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Lost And Found -Tooth In A Sportsman's Head

...n, headaches and fatigue prompting him to consider quitting the game he loves."Every time I got a whack, even at training, it killed me," he says. "I'd get hit by a pad and it would throb and ache it was a constant hindrance."I was always flat. I had no energy. It was always sore. I'd come to training and I ...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...underwent interventions such as these, the odds of quitting smoking increased by 65 percent at six months to 12 months after discharge from the hospital. Less intensive interventions did not produce any benefit. Just offering brief advice to quit, or even counseling someone for 30 minutes in the hospital is ...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

...c Review has found that the chance of successfully quitting can be enhanced if patients receive smoking cessation counselling during their stay, and then have at least one month of supportive contact after going home.For many people, going in to hospital provides an opportunity to stop smoking. Because hos...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

...may significantly increase a persons likelihood of quitting and may also reduce the amount of weight that they gain, says Cahill....

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 cut...

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

...ed by friends and family who smoke, which can make quitting even more difficult." Fag End's community-based services are credited with helping most of the 17,500 Liverpudlians (4% of the local population) who have quit smoking over the last three years. But its 50% success rate is much lower in Speke, Breckfi...

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

...and behavioural predictors of long-term success of quitting during young adulthood. The researchers looked at factors in four areas: smoking-related beliefs, such as the belief that smoking helps people relax or an understanding of personal health consequences of smoking; smoking-related behaviours, such as...

Public Places in England Go Smoke Free

...nd even a nicotine drink. There's even a kit for quitting smoking in two weeks. According to a medical study, 70 percent of English general practitioners noted increases in consultations aimed at stopping smoking. That figure is at 95 percent in Northern Ireland, 83 percent in Scotland and 79 percent in W...

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

...re dependent on nicotine and may have more trouble quitting smoking than those who do not. Existing evidence also suggests that individuals who experience less light-headedness in response to the initial cigarette of the morning are generally heavier smokers with a longer smoking history. What has not been ...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

...ok at the potential use of spiritual resources for quitting in adult smokers, recently was published in Nicoti... behavioral interventions increase quit rates, but quitting is still difficult and some smokers need more support in order to quit successfully. We may be missi...

Babys Birth Weight and Future Risk Has No Scientific Basis

...ting individuals to make lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, exercising and eating sensibly would substantially lower the risk of heart disease and are more achievable than strategies aimed at increasing birth weight."...

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

... smoking fit into their lives and which aspects of quitting were most daunting. Researchers found that that smokers who were counseled in a manner that encouraged them to reflect on whether they wanted to smoke or not, and if not why they were trying to quit, were more likely to maintain their abstinence fo...

Choice is a Key Element in Success for Smokers Who Want to Quit

... smoking fit into their lives and which aspects of quitting were most daunting. The support and choice patients received in the program resulted in a greater motivation to quit, willingness to try medications, higher levels of commitment to quit plans, and ultimately, more successes. Williams said the cessa...

Lung Damage Continues Even After Smokers Quit

...al. "This doesn't mean that there is no point in quitting smoking," Ram said. "Lung inflammatory damage will continue but smoking has other health effects and smokers will still benefit from giving up." The research was published in the journal of the European Respiratory Society....

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

...re dependent on nicotine and may have more trouble quitting smoking than those who do not. Existing evidence also suggests that individuals who experience less light-headedness in response to the initial cigarette of the morning are generally heavier smokers with a longer smoking history. What has not been ...

Today Cancer is the Deadliest Killer

... lower one’s risk of dying of heart disease - say, quitting smoking - also help lower one’s risk of developing cancer. But the heart health benefits are seen far more quickly, “If you stop smoking, you benefit from that for heart disease within three to five years - your risk comes down to that of a non-sm...

Diet May Play Vital Role to Help Smokers Quit

...aste good, like a pint of beer -- smokers can make quitting a bit easier," McClernon said. The findings appear in the April 2007 issue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In what the researchers say is the first study to explore ...

Asian Smokers in Danger

...ntext, getting people to quit or at least consider quitting has never been more important.One means of control is the increasing importance of the good work pharmacists can do. In Malaysia, the Certified Smoking Cessation Service Provider (CSCSP) was set up in 2003 with the full support of the Ministry of He...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

...cular diseases and changes in lifestyle, including quitting smoking, geographic location, diet and weight, and other related factors." Flavonoids, a group of antioxidant compounds found in fruits and vegetables, is not generally labeled as essential nutrients, but play an important role in maintaining one's...

Link Between Smoking And Parkinson’

...ease risk. Duration of smoking and the time since quitting had a major effect on the risk of getting affected by Parkinson’s than the average daily smoking. He says that a component in the tobacco leaf may actually be protecting people from Parkinson’s disease. YT...

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