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Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Cherry and Cinnamon Flavored Nicotine Lozenges

ALLEGAN, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex lozenge USP, 2 mg and 4 mg in cherry and cinn...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Fruit and Cinnamon Flavored Coated Nicotine Gums

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to ma...

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

'Determined to Quit' Week to be observed Jan. 25 - 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support Pennsylvanians who have made quitting smoking a personal goal for 2009, the Department of Health announced today that a limited number of free nicotine replacement therapy ...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Mint Coated Nicotine Gum

CORONA, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Give FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect...

US Nicotine Addiction Reaches 15-Year High

Modified Smoking Cessation Strategy Needed PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotine dependence has reached a 15-year high, with nearly 75 percent of people currently seeking tobacco-dependence treatment categorized as highly nicotine dependent. New research, presented at C...

American Legacy Foundation(R) Statement of Support for the Federal Trade Commission Reversal on Tar and Nicotine Yield Statements on Cigarettes

Statement by Cheryl G. Healton, Dr. P.H., president and CEO, The American Legacy Foundation WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission proposed to withdraw a guidance it created in 1966 that allowed tobacco companies to market their products using tar an...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Go Further by Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect public health by proposing to prohibit tobacco companies from claiming that ciga...

Potential dangers faced by narcoleptics who use nicotine outlined in new abstract

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), provides the first description of nicotine use by narcolepsy patients. Because people with narcolepsy can fall asleep suddenly and ...

Video: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Offers Free Nicotine Lozenges for All Certified Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers to Help Them Safely Quit Smoking

In response to the announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Commit Lozenges now offered to pilots and air traffic controllers who are quitting smoking PITTSBURGH, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent announce...

MultiVu Video Feed: FREE NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (NRT) TO BE OFFERED TO REGISTERED PILOTS INTERESTED IN QUITTING RELIEF IN LIGHT OF RECENT FAA RULINGS

COMMIT LOZENGE CAN HELP REVERSE MENTAL ACUITY DEFICITS IN SMOKERS WHO ARE QUITTING PLUS: Medical Expert Available for Interview to Address FAA Ruling on Smoking Cessation Product In light of the recent announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it has removed a prescripti...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Orange, Coated Nicotine Gum

ALLEGAN, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter (OTC) Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg (base) and 4 mg (base) (Orange, Coated...

DNA (driver of nicotine addiction)

Cigarette smoking is the largest preventable source of death and disability in the USA, contributing to ~ 400,000 deaths annually. Despite widespread knowledge of the health dangers, ~ 1 in 8 American adults is a habitual heavy smoker. For several decades, scientists have known that most of...

American Legacy Foundation Comments on New York State Department of Health Petition to the FDA to Expand Consumer Access to Over the Counter Nicotine Medications

A Statement by Dr. Cheryl Healton, President and CEO WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legacy Foundation applauds the New York State Department of Health for taking a leadership role in petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow over-the-counter s...

Smokers' Brain Centers Activate During Nicotine Cravings

Finding could lead to better smoking-cessation aids WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Specific areas of the brain show increased activation in smokers who are deprived of nicotine, says a University of Pennsylvania study. The finding may boost understanding of cigarette cravings, a key ...

Study suggests nicotine addiction might be controlled by influencing brain mechanisms

Boca Raton, FL, December 8, 2007 There is a clear link between GABA a chemical substance of the central nervous system that inhibits neurons in the brain and nicotine dependence, according to a study presented today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) annual meeting. Resea...

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...

Studies of 20,000 smokers show quit rates double with counseling and free nicotine patches

November 29, 2007 (Portland, Ore.) 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 publication of ...

Genes, brain chemistry may dictate nicotine cravings, says CU-Boulder study

Individual brain chemistry and genes could be key to understanding why some people become addicted to nicotine and why the chemical compound's effects appear to diminish at night, University of Colorado at Boulder researchers say. "The depth of a person's addiction to nicotine appears to depend...

Parkinson's Institute research shows that nicotine reduces levodopa-induced dyskinesias

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 24, 2007 The Parkinsons Institute and Clinical Center today announced research showing that intermittent nicotine treatment reduces medication-induced dyskinesias by as much as 50 percent in models of Parkinsons disease. Lead by senior research scientist, Maryka Quik, ...

Rat Study Gets at Root of Nicotine Addiction

Blocking a brain cell receptor might help smokers quit, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Research in rats has pinpointed a brain mechanism linked to nicotine dependence and to the anxiety and cravings associated with nicotine withdrawal. Researchers at the Scripps Researc...

Initial reaction to nicotine can dictate addiction

WORCESTER, Mass.Following up on studies that have indicated the speed with which adolescents can get hooked on cigarettes, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have conducted the first study to determine why some adolescents who try smoking get addicted while others do not...

Today's Smokers More Addicted to Nicotine

The less-hooked may have already quit, leaving 'hard-core' group behind, experts say TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 75 percent of current smokers trying to kick the habit are now highly nicotine-dependent, which is a 15-year high, a new study finds. In fact, nicotine d...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

Massachusetts University researchers say that the symptoms of nicotine addiction can appear even when youth are smoking as little as one cigarette per month. In a study, published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, the researchers found that 10 per cent of youth become a...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

Britain- The pub hopes to benefit from the ban on smoking and they are already stocking on nicotine patches and gums for the success of the ban. The Smoking ban, in public places, which comes into effect from July 1st, has ample support from the public of Britain. Three quarter of the population b...

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

The stronger the reduction in nicotine craving after smoking the first cigarette in the morning, the more difficult it will be to quit smoking , according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. In a study of 207 smokers, the researchers found significant reductio...

Like Regular Cigarettes, Low Nicotine Ones also Not Good for Heart

A study of 62 youngsters has revealed that low tar, low nicotine cigarettes impair blood flow through the heart as severely as regular cigarettes . All the participants in the study, published ahead of print in the journal Heart, were in their mid-twenties. Twenty of them had smoked...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Coated Fruit Nicotine Gum

The Perrigo Company today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex gum USP, 2 mg (coated fruit) and 4 mg (coated fruit). The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is compar...

Ozzy Found Nicotine Addiction Hardest to Quit

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne says that getting rid of smoking was more difficult for him than to conquer his addictions to drugs and alcohol . The former hellraiser, who quit his nicotine addiction in the late 1990s, is satisfied that he has not gotten hooked to smoking again. He revealed that...

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

The stronger the reduction in nicotine craving after smoking the first cigarette in the morning, the more difficult it will be to quit smoking//, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. In a study of 207 smokers, the researchers found significant reduction...

Fight Nicotine With Brisk Walking

“Withdrawal symptoms related to smoking can be better handled with walking”, says a research finding. This was published in the medical// journal Addiction. Dr. Adrian Taylor from University of Exeter who is the lead author of this study revealed that moderate exercise certainly had a better e...

Genes for Nicotine Dependence Identified

Genetic factors play an important role in the continuing addiction to cigarettes, suggest scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.// Results of two studies show that certain genetic variations can influence smoking behaviors and contribute to a person's risk for nico...

11 Percent Increase of Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes: Report

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health having done a reanalysis of nicotine yield from major brand name cigarettes sold in Massachusetts //from 1997 to 2005 confirmed that manufacturers have steadily increased the levels of this agent in cigarettes. This independent analysis, b...

Lung Cancer Surgeries Doesn’t Help Breaking Nicotine Dependence in Smoker

A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found out that successful lung cancer// surgery does not help in breaking the nicotine dependence in many smokers. This study published in the December issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, is the first to l...

Researchers Locate Genetic Link for Nicotine Dependence Among African Americans

Scientists at the University of Virginia Health System have identified, for the first time ever, several genetic regions that are likely to carry the genes for nicotine// dependence (ND) in an African American population. This is the first genome-wide study of such linkage and included the largest ...

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...

Research Finds That Nicotine Hastens The Growth Of Lung Cancer

Research from the University of South Florida has reported that nicotine would directly act by speeding the growth of lung cancer.// They explained in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, that tobacco smoke contains many agents that cause cancer, and that nicotine itself...

Reliable Help For Smokers From Nicotine Patches and Former Smokers

Orlando: According to researchers, the support from a group of ex-smokers combined with nicotine patch, may be a good way to assist women smokers in public houses , to kick the habit. // Dr. Jeanette Andrews, nursing professor at the Medical College of Georgia observed 103 women smokers. About...

Free nicotine patches to quit smoking

Australian Health minister Stephen Robertson has announced that patients coming to Queensland Public hospital will receive free nicotine patches //or gums in order to start awareness to quit smoking. This free nicotine replacement program will help the public to relieve from their smoking habit whi...

Catherine Zeta wants to give up nicotine cravings

London:: Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones has made a New Year's resolution to get rid of her nicotine cravings, because she is afraid of the impact her deadly habit will have on her growing kids. // The 36-year-old beauty, is concerned because her two children, Dylan-five and two-year-ol...
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