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

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading business and health care organizations gathered at the State Capitol today to launch the Texas Coalition for Worksite Wellness' "Call for Coverage and Treatment" campaign, urging Texas-based businesses to provide employees with comprehensive smoking...

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

DeterminedToQuit.com translated to Estoydecidido.com for Latino Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Everette James today announced the launch of Estoydecidido.com , a resource tool to help Latino residents of Pennsylvania go ...

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

- Protecting the health of fire fighters top priority for PA Professional Fire Fighters Association through cancer legislation & tobacco free efforts - HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFFA) today announced that ...

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

DeterminedToQuit.com translated to Estoydecidido.com for Latino Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Everette James today announced the launch of Estoydecidido.com, a resource tool to help Latino residents of Pennsylvania go tobacc...

Renowned Smoking Cessation Expert Launches Popular Stop Smoking Seminar in UK

America's favorite Smoking Cessation Expert Franc Tausch is launching the Stop Smoking London Seminar. Attendees of the Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy London event quit smoking in one day, without nicotine withdrawal or weight gain. London, UK April 28, 2009 -- TV- an...

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

Internationally respected and renowned Smoking Cessation Specialist Franc Tausch achieves record success rates with a breakthrough hypnosis technique to quit smoking after only one session Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2006 -- Franc Tausch, PhD, CCHT, of Forever Sm...

Walmart Offers $9 Smoking Cessation Starter Pack

Retailer Provides Motivation with a Value-Filled Option for Customers to Become Smoke-Free in 2009 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help motivated consumers quit smoking and to further its Operation Main Street efforts to save customers money on prescription medication...

Physicians lack smoking cessation training

Physicians and other health-care providers may advise their patients to quit smoking, but few providers have the adequate training to follow their patients through the cessation process. New research presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual international scientific assembly of the American College...

Doctors Lack Smoking Cessation Training

Study finds most get less than 5 hours instruction, likely affecting patients' quit rates MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Few doctors or other health-care providers have enough smoking cessation training to help their patients quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests. It found that 8...

Hospital-based smoking cessation program after heart attack adds to success

Hospital-based smoking cessation programs, along with referrals to cardiac rehabilitation, appear to be associated with increased rates of quitting smoking following heart attack, according to a report in the Oct. 13, 2008, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journal...

Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Awards Grant to Clarian Tobacco Control Center

Health system to implement new guidelines for patients who smoke INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (ITPC) recently awarded Clarian Tobacco Control Center (CTCC), a part of the Clarian Health network, a grant to implement new tobacco cessation gu...

Recent Safety News About Smoking Cessation Therapies Leaving Smokers Confused, More Reluctant to Quit

New data indicates smokers may avoid medication when quitting PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been recent news regarding the safety of a prescription smoking cessation therapy. A new survey found that this news has raised safety concerns and caused confusion among a signific...

Menstruation Cessation in Female Teen Athletes May Be Caused by Hormone

Ghrelin levels key to reduced estrogen in adolescents MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- A method for predicting which teenage female athletes are at risk to stop menstruating -- an important factor in causing the bones to lose mass -- may have been found, according to a prelimina...

Litigation Predicted in Wake of FAA Ban of Chantix Use by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers: Smoking Cessation Drug Target of Controversy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A veteran pharmaceutical litigation attorney predicted today that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will face lawsuits from individuals who claim to have been harmed by its popular smoking cessation drug Chantix. The FAA issued an immediate ban on the use of ...

New Smoking Cessation Guideline Confirms That Now is the Time to Quit Smoking

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published an update to its 1996 Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, which contains revised and improved recommendations to providers and clini...

Governor Napolitano Signs Smoking Cessation Bill

Measure will provide treatments to eligible Medicaid members PHOENIX, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Janet Napolitano yesterday signed Senate Bill 1418 into law, allowing the state Medicaid program to expend moneys to provide smoking cessation treatments to its eligible members. Introdu...

Study finds racial disparities in smoking cessation treatment

A new study from the American Cancer Society finds black and Hispanic smokers are less likely than whites to receive and use smoking cessation advice and aids. The study, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also finds men and those without a usual source of m...

Arizona Senate Approves Smoking Cessation Treatments for State Medicaid Beneficiaries

Senate Bill 1418 passed by full Senate, moves to House PHOENIX, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Senate today passed legislation allowing the state Medicaid program to expend moneys to provide smoking cessation treatments to eligible members. The measure was approved by a vote of ...

Arizona Senate Pushes for Smoking Cessation Treatments for State Medicaid Beneficiaries

Senate Bill 1418 approved by Senate Health Committee, moves to full Senate PHOENIX, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society today held an Advocacy Day for state legislators on the Senate Lawn at the Arizona Capitol to educate them about all types of cancer and how individ...

Health risks after cessation of postmenopausal hormone therapy

The Womens Health Initiative (WHI) investigators have produced another article [1], which probably marks the opening of another set of publications, in which the consequences of a further 2.4-year follow-up (after cessation of the study medication) on the estrogen + progestogen (E + P) cohort are ...

One Million Boxes of Over-the-Counter Smoking Cessation Products Sold in January 2008

More than 10 years of proven safety with NicoDerm(R) CQ(R), Nicorette(R) and Commit(R) PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) Consumer Healthcare today announced that it sold one million boxes of smoking cessation products in Januar...

Smoking Cessation Rates Double With Intensive Counseling and Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Studies of 20,000 Smokers Show

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing the level of Quitline smoking cessation services and offering free nicotine patches are a successful and cost-effective way to reduce smoking rates, according to two new studies in the December issue of Tobacco Control, a peer-reviewed publica...

New Survey Shows Majority of Employers Rank Smoking as One of Their Greatest Priority Health Issues, But Only 2 Percent Provide Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Benefits for Employees

Employers are most likely to offer two of five CDC-recommended smoking cessation benefits components WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide survey of employers released today shows that a majority of employers ranked smoking as one of the greatest priority health...

Hypnosis for smoking cessation sees strong results

(Chicago, IL, October 22, 2007) Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods. A new study presented at CHEST 2007, the 73rd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of...

Genetic variation affects smoking cessation treatment

Philadelphia, PA, September 20, 2007 Mark Twain boasted that it was easy to quit smoking because he did it every day. We now may have the beginnings of understanding why some people find it so difficult to stop smoking even when they are in treatment for this problem. According to statistics pr...

Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds

A genetic variant present in nearly half of Americans of European ancestry is linked to greater effectiveness of the smoking cessation medication bupropion (Zyban), according to research by scientists supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI),...

Nicotine gum effective for gradual smoking reduction and cessation

San Diego, January 6, 2009 Nicotine gum has been in use for over 20 years to help smokers quit abruptly yet close to two-thirds of smokers report that they would prefer to quit gradually. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare have now found that smo...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Corbett, American Lung Association & Others Call for New MSA Funds to Be Used for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

PHILADELPHIA, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett today joined with the American Lung Association and 45 other tobacco control, prevention and health-related organizations from across Pennsylvania to encourage Governor Rendell and the General Assembly ...

Washington Comes Together to Promote Smoking Cessation

Join Men's Health Network & Former Governor Gary Locke at the Washington Smoking Cessation Policy Summit SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men's Health Network, American Cancer Society, and American Lung Association will bring together distinguished physicians, key thought leaders, ...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

Want to help people quit smoking? Get a national TV network to publicize your toll-free number. That is the message of a new study that found calls to a national smoking-cessation hotline more than tripled in the wake of news anchor Peter Jennings death from lung cancer. Its not enough jus...

New Drug, Other Trends To Double Smoking Cessation and Addiction Treatments

With the advent of a possible new blockbuster drug and greater reimbursement levels for the treatment of nicotine, alcohol, and drug addictions, global sales of smoking cessation and addiction treatments are expected to rise from revenues of little over $1.1 billion in 2005 to more than $2.3 billi...

Intense Cessation Treatment Proves Successful in High-Risk Smokers

Hospitalized patients who undergo structured treatment to quit smoking are significantly more likely to remain// smoke-free, says a new study. A new research suggests that high-risk smokers with acute cardiovascular disease are more likely to quit smoking when treated with an intensive smoking cess...

Colorado Smoking Cessation Program Targets Hispanics

An anti-smoking campaign in Colorado that involves door-to-door counseling in low-income Hispanic neighborhoods has cost hundreds// of thousands of dollars and "is raising questions about whether different strategies are needed" for smoking cessation efforts among minorities, the Denver Rocky Mount...

Smoking Cessation Therapy May be Harmful for ICU Patients

A common smoking cessation therapy used to help reduce adverse events associated with nicotine withdrawal may actually increase the risk of death for smokers admitted to// the intensive care unit (ICU). In a new study presented at CHEST 2006, the 72nd annual international scientific assembly of the...

Teen Smoking Cessation Programs Improve Quit Rates

Smoking cessation programs geared to teen smokers are effective, a new review of studies has found. Teens who participate are more likely to kick the tobacco// habit than those who attempt to quit on their own. 'Most teens who are smokers do want to quit, but they need a lot of help, just as ...

Imaging study affords renewed thrust on smoking cessation treatments

A novel imaging study has indicated the potency of just a few puffs of cigarette that is capable of inducing strong cravings to continue smoking. // Researchers found that the amount of nicotine present in a single puff is capable of filling nearly 30% of the brain’s nicotine receptors and 3 puff...

Is Nicotine Lozenge A Safe Smoking Cessation Product?

Nicotine lozenge releases a dose of nicotine and is one of the important products among those that are used to quit smoking.// The federal government has announced that it no longer requires a prescription in Canada. The lozenges are to join nicotine patches, gums and inhalers and become availa...

Smoking Cessation Would Be Beneficial For the Recovery of Alcoholics

Researchers conducted a new study and found that smoking makes it harder for a person to recover after alcohol consumption. // Dieter Meyerhoff, professor of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco said that smoking interferes with the brain’s ability to recover from the effect...

Direct To Home: Television Provides Powerful Fillip to Smoking Cessation Campaigns.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine has weighed the impact of advertisements that carry an anti-smoking message, with other types of cessation help -nicotine // replacement therapy (NRT), prescribed medications, professional help or advice, self-help materials, cessation programs, telephone qui...

Weight gain following smoking cessation not linked to Leptin

Smoking cessation has often been connected to gaining excess weight. It has been debated for long that this weight gain could be related to the hormone leptin, which regulates appetite and controls// weight. These arguments were based on assumptions that leptin levels were high during smoking perio...
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