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New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

... WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- smoking bans, while a necessary and positive trend for ... on examining these unique challenges related to a smoking stigma, childcare and personal safety. ... safety concerns about going outside to smoke when smoking indoors isn't permitted. Moreover, childcare and ...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

... currently suing the FDA in federal court, smoking Everywhere and Njoy. "In comparison to the ... been railing against anything having to do with smoking since the 1980's. Joshua M. Sharfstein also ... Henry A. Waxman, originator of the Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by ...

Smoking increases potential for metastatic pancreatic cancer

... (PHILADELPHIA) smoking has once again been implicated in the development ... cancer. Exposure to nicotine by way of cigarette smoking may increase the likelihood that pancreatic ... correlated OPNc expression with the patients' smoking history. OPNc expression was found on 87 percent ...

Ovary Removal May Play a Role in Lung Cancer

... place of residency, jobs, medical and smoking history, and (among women) menstruation and ... "A major strength of this study was the detailed smoking information which we obtained from all study ... "This is important because of the role of smoking in lung cancer and because smokers generally have ...

RESPONSE to the FDA and Public Health Experts Findings on Electronic Cigarettes

... speak specifically to the components of NJOY or smoking Everywhere's cartridges, we do understand from ... for responsible, adult smokers, and not as a smoking cessation product. SmokeStik has NEVER sold ... is a U.S.-based manufacturer of the alternative smoking device, SmokeStik. SmokeStik effectively ...

E-Cigarettes Pose a Health Hazard, FDA Warns

... Njoy, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Florida-based smoking Everywhere, according to Benjamin Westenberger, ... one of the companies that markets e-cigarettes, smoking Everywhere, filed suit against the FDA in late ... and in shopping malls and could be a gateway to smoking actual cigarettes, they noted. "It looks like ...

FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes

... an alternative source of nicotine in places where smoking is not allowed. They also provide an unproven and unapproved alternative to smoking cessation therapies that have been approved by ... about their health should utilize approved smoking cessation medications and counseling rather than ...

Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

... a new study finds. For children exposed to smoking while still in the womb, another asthma risk, ... combined with traffic pollution or exposure to smoking before birth, the risk of asthma increased more ... that exposure to traffic pollution and prenatal smoking as well as stress are more common in lower ...

Ovary removal may increase lung cancer risk

... history, occupational exposures, medical and smoking history, and (among women) menstruation and ... "A major strength of this study was the detailed smoking information which we obtained from all study participants; this is important because of the role of smoking in lung cancer and because smokers generally have ...

Internet May Be Newest Venue for Teen Tobacco Exposure

... in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Keeping teens from smoking is critical to ensuring that adult smoking rates go down. Ninety percent of smokers start smoking by their 21st birthday, according to the American ...

Is a society with smokers profitable?

... can be seen from this review, for example, that smoking is a personal choice which can generate net ... preventive measures nowadays: the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants and the taxes on payment ... in other words, those who value the pleasure of smoking more than the present and future costs of the ...

New Survey Highlights Emotional, Financial Toll Multi-Generational Tobacco Use Takes on Parents Sandwiched In Between

... Children are fifty percent more likely to start smoking if they have a parent who smokes - and in ... sons - 28, 14 and 11. "Our 28-year-old started smoking when he turned 18 and our 14-year-old is already sneaking cigarettes. My father quit smoking later in his life, but I'm concerned about ...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Cherry and Cinnamon Flavored Nicotine Lozenges

... Commit(R) lozenge, which is an aid to smoking cessation. Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. ... nicotine lozenge category. The expanded range of smoking cessation products also includes coated mint and ... flavored gum, uncoated gum and lozenges." The smoking cessation category is selling at an annual rate ...

UK Smoking Ban Fuels Rise In Surgery

... With the two year anniversary of the smoking ban upon us (1st July 2009), SurgiCare, a leading ... 11, 2009 -- With the two year anniversary of the smoking ban upon us (1st July 2009), SurgiCare, a leading ... looks could be improved - and having stopped smoking - can now afford to correct the damage. ...

Pre-cessation patch doubles quit success rate: Researchers call for labeling changes

... N.C. -- Using a nicotine patch before quitting smoking can double success rates, according to Duke ... director of the Duke Center for Nicotine and smoking Research and lead author of the paper that is ... resulted from concerns that using a patch while smoking could lead to nicotine overdose. However, a ...

Low birth weight linked to long-term respiratory problems

... and adulthood. Dr. Walter notes that maternal smoking is a risk factor for low birth weight, and that ... "[In this study] we did not find that maternal smoking confounded the affect of low birth weight on ... research is needed comparing hospitalization and smoking rates between adults with history of low birth ...

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 ... disease (CVD) in "at risk" women during the smoking cessation process. Results showed ...

Team Sports Can't Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

... it can't compete with the powerful influence of smoking in movies, a new study finds. Movies can shape ... habits; other studies have found that seeing smoking in movies increases the chances that children ... 50 percent of adolescent smokers attribute their smoking to seeing it in films, researchers say. "Team ...

Florida State Tobacco Tax Increase May Prompt Smokers to Quit Spontaneously

... by getting help and support from proven stop smoking tools such as therapeutic nicotine products like ... 877-U-CAN-NOW (877-822-6669). The QuitLine is a smoking cessation service offered by the State of Florida ... the state an excellent opportunity to reduce smoking rates and improve public health," said Marty ...

Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning

... be caused by nicotine withdrawal. People who stop smoking can suffer from depression, anxiety, ... these drugs can be very effective. "Stopping smoking is a goal we all want to work towards, and if ... Pfizer, said in a prepared statement. "Quitting smoking is one of the best things people can do for their ...

Both good/bad movie characters who smoke influence teens to do the same

... "Previous studies have confirmed a link between smoking in movies and the initiation of smoking by adolescents, and we wanted to dig deeper into the data to see if the type of character who is smoking matters. Is it 'good guys' or 'bad guys' that ...

Possible benefit from online genetic testing for lung cancer

... signs of decreased confidence that quitting smoking could reduce their risk of lung cancer, but ... to receive at least one of several offered known smoking cessation aids. "Genetic information is ... test, all of the smokers selected some sort of smoking cessation help with no difference between the ...

DOD, VA should take stronger steps to combat tobacco use in military, veteran populations

... policies and practices that could lower rates of smoking and help soldiers and veterans quit. Tobacco ... of new tobacco users entering the military. smoking should be banned at military academies, and the ... Care Act of 1992, which requires them to maintain smoking areas for veterans and employees. This act should ...

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 ... not only asks employers to provide comprehensive smoking cessation coverage, but also actively promote the ...

Nicotine dependence remains prevalent despite recent declines in cigarette use

... successful in preventing Americans from taking up smoking than in persuading hard-core smokers to stop. The ... addressed in previous estimates of the decline in smoking prevalence," says Renee Goodwin, PhD, associate ... mainly addressed tobacco use or cigarette smoking per se rather than examining the frequency and ...

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

... New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July ... The study also suggests that second hand smoking may lead to the same neuroinflamation conditions. ... NNK. This means that both direct and second-hand smoking can lead to substantial measures of NNK intake. ...

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

... each year from tobacco-related disease - smoking causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS , ... suicides combined. - Someone dies from smoking every 72 seconds . HOUSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- DaretoQuit.com is the only online stop smoking program that interacts daily with the user, ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Applauds New Federal Anti-Tobacco Law

... President Barack Obama for signing the Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives ... Kids, annual healthcare costs directly caused by smoking amount to $5.19 billion for Pennsylvania ... Indoor Air law that took effect last September, smoking is prohibited in most public places and ...

Obama Signs Tough New Anti-Smoking Law

... to regulate tobacco products. Under the Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA will ... protect our children from the harmful effects of smoking has finally emerged victorious," Obama said ... In a prepared statement, she added, "Because smoking and chewing tobacco cause serious public health ...

CIGGX, the 100% Natural Smoker's Aid That Reduces the Desire to Smoke, Selects TransMedia Group as Their PR Firm

... /PRNewswire/ -- CIGGX , the natural solution smoking cessation product, has selected TransMedia Group ... the fastest, least expensive and most effective smoking aids available anywhere. CIGGX also acts as ... Gould of NPI, "CIGGX is the only all natural smoking cessation product that really works. Consumers ...

Tobacco Control Bill Heads to White House as Health Groups Cheer

... In a prepared statement, she added, "Because smoking and chewing tobacco cause serious public health ... Action Network. "Senate passage of the 'Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act' has the ... Cancer Society offers a guide for quitting smoking . --HealthDay ...

State Tobacco Control a Mixed Bag

... (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to help people quit smoking vary from state to state, and despite progress ... under federal control. The report, Cigarette smoking Prevalence and Policies in the 50 States: An Era ... of national trends and tobacco-control policy and smoking behaviors in all 50 states. "There are some ...

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

... in Arizona are working. New data shows that smoking prevalence dropped more than 20 percent in ... the significant drop from 19.8 to 15.7 percent in smoking prevalence. "As soon as I took office, I ... are hopeful that the downward trend in Arizona's smoking prevalence will continue." "As many of ...

American Lung Association in Iowa Thanks Senators Harkin and Grassley for Votes to Pass Legislation Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

... Senate's 79 to 17 vote in favor of the Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (HR 1256) ... Senate this week to ensure passage of the Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This ... of the Senate-passed version of the Family smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act so that it can ...

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Makes Agency Changes to Support Growth on Global Brands

... TBWA assigned alli and smoking Control Grey assigned US brands TUMS, ... for the weight loss brand alli(R) and for the smoking Control franchise, including Nicorette(R), ... than 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R), NicoDerm(R) CQ ...

Recent smoking-cessation research highlights importance of keeping teens from smoking

... Given that most college students begin smoking in high school, another study by faculty at HEC ... reveals that, despite good intentions to quit smoking after college, multiple strategies (and multiple ... are typically necessary to be successful at smoking cessation. Despite the best efforts to prevent ...

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

... State Association to offer a comprehensive smoking cessation program in the nation. This program is ... The initiative includes all cigarettes and other smoking products. The PPFFA is working closely with its ... all fire fighters have access to comprehensive smoking cessation treatments through their health care ...

Florida's $1 Cigarette Tax Increase a Big Win for Public Health

... the budget dramatically increased funding for smoking cessation services for Floridians, including ... Society's Florida Division. "This will reduce smoking and save lives." The American Cancer ... impact savings for the state from adult and youth smoking decline is estimated to be $6.9 billion. ...

Arizona Shows More Than a 20% Drop in Smoking Rates

... 170,000 Arizonans quit smoking since 2007 PHOENIX, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ... Surveillance System 2008, shows that the rate of smoking among adults in Arizona has dropped significantly ... prevalence equating to 170,000 Arizonans who quit smoking since 2007. The rate ...

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

... because of prevention - mostly a reduction in smoking rates; detection which includes screening for ... to go." Hopefully, continued reductions in smoking rates, especially among women, should push cancer ... Kentucky. These statistics correlate directly to smoking rates in the two states, with Utah having the ...
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