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Quitting smoking stops lung decline

Quitting smoking for a year at a time can keep lungs from deteriorating and reduce the risk of death, according to American researchers. At the University of Ohahio, Dr.Margit Pelkon and collegues investigated the effects of quitting smoking. ....They studied more than 1,000 Finnish participants in four groups:// those who had never smoked, those who had quit permanently, those who had quit inter...

Quitting the smoking habit

According to a new study it is observed that antidepressants used to aid people quit smoking are more effective when combined with a psychological program. The down side, researchers add, is neither approach appears// to help people quit and stay quit over the long-term. ....Researchers from the University of California, noted better short term and intermittent quit rates among smokers who took e...

Women Benefit More from Quitting Smoking than Men

New findings indicate that, in general, women's lung function improves significantly more than men's after sustained smoking cessation. Researchers previously published results showing that both men and women benefit from smoking cessation; this new analysis indicates that the benefits to the lungs are greater in women than in men. ....Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (...

Quitting Smoking Made Easy By Track Of New Chemical

A new study has been designed to help researchers track a tracer chemical, monamine oxidase (MAO), which will help those struggling to quit smoking. This enzyme has been found to play a crucial role in blood pressure and mood regulation // has two subtypes MAO A and B. ....The study showed that levels of MAO B in smokers' peripheral organs - the heart, kidneys, spleen and lungs - were reduced by...

Quitting Psychotherapy Midway May Be Preventable

Researchers from Harvard Medical School had provided a guideline for the psychotherapists as well as the patients in order to prevent patients from dropping out of therapy sessions... ..Surveys show that nearly half of people who begin // psychotherapy quit, dissatisfied, against the recommendation of their therapist. It’s a big problem for both patient and therapist, and, in group therapy, for...

Taylor & Campbell Quitting NHS

Taylor and Campbell in Portland Square are quitting the NHS on April 1. Dentists in England and Wales have to sign up the new national health contracts by April 1st. Several Cumbrian practices have // already opted out. Previously dentists had to give their patients three months notice when leaving the NHS. ..But now due to the new contract and patients are receiving just a few days notice. The...

Smokers are Prone to Weight Gain After Quitting

When smokers kick the habit, they may gain about 20 pounds, according to a new analysis — quite a bit more than the commonly cited 5 pounds// to 15 pounds. ....The findings highlight the need to provide effective dietary and physical activity counseling along with smoking cessation programs, say study authors Daniel Eisenberg of the University of Michigan and Brian Quinn of the University of Cal...

Taylor & Campbell Quitting NHS

Taylor and Campbell in Portland Square are quitting the NHS on April 1. Dentists in England and Wales have to sign up the new national health contracts by April 1st. // Several Cumbrian practices have already opted out. Previously dentists had to give their patients three months notice when leaving the NHS. ..But now due to the new contract and patients are receiving just a few days notice. The...

Save your Vision with Fish Oil and Quitting Smoking

Recent research has revealed that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is twice as common in elderly smokers as nonsmokers. However it was also found // that those among the elderly who ate fish at least twice weekly are almost half as likely to have AMD than those who eat fish less than once a week. ..The study was conducted by Johanna Seddon, MD, and colleagues who work at the Massachusetts...

Women Smokers Fear Quitting Will Lead to Weight Gain

Nearly 40 percent of female German smokers refuse to quit smoking for fear of gaining weight, a representative study by the Instituts Gewis for the Hamburg-based magazine// Petra showed. ....Asked why they smoked, 39 percent of those between ages 25 and 39 replied, "If I quit, I'll gain weight." ....Experts disagree. Most smokers do gain a little weight when the stop, according to the German Can...

For Smokers Only: is Quitting = Cutting Down?? a 'grave' Issue

New research is here, that grapples with a familiar giant. Smokers around the world find it hard to kick an old habit. At times they try to buy time by assuming that, cutting// down on the number of cigarettes they smoke, may avoid health related catastrophes. Well, latest research disagrees. ..A study published by ‘Tobacco Control’ has proven that it doesn’t matter if you halve the number of cig...

Exercise can Reduce Smoker's Lung Cancer Risk but the Most Important is Quitting Smoking – a Study Report

In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers from Universities of Minnesota and Pennsylvania observed that smokers// can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that any relative benefit is dwarfed by the benefits gained from quitting smoking. The results of the study were published in the December issue of Cancer Epidemiology Bi...

Quitting Not Easy for Smokers Born to Smoking Women

Smokers born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy may find it difficult to stop smoking according to a recent study//. ....A recent animal research suggests that individuals exposed to nicotine while in the womb may find it difficult to quit smoking. Duke University Medical Center researchers conducted this research. ....Prenatal exposure to nicotine is known to alter areas of the brain criti...

Some Antidepressants can Double a Smoker’s Chance Of Quittin

The most recent Cochrane Review concluded antidepressants bupropion (Zyban) and nortriptyline double a person’s chances //of giving up smoking and have few side-effects, but selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine (Prozac) are not effective. ..Although nicotine medications are known to help people quit smoking, not everyone is helped by them or wants to use them. One...

Chain Smokers Prepared to Lessen Their Daily Cigs Rather Than Quitting

Some chain-smokers are reluctant or incapable of quitting smoking, but are prepared to try and lessen the number of cigarettes they smoke each day . ......However, after studying healthcare literature, a team of Cochrane Researchers could find that very little attention has been given to this alternative of cutting down the number of cigarettes. ......The main effort in therapies aimed at smoke...
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