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New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

August Issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Examines Unintended Consequences WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking bans, while a necessary and positive trend for reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, have some unintended consequences--e...

UK Smoking Ban Fuels Rise In Surgery

With the two year anniversary of the smoking ban upon us (1st July 2009), SurgiCare, a leading UK cosmetic surgery provider, has seen a 70 percent increase in women booking themselves in for botox and fillers and spending the cash they have saved from kicking the habit. ...

New Study Shows Many Unplanned Quit Smoking Attempts are Successful

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 1 - Data published in the journal, Nicotine and Tobacco Research , shows that many U.S. quit attempts are unplanned and can be a successful route to cessation. In the study, almost 40 percent of subjects reported that their most recent quit attempt started without any advan...

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...

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry . Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco pr...

STOP SMOKING ONLINE: Houston Psychologists Develop Groundbreaking, Interactive Stop Smoking Program

- Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States - More than 400,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related disease - Smoking causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS , illegal drugs, car crashes, fires, murders, and suicides combined. -...

Pelosi Statement on President Obama Signing Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products and marke...

Statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: "The American Dental Association heartily commends Congress for passing the Family Smok...

Statement by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Senate Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of CEO Nancy Brown on the Senate passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was released today by the American Heart Association: The U.S. Senate has taken a bold and courageous step to ensure a healt...

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 ...

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 4th, 2009 Cigarette smoking induced COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease that results in severe breathing difficulty. According to World Health Organization (WHO) it is the fourth leading killer worldwide. Howev...

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 ...

Alcohol and smoking are key causes for bowel cancer

A new global study has found that lifestyle risk factors such as alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are important risk factors for bowel cancer. Researchers have shown that people who consume the largest quantities of alcohol (equivalent to > 7 drinks per week) have 60% greater risk of deve...

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...

Arizona Shows More Than a 20% Drop in Smoking Rates

170,000 Arizonans quit smoking since 2007 PHOENIX, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2008, shows that the rate of smoking among adults in Arizona has dropped significantly -- more than four percentage points representing a 20.7 percent ...

Study: Smoking bans do not cause job losses in bars and restaurants

COLUMBUS, Ohio New research suggests that exempting bars from community smoking bans makes no economic difference in terms of preserving bar employment, and that even the most comprehensive clean indoor air policies do not lead to a reduction in hospitality jobs. Researchers hope the findings,...

Partial bans on smoking don't save jobs in restaurants and bars

Washington, DC, May 18, 2009 Some cities and states around the country have completely banned smoking in public places. Others have instituted partial bans to avoid negative economic consequences, such as loss of employment in restaurants and bars due to reduced patronage by smokers. But a new stu...

Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks

30-year study in Norway sheds light on 'tremendously adverse' effects of tobacco use FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Highlighting the negative impact tobacco use has on cardiovascular health, researchers say that heavy smokers were 2.5 times more likely to die than their non-smoking...

30-year follow-up study: 'Tremendous' impact of smoking on mortality and cardiovascular disease

Non-smokers live longer and have less cardiovascular disease than those who smoke, according to a 30-year follow-up study of 54,000 men and women in Norway. Smoking, say the investigators, is "strongly" related to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from various causes. The results, presente...

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...

Throwing the micro switch: MicroRNA may link smoking risk gene to neurobiology of addiction

Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2009 During the past several years, significant progress has been made in identifying susceptibility genes for nicotine dependence through genetic linkage and association analyses. Although a large number of genes have been associated with tobacco smoking, only a very...

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...

Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS

Small Australian study suggests link to modifiable maternal habit,, WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking by mothers has replaced infants sleeping on their stomachs as the greatest modifiable risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, Australian researchers suggest...

Kick Butts Day a Timely Prelude to Nebraska's June 1 Smoking Ban

Another reminder to quit smoking from the Nebraska Medical Association OMAHA, Neb., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Nebraska's statewide smoking ban taking effect in less than three months, it's time for those who smoke to get serious about quitting. They'll be encouraged to do so on...

Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed to watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke, say researchers who analyzed data from a four-year study of more than 1,200 Massachusetts youngst...

Investigating a community where smoking rates are double the national average

Researchers from The University of Nottingham are taking to the streets of Aspley in Nottingham to understand why smoking rates there are nearly twice the national average. Reducing high levels of smoking is a priority for the City of Nottingham which ranks third highest in the country after Co...

Passive smoking link to dementia

Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Cambridge and the University of Michigan have published the results of the first large-scale study to indicate that second-hand smoke exposure could lead to dementia and other neurological problems. The results will be published b...

Effects of smoking linked to accelerated aging protein

A University of Iowa study is apparently the first to make a connection between a rare, hereditary premature aging disease and cell damage that comes from smoking. The study results point to possible therapeutic targets for smoking-related diseases. The investigation found that a key protein th...

Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later

Study finds an association, but some experts are skeptical THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A surprising Finnish study casts doubts on the common assumption smokers have that their unhealthy habit helps keep them thin. Specifically, the researchers found that teens who smoke he...

UC Davis study links smoking with most male cancer deaths

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) The association between tobacco smoke and cancer deaths beyond lung cancer deaths has been strengthened by a recent study from a UC Davis researcher, suggesting that increased tobacco control efforts could save more lives than previously estimated. The epidemiological an...

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...

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...

Stop Smoking in Three Sessions

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For over 30 years, psychiatrist, anesthesiologist and addiction therapist Dr. Balasa Prasad has helped thousands of people including many celebrities to free themselves from addictions and phobias through his innovative and highly effective treatment ...

Studies on Smoking Genes and Transcriptional Control of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Revealed in Molecular Medicine

Smokers who have an easier time quitting may have the benefit of specific genes that can foster success, according to a new study by a team of federal scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) December 23, 2008 -- Smokers who have an easi...

Quitting Smoking Tougher on Women

If pounds add up, some get nervous and start puffing again, study says FRIDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who quit smoking tend to suffer more intense withdrawal symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, poor concentration and weight gain, a new report says. Whether men or women...

Quitting Smoking Can Be a Parent's Best New Year's Resolution

Nearly Two-Thirds of Smoking Parents Report Their Child Has Been Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in the Past Week WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents magazine and the American Legacy Foundation(R) have teamed up to create Parents Quit for Good, a special quit plan for mom...

New Tobacco Research Finds Minnesota's Latino Population Smoking Significantly Less than General Population

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the first quantitative study measuring tobacco use in Minnesota's Latino communities were released today by Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and ClearWay Minnesota(SM). The repo...

Surprising Results on Smoking Research Hispanic Versus White Female Smokers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's first scientific study on the relationship between smoking and respiratory disease among Hispanic versus non-Hispanic white (NHW) women revealed that NHW women smokers were at greater risk of developing airflow obstruction and diminished lung ...

Newborns exposed to maternal smoking more irritable, difficult to soothe

PROVIDENCE, RI Previous studies have shown that babies exposed to tobacco in utero are more likely to have a low birth weight and are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome. Now new research by The Miriam Hospital reveals that these babies are also less likely to self-soothe and are m...

High levels of prenatal smoking exposure affect sleep patterns in preterm neonates

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal Sleep is the first to show that high levels of prenatal smoking exposure strongly modify sleep patterns in preterm neonates, which places infants at a higher risk for developmental difficulties that could persist throughout early and ...
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