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Anti-smoking Drug Could Help Treat Alcoholism: Study

..., manufactured by Pfizer and approved as a smoking cessation aid in the United States and Europe in 2006, has been shown to reduce nicotine consumption by affecting the brain's reward system for addictive substances. The research team, noting that cigarettes and alcohol are often abused together, wanted to s...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...ls two vices. United States FDA-approved smoking cessation drug varenicline , is posing to be handed out to...fect. Varenicline has been available as a smoking cessation aid for nearly a year in the U.S. and the European Union, and as well as being safe it does not supp...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...of disease severity. Apnea was defined as complete cessation of airflow for more than 10 seconds. Hypopnea was defined as a greater than 30 percent reduction of airflow. After baseline data were established for each patient while undergoing TNI at 0, 10 and 20L/minute, subjects were randomized to receive eith...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...patients make a great captive audience for smoking cessation efforts, according to a new systematic review . ...matic review was to evaluate how effective smoking cessation programs are when directed to patients admitted to a hospital. The review appears in the current i...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

...itting can be enhanced if patients receive smoking cessation counselling during their stay, and then have at l...supportive contact after discharge promote smoking cessation among hospitalised patients, says lead researcher Nancy Rigotti, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

...h this drug has not yet been approved as a smoking cessation treatment in the USA or in Europe. To see whether there was evidence that these receptor antagonists work two Cochrane Researchers, Kate Cahill who works at the Department of Primary Care in the University of Oxford and Michael Ussher who works at S...

Reducing Smoking - Mixed Messages and Latest Findings

...d them from attempting to stop completely. In fact cessation rates were higher, not lower, in nicotine replacement treatment groups, says Stead. Thirdly, the researchers point out that there is currently no evidence whether reducing cigarette use, or using products that potentially reduces exposure to the mos...

Chain Smokers Prepared to Lessen Their Daily Cigs Rather Than Quitting

...hem from attempting to stop completely. In fact cessation rates were higher, not lower, in nicotine replacement treatment groups, says Stead. Thirdly, the researchers indicate that there is currently no evidence whether reducing cigarette use or using products that potentially reduce exposure to the most ...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...Sandell says. "So we want to learn whether smoking cessation near the time of surgery might help reverse the healing delays we saw in this study."...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...ng used to the tinnitus and thereby, achieving the cessation of discomfort, occurred in between 80 and 84% of patients, including, at times, a higher proportion. It is the treatment that has the highest success rate currently. Other therapeutic methods, such as pharmacological ones, help to control the effec...

Ban on Smoking is Not a Magic Wand to Reduce Health Inequalities, UK Campaigners Warn

...ncer Foundation, which delivers Fag End, a smoking cessation service in Liverpool, funded by the Primary Care T...t of Health has allocated 112m to PCTs for smoking cessation services over the next two years. This includes an additional 10m for PCTs based in the most disadva...

New Methods to Quit Smoking

...increased the odds of successful long-term smoking cessation more than threefold compared with pharmacologically unassisted quit attempts. Ever since Sir Richard Doll and others used careful analysis to show that smoking was a key cause of cancer, there has been pressure to find ways of reducing dependency o...

Smoke-free Workplace, Non-smoking Spouse Help Quitters Stay Off the Butt

...Lead researcher Jon Macy, said that though smoking cessation attempts often are thought of as solitary endeavours, the study showed that there were benefits in cessation programs that involve couples, because marriage to a non-smoker was such a strong predictor of long-...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

...g is so easy to do and stopping so difficult, thus cessation messages can be easy to ignore. The more they are promoted, the more resistance can be addressed....

Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals Smoke More Than General Population in California

...ause we would like to have tailored prevention and cessation interventions that are appropriate for LGBs, lead researcher Elisabeth Gruskin said. For example, if stress is a huge issue, then you would want stress management as part of an intervention. If glamour is a big reason, you want to contradict that i...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

... dependence treatment programs, mainstream smoking cessation programs generally exclude spiritual practice and...ized the absence of spiritual resources in smoking cessation programs may be due to perceived resistance from smokers or, until recently, the social acceptance o...

Web-based Asthma Program Improves Disease Management for Black Students

...adherence, rescue inhaler availability and smoking cessation or reduction. To our knowledge, our program is the first tailored, web-based multimedia asthma program for urban high school students evaluated in a non-clinic community setting, said Dr. Joseph. Results suggest that, for students in the treatment ...

Drug Treatment Slows Decline in Lung Function in COPD Patients

...ear). "Until now, no intervention except smoking cessation has been shown to alter the rate of decline in lung function for patients with COPD," says one the study authors, Bartolome R. Celli, M.D., of St. Elizabeths Medical Center in Boston. "This is the first time that pharmacotherapy has been shown to cha...

Regular Smokers are at the Risk of Developing Depression

...etely smoke-free life style and successful smoking cessation in long run seem to protect from depressive symptoms. Though it is known that depression is associated with cigarette smoking, the nature of this association is discussed under various hypotheses. The first is that those who suffer from depressive ...

Smokers Who Have a Say in How They Quit More Likely to Kick the Habit

... one-on-one counseling and more. Patients in the cessation program were asked about their willingness to and confidence in quitting, their history with tobacco, general medical history, and even their life aspirations. Smokers in the program were also encouraged to take part in developing a personalized q...

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