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FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes

... have claimed. In contrast to tobacco cessation products that have been approved by the FDA, ... an unproven and unapproved alternative to smoking cessation therapies that have been approved by the FDA as ... their health should utilize approved smoking cessation medications and counseling rather than unapproved ...

News briefs from the July issue of CHEST

... SMOKING cessation MAY PROVIDE IMMEDIATE BENEFIT TO HEART A new article suggests smoking cessation provides immediate benefits to patients. ... (CVD) in "at risk" women during the smoking cessation process. Results showed that ...

Florida State Tobacco Tax Increase May Prompt Smokers to Quit Spontaneously

... (877-822-6669). The QuitLine is a smoking cessation service offered by the State of Florida for its ... quitting smoking. By providing safe and effective cessation aids, like therapeutic nicotine, all smokers ... 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R) and NicoDerm(R) CQ(R), and ...

Wisconsin Tobacco Tax Increase Is Positive Step for Health, but Budget Disappoints by Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

... than half for critical tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This devastating cut will reduce the ... spends a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs to just $6.85 million a year. This is ... laws and well-funded tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Wisconsin legislators passed ...

Business, Health Care Leaders Call on Texas Employers to Cover Smoking Cessation Benefits for an Additional 100,000 People by 2010

... to provide employees with comprehensive smoking cessation benefits. The goal is to increase the number of Texas workers with comprehensive smoking cessation coverage by an additional 100,000 within the next ... asks employers to provide comprehensive smoking cessation coverage, but also actively promote the ...

STOP SMOKING ONLINE: Houston Psychologists Develop Groundbreaking, Interactive Stop Smoking Program

... ) DaretoQuit.com is a 6 week smoking cessation program developed by psychologists and based upon ... is the only interactive, individualized smoking cessation program that tailors itself to individuals and ... self-help programming to the arena of smoking cessation with the help of Joy Schmitz, Ph.D. , a licensed ...

President Obama Delivers Historic Victory for America's Kids and Health over Tobacco

... laws and well-funded tobacco prevention and cessation programs. It is our hope that this ... to expand national tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. We also look forward to the U.S. ... Prevention stepping up its tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives, and the National Institutes of ...

State Launches New Campaign to Help Pregnant Smokers Go Tobacco-Free

... Control Program are launching a new smoking cessation campaign to target the 28 percent of pregnant ... or by visiting www.DeterminedToQuit.com for cessation information and support. The NWPA Tobacco ... and include support for family members seeking cessation support. The Department of Health's tobacco ...

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Addresses National Conference on Tobacco During Opening Session in Phoenix

... state to keep moving forward with prevention and cessation programs. Highlights of Governor Brewer's ... since 2007. High taxes, a tough indoor air law, cessation services and a collaborative statewide effort to ... of youth prevention marketing - and our cessation services." As part of state ...

U.S. Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year with Five Basic Preventive Services

... could be saved a year if doctors offered tobacco cessation counseling. A print ad in Roll Call , a ... a doctor's office - aspirin counseling, tobacco cessation counseling, adult influenza immunization, ... mentioned in the ad - aspirin counseling, tobacco cessation counseling and adult flu immunization - actually ...

PA Professional Fire Fighters Association is First State Association in Nation to Offer Smoking Cessation Program

... Association to offer a comprehensive smoking cessation program in the nation. This program is part of ... fighters have access to comprehensive smoking cessation treatments through their health care insurers. ... pleased to partner with the PPFFA in its smoking cessation efforts and in helping any fire fighters to ...

Arizona Shows More Than a 20% Drop in Smoking Rates

... effective in getting the message out about free cessation services. ADHS BTCD began working with ... BTCD is the tobacco prevention, education and cessation program for the state of Arizona and is funded by ... offers effective, research-based tobacco use cessation services to Arizona residents through ...

Statement by American Legacy Foundation(R): Findings of Decades of Massive Fraud by Tobacco Industry Upheld in U.S. Court of Appeals

... that for every dollar spent on prevention and cessation programs, lives are saved." Multiple ... and other proven-effective prevention and cessation programs should be included as part of remedies. ... to the nation's leading tobacco prevention and cessation experts. From this in-house broadcast studio, ...

AstraZeneca Announces TOPROL-XL(R) (Metoprolol Succinate) is Now Available

... Patients taking TOPROL-XL should avoid abrupt cessation of therapy. Following abrupt cessation of therapy with certain beta-blocking agents, ... including boxed WARNING regarding abrupt cessation of therapy, call 1-800-236-9933 or visit ...

Health Care Professionals Offer Free Consultations for National Stroke Awareness Month

... offer free workshops with an emphasis on smoking cessation to raise public awareness of stroke and assist ... consultations and group workshops at her Smoking cessation program locations. Amicarelli is an affiliate of ... the habit. She offers free nationwide smoking cessation referrals by visiting Healthy Life Centers ...

Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign Highlighting Benefits of Increase in Oregon Cigarette Tax

... revenue for critical tobacco prevention and cessation programs. (Logo: ... new revenue to help fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Prevent more than 17,600 Oregon ... the cigarette tax to fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs will deliver significant health and ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Helps Smokers Trying to Quit in Wake of Federal Cigarette Tax Hike

... from highly trained intake specialists and cessation counselors. After their initial call, callers may ... provided. Counselors also provide information on cessation coverage offered by health insurance plans and Medical Assistance. Smoking cessation information also is available through ...

Smokers Have Greater Incentive to Quit, as Big Tobacco Tax Hike Goes Into Effect Today

... reimburse them for completing an approved tobacco cessation program. If the program costs less than $200, a ... replacement products, prescription smoking cessation medication, or other aids. To earn the $200 ... by a network hospital in their area. Tobacco cessation programs also support individuals who want to ...

Not Enough Smokers Find Quit Support at the Doctor's Office

... 20 percent were provided with either self-help cessation materials, information about classes and ... shown a video about quitting, or referred to a cessation specialist the last time they spoke with their ... fewer than half (44%) were recommended a smoking cessation medication, such as over-the-counter nicotine ...

Federal Cigarette Tax Increase and Current Economy Will Change Smoker's Habits

... percent of smokers who quit without the help of cessation tools are successful long-term.(3) The same ... As an added benefit it is the first smoking cessation gum proven to help whiten teeth and reduce ... 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R) and NicoDerm(R)CQ(R), and ...

Drive or Die

... order to report on the connection between driving cessation and mortality. "We knew from earlier research that cessation of driving generally leads to bad health ... for other factors, the analysis showed that cessation of driving increased mortality risk by four to ...

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare to Reach 85 Percent of the World's Smokers with Quit Aids

... three types of treatment - telephone counselling, cessation advice in primary healthcare services and ... tobacco use in India. Encouraging the use of cessation aids such as therapeutic nicotine is the next ... 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, NicoDerm(R) CQ and Commit(R), NiQuitin ...

Pennsylvania to Offer Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Kits Beginning Feb. 2

... NOW (1-800-784-8669) to request the free kit. cessation specialists will ask whether callers have any ... who qualify must be willing to enroll in a cessation program and set an actual quit date. There is no ... and related information. Additional smoking cessation information and support is available through ....

Walmart Offers $9 Smoking Cessation Starter Pack

... affordable pharmacy program to include a smoking cessation prescription starter pack for $9, the lowest ... Americans maintain their better eating, smoking cessation and exercise pledges in 2009. "Times are ... health and wellness. "With our affordable smoking cessation offerings, we're hopeful that smokers who are ...

American Lung Association Report Card Flunks Federal Government and Most States for Neglecting to Prevent Tobacco Caused Illness

... ignored that investing in tobacco prevention and cessation programs is one of the most cost effective ways ... of tobacco products Coverage of tobacco cessation treatments Amount of federal cigarette ... education and children's groups. "F" for cessation -- The federal government's policies ...

Why Are So Many Americans Wearing Gold Earrings on their Right Ear?

... about helping Americans, using a new smoking cessation product known as Zerosmoke. Unlike other smoking cessation products, Zerosmoke contains no pills and no ... in Jupiter, FL, is the fastest growing smoking cessation product in the U.S. and Canada. For a ...

New Survey Shows Continued Progress in Reducing Youth Smoking; Congress, States Can Accelerate Declines by Implementing Proven Solutions

... budget cuts to some tobacco prevention and cessation programs and huge increases in tobacco marketing ... national and state-based tobacco prevention and cessation campaigns, and require coverage by all public and ... Every state should fund a tobacco prevention and cessation program at the level recommended by the U.S. ...

Report Shows Progress in Fight Against Cancer, but Congress, States Must Step Up Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Lung Cancer

... laws and well-funded tobacco prevention and cessation programs. In California, the first state to ... to fund a national public education and smoking cessation campaign. Every state should fund a tobacco prevention and cessation program at the level recommended by the U.S. ...

Study identifies double-balloon enteroscopy as cost-effective approach for obscure GI bleeding

... per model arm, QALYs, the number of patients with cessation of bleeding, the frequency of endoscopic ... and the greatest number of patients with cessation of bleeding. All of the other strategies were ... 86.5 percent of patients would experience cessation of hemorrhage over the course of a year in the ...

Ability to quit smoking may depend on ADHD symptoms, Columbia researchers find

... YORK Tobacco use is more prevalent and smoking cessation less likely among persons with Attention Deficit ... help smokers and physicians to better tailor cessation treatment for individuals with A.D.H.D. ... important public health consequences for smoking cessation and decreased tobacco-related mortality in this ...

November 23 Marks Tenth Anniversary of the Largest Civil Settlement in U.S. History

... dollar settlement award to support smoking cessation and prevention programs. In fact, no states are currently funding their state tobacco cessation and prevention program at levels recommended by ... in addition to supporting tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives. Those promises were largely ignored. ...

Quitting Smoking Saves Lives and Money: New American Lung Association Report Finds Most States Failing to Adequately Protect Residents and Their Bottom Line

... to a new report, Helping Smokers Quit: State cessation Coverage, released today by the American ... with comprehensive, easily-accessible tobacco cessation medications and counseling. The Lung Association ... insurance plans should also offer comprehensive cessation coverage and encourages states to require all ...

American Lung Association of Nevada Receives $150,000 Grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Help Nevada's Youth Stay Smoke-Free

... two of the ALA's effective youth prevention and cessation programs -- Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) and ... to quit through a state of the art cessation program designed specifically for teenagers. ... about the dangers of smoking, providing smoking cessation programs, advocating for smoke-free environments, ...

Smoking Coupled With Obesity Raises Death Risk

... smoking, Koster said. "It seems that smoking cessation was associated with significantly lower mortality ... "Especially important is the finding that smoking cessation has a great effect on lowering risk of dying, one ... and has to choose between weight loss and smoking cessation to improve health, the latter will have a greater ...

Physicians lack smoking cessation training

... training to follow their patients through the cessation process. New research presented at CHEST 2008, ... of smoking, tobacco treatment guidelines, cessation pharmacotherapy, interaction of nicotine with ... their health-care provider. In relation to cessation pharmacotherapy, 16 percent of prescribers and 8 ...

Hospital-based smoking cessation program after heart attack adds to success

... Hospital-based smoking cessation programs, along with referrals to cardiac ... at a facility offering an inpatient smoking cessation program. However, individual counseling was not ... cardiac rehabilitation and hospital-based smoking cessation programs appear to be under-utilized in current ...

Big Tobacco's Grip on Colleges and Students Loosens, But Still Holding Strong: New Report Examines Trends on Campuses

... from the tobacco industry. -- Provide smoking cessation programs to all students, faculty and staff. -- ... strong policies to aid in the prevention, cessation and elimination of tobacco use across campus. -- ... tobacco products, the resources available for cessation and campus policies. -- Promote and fund ...

Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Awards Grant to Clarian Tobacco Control Center

... Hudson, program manager, CTCC, states. "Tobacco cessation is among the top three highest priority and ... clear over the last decade that providing smoking cessation counseling may be similar to that of annual colon ... components that will allow them to provide brief cessation intervention." CTCC will use the ITPC grant to ...

Stopping Smoking in the Workplace Continues to Be a Challenge

... on Health (MBGH) finds the new Illinois smoking cessation law, the Smoke-free Illinois Act*, helps ... MBGH conducted its second annual Smoking cessation Survey in June of this year to gauge the level of ... members and asked employers about their smoking cessation policies and benefits, use of local ...

Recent Safety News About Smoking Cessation Therapies Leaving Smokers Confused, More Reluctant to Quit

... the safety of a prescription smoking cessation therapy. A new survey found that this news has ... smokers are avoiding medication to aid in their cessation efforts.(A) The public health stakes are high ... incorrectly attributed the safety news to other cessation aids, such as over-the-counter (OTC) therapeutic ...
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