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

... resources for this group of women struggling to quit smoking," said Cheryl G. Healton, Dr. P.H., ... The American Legacy Foundation offers a free quit smoking program called EX(R). The innovative ... recommends a comprehensive plan to help smokers quit that involves seeking medical advice from a ...

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

... is 45, she still smokes despite having tried to quit multiple times. Children are fifty percent more ... is already sneaking cigarettes. My father quit smoking later in his life, but I'm concerned ... Almost half (49 percent) think that a national quit smoking campaign will help reduce healthcare ...

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

... patch is only recommended for use after the quit date," explains Jed Rose, director of the Duke ... a low-tar and nicotine cigarette. Following the quit date, all groups received standard nicotine patch ... it helps researchers predict people's subsequent quit success. "People on the patch are more likely to ...

New Study Shows Many Unplanned Quit Smoking Attempts are Successful

... and Tobacco Research , shows that many U.S. quit attempts are unplanned and can be a successful ... of subjects reported that their most recent quit attempt started without any advance planning, suggesting that for some smokers, setting an advance quit date may not be as necessary as once thought. ...

Florida State Tobacco Tax Increase May Prompt Smokers to Quit Spontaneously

... cigarettes may prompt Florida smokers to try and quit spontaneously. New data published in the ... and Tobacco Research , shows that many U.S. quit attempts are unplanned and these types of ... of subjects reported that their most recent quit attempt started without any advance planning, ...

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

... News) -- Two drugs prescribed to help people quit smoking, Chantix and Zyban, will now carry ... using a variety of therapies to help them quit smoking, including patients who currently have ... providers in treating smokers attempting to quit and provides specific information about Chantix ...

WellPoint Teams up with Bob Harper from 'The Biggest Loser' to Expand Efforts Aimed at Improving Individuals' Health

... in our lives. For any person who's ever tried to quit smoking, lose weight, eat healthier or adopt a ... that a person's: Likelihood to quit smoking increased by 67 percent if her or his spouse quit smoking; 36 percent if a ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Teams up with Bob Harper from 'The Biggest Loser' To Expand Efforts Aimed at Improving Individuals' Health

... in our lives. For any person who's ever tried to quit smoking, lose weight, eat healthier or adopt a ... that a person's: Likelihood to quit smoking increased by 67 percent if her or his spouse quit smoking; 36 percent if a ...

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

... Web site aimed at helping encourage patients to quit smoking. "The Texas Coalition for Worksite ... has realized benefits of helping state employees quit smoking for good. Although the statewide smoking ... Sept. 1, 2009. "Helping state employees quit smoking is good for employees and good for Texas ...

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

... mothers need to help them be successful in their quit attempts -- giving their unborn babies the best ... services to pregnant women in their attempts to quit using tobacco. All services are offered free of ... efforts are intended to help individuals to quit -- or never start -- using tobacco products, and ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Spanish-Language Smoking Cessation Resource Web Site

... and support for Latino residents who want to quit using tobacco products." The new site was ... and tools to make it easier for them in their quit attempts. The site includes the quit Companion, a free online support program that ...

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

... 3, 2009Despite the efforts of college students to quit smoking, recent research conducted by Joyce M. ... study reveals that, despite good intentions to quit smoking after college, multiple strategies (and ... they are college students smokers, many want to quit but need strategies that get results. Programs ...

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

... prescription medications, counseling and multiple quit attempts. "The American Lung Association is ... smokers want to quit, fewer than five percent who quit on their own do it successfully. Smokers need ... and the ability to create individualized quit plans with their health care providers. The PPFFA ...

PA Department of Health Launches Spanish-Language Smoking Cessation Resource Web Site

... and support for Latino residents who want to quit using tobacco products." The new site was ... and tools to make it easier for them in their quit attempts. The site includes the quit Companion, a free online support program that ...

Arizona Shows More Than a 20% Drop in Smoking Rates

... 170,000 Arizonans quit smoking since 2007 PHOENIX, May 27 ... in prevalence equating to 170,000 Arizonans who quit smoking since 2007. The rate of smoking in one ... was quitting smoking utilizing the state's free quit assistance program - ASHLine. This campaign was ...

Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence Supports the FDA Ban of 'Electronic' Cigarettes

... we are concerned that smokers desperate to quit will place their faith in unproven therapies," ... a sense of failure, which can delay another quit attempt for years. Unfortunately, this can mean ... quitting effort. While ATTUD supports the quit attempts of all tobacco users, it strongly ...

Renowned Smoking Cessation Expert Launches Popular Stop Smoking Seminar in UK

... of the Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy London event quit smoking in one day, without nicotine withdrawal ... smoker with a deep understanding of how to quit smoking for good. For over a decade he has been ... it. After those initial 4 hours the vast majority quit smoking for good. And they do so without any ...

Minnesota Smokers Turning to QUITPLAN(R) Services After Cigarette Tax Hike

... on cigarettes has a lot of Minnesotans trying to quit smoking. QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking ... smokers (31 percent) report that they had made a quit attempt as a result of the fee increase. The more ... from QUITPLAN Services to help them successfully quit smoking, save money and improve their health." ...

BODY WORLDS Exhibition Uses Lung Specimens to Launch Anti-Smoking Campaign at the San Diego Natural History Museum

... I quit Program begins April 15 in Partnership with the ... Diegans may have an extra incentive to finally quit smoking. BODY WORLDS , in partnership with the ... www.smokefreesandiego.org website, launches I quit --a smoking cessation program beginning April 15 ...

Tobacco is Toxic for Toto Too

... Legacy Foundation(R) is challenging pet owners to quit smoking for their pets during the month of April, ... pet exposure to SHS would motivate them to try to quit smoking. These findings, coupled with the ... resources and information to smokers who want to quit for their own health through a national campaign ...

Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

... April 8 (HealthDay News) -- To truly help people quit smoking, doctors need to treat the habit as a ... high-intensity counseling group had the highest quit rates. The findings "show the importance of ... of those in the combination therapy group had quit smoking, compared with 19 percent of those who ...

Hypnotherapy Breakthrough: Renowned Smoking Cessation Specialist Helps To Stop Smoking In One Session

... rates with a breakthrough hypnosis technique to quit smoking after only one session ... are many people and systems that claim you will quit smoking. The hypnosis system I use has the ... usually tell me they've tried everything to quit smoking : patches, gum, acupuncture, or 'going ...

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

... number of Pennsylvanians who are trying to quit smoking as a result of the recent increase in ... "The average smoker makes between five and eight quit attempts before being successful, but those who ... yet ready to quit, materials such as a self-help quit guide and tailored fact sheets along with local ...

Nicotine Replacement May Help Smokers Quit Gradually

... less but makes it twice as likely that they will quit altogether, British researchers report. ... "and twice as many in the active treatment groups quit smoking compared with the placebo side," he said. ... said it meant that 3 percent of smokers quit who otherwise would not have. Participants in ...

Many Smokers Don't Tell Docs About Their Habit

... found that only about half of those who want to quit within the next month actually asked their doctor ... thing they can do to extend their lives is to quit smoking. In view of that, precious little time is ... might need to make even six or seven attempts to quit before they actually stop smoking, Edelman said. ...

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

... Independence Blue Cross offers resources to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle ... costs close to $6.50. Smokers in the state who quit a pack-a-day habit would save about $2,370 per ... Blue Cross. "But successful attempts to quit are often inspired by a strong motivator, like a ...

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

... Create Missed Opportunities for Smokers to quit WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Health ... their health care providers' ability to help them quit smoking, and are therefore continuing to put ... the information they need to begin a successful quit attempt." On average, smokers make 6 to ...

Federal Tobacco Tax Increase a Good Reason to Quit Smoking

... the price increase to prompt more people to quit smoking. The Department of Health's toll-free Tobacco quit Line is a great place to start. In response to the expected loss in sales as more people quit smoking, several major tobacco companies, ...

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

... shows that smokers are more likely to try to quit when the price of cigarettes goes up," said Dr. ... of smokers currently quitting, or more likely to quit smoking, noted in the survey that they do not ... half (48 percent) said they would prefer to quit cold turkey or gradually cut down smoking without ...

Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

... March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who quit smoking before the 15th week of pregnancy reduce ... of Auckland in New Zealand. Women who don't quit smoking by 15 weeks are three times more likely ... Eighty percent did not smoke, 10 percent had quit smoking and 10 percent were current smokers. ...

Kick Butts Day a Timely Prelude to Nebraska's June 1 Smoking Ban

... Another reminder to quit smoking from the Nebraska Medical Association ... that often it's not enough to "want" to quit smoking. Many smokers need help. In addition to ... counseling, FDA-approved medications and multiple quit attempts. Research shows that many smokers ...

"I'm In" - Duncan Bannatyne Judges "Switch Ash for Cash" Schools Competition

... the reasons they are giving up and rewards their quit attempts using sweets. Of the winner, ... and good common sense. There's no better time to quit than No Smoking Day." The No Smoking Day ... UK are thinking about or planning to cut down or quit as a direct result of the economic downturn. The ...

Recession leads 1 in 3 Smokers to cut Down or Quit

... are thinking about or planning to cut down or quit as a direct result of the economic downturn. The ... (9%) will be taking the first step and making a quit attempt on No Smoking Day. No Smoking Day ... tough, so for those who are ready to quit there has never been a better time." Women ...

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

... health toll. "GSK plans to introduce our quit smoking aids to 85 percent of the world's smokers ... in the fight against tobacco to offer help to quit tobacco use through three types of treatment - ... of products designed to help smokers quit is a positive step towards a smoke-free world," ...

Experts Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

... help tobacco users who are unable or unwilling to quit to switch to the least harmful nicotine products. ... put, there is no 'one size fits all' method to quit or reduce smoking," Zeller added. "The public ... but who find themselves unable or unwilling to quit have options on how ...

Experts in Government, Public Health, Public Policy and Science Outline Blueprint for Reducing Death and Disease From Tobacco in the United States

... tobacco users who are unable or unwilling to quit to shift to the least harmful nicotine products. ... put, there is no 'one size fits all' method to quit or reduce smoking. The public health community ... but who find themselves unable or unwilling to quit have options on how ...

Smokeless Tobacco May Not Help Smokers Quit

... whether smokeless tobacco can help smokers quit cigarettes, contends a new study. In Sweden, many smokers try to quit smoking by using snus, a form of moist, powdered ... smokeless tobacco as a way to help smokers quit cigarettes. However, University of California, ...

Promise of Cash Prompts Smokers to Quit

... efforts. "Only about 2 to 3 percent of smokers quit each year," said Thomas Glynn, director of cancer ... receive an additional $250 if they successfully quit smoking within six months from the start of the ... the financial incentives prodded more people to quit and stay off cigarettes because they provided ...

Today Show and American Legacy Foundation(R) Team Up to Help Smokers Call it Quits

... Calls It Quits to Profile Three Parents as They quit Smoking WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 ... with NBC's Today Show to help three parents quit smoking and motivate families nationwide to ... Each smoker will create a comprehensive quit plan, ...

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

... "The average smoker makes between five and eight quit attempts before being successful, and those who ... patch giveaway to highlight Determined to quit Week, Jan. 25-31, which is intended to educate ... about the many resources available to help them quit using tobacco products. Call the Quitline ...
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