rare, inherited form of migraine, researchers at ... biological basis of the painful, debilitating disorder. , In ... Alfred George Jr., M.D., and colleagues report that ...
... June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of rheumatoid arthritis is ... (more than 10 pounds) than those with an average birth weight ... the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, analyzed data from ... Health Study between 1976 and 2002. The women were aged 30 ...
... researchers at the Ocean University of China has developed and ... can accurately measure wind speed and direction over large areas ... weather forecasting and sports. , As described in the ... published by the Optical Society, the mobile lidar station can ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ReachMD XM 157 Announces Medical Information Feature on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Its Treatments, and the Role of Probiotics 2Health News:Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate 2Health News:Spray Cuts Kids' Pain When Getting IVs 2Health News:Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder 2Health News:New technology may help Olympic sailing 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Mass. , July 31, 2014  Decision Resources ... technology market intelligence product Marketrack to now include ChinaTrack; ... device landscape in an interactive dashboard providing detailed ... procedure volumes at a hospital level. Other ... , Updated data feed: In addition to end-user surveys ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Lazarus Effect, a medical ... devices to facilitate removal of blood clots, announced the ... financing will support EU commercialization of several approved Lazarus ... Lazarus ReCover™ and Lazarus Cover™ in the ... investor confidence in the value of our novel, platform ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Catylix, Inc. ( ... Milpitas, California ) announced today the ... commercialize new fluorination products and related chemistry. ... from the use of substituents that are chemically ... polarity to improve binding and bioavailability. Fluorinated functional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Decision Resources Group Announces First Medical Device Account Targeting Tool in China 2Lazarus Effect Closes $5 Million Financing 2Catylix, Inc. and Aspira Scientific Announce Joint Venture to Commercialize New Fluorination Technologies 2
... WOONSOCKET, R.I. , Jan. 12 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: ... increase in its quarterly dividend of approximately 15%, to 8.75 cents ... 2010 to holders of record on January 22, 2010 . This ... up 4.5 cents per share from the previous rate of ...
... , , BETHESDA, Md. , ... in biotechnology for diabetes therapy, and a provider of technical ... companies, today announced the completion of patient enrollment in its ... the safety and efficacy of D-tagatose as an oral treatment ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CVS Caremark Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend 15% 2Spherix Completes Enrollment in NEET, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating an Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes 2Spherix Completes Enrollment in NEET, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating an Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes 3Spherix Completes Enrollment in NEET, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating an Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes 4Spherix Completes Enrollment in NEET, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating an Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes 5
... Deviation Splint uses safe, mild to moderate ... deviation at the MP joints. Dorsal-based splint ... and ulnar polycentric hinges located at the ... Padded, malleable finger rings can be individually ...
... FREEDOM® Boxer Fracture Prefab Orthosis For ... fractures. Rigid Kydex shell immobilizes and ... T-Foam™ padded interior adds comfort, support, ... In hard-to-fit cases, the shell may ...
Combination Oppenheimer with Knuckle Bender - to dorsiflex wrist and flex MCP joints; includes two attachments to extend/flex distal finger joints....
... makes dynamic splinting easier and faster. ... fit every splinting need. Non-slip foam ... the distal phalanx. One size is ... 10 and 25. FoamWrap™ splints are ...
Medicine Products: