Smoking Cessation

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Smoking vaccine takes new approach  -  23 Nov 2009
Washington Post..."GSK has particular strength in the development and marketing of both vaccines as well as smoking-cessation therapies." For many years, the standard ...

Secondhand smoke harmful to children  -  23 Nov 2009
Record-SearchlightTehama County Public Health also offers smoking cessation information at 527-6824. Avoid smoky places. If you know a place is regularly smoke-filled, ...

Health Care  -  23 Nov 2009
Wall Street JournalWe had examples that were discussed of smoking-cessation programs at companies, and then giving penalties for people who smoke. On obesity, it is estimated ...

Clipping health costs in the bud  -  23 Nov 2009
NorthJersey.com...who provide [wellness] programs for employees to address such common health challenges as diabetes management, heart disease, smoking cessation and good ...

ClearWay Minnesota Board Approves $1.8 Million for Research Grants  -  23 Nov 2009
PR-CANADA.net (press release)In partnership with Carver County Public Health, this project will examine an intensive work safety and smoking cessation program in 20 small manufacturing ...

Thompson uses clout in health debate  -  23 Nov 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...of his efforts to promote the use of information technology in health care as well as his agency's work on diabetes, obesity and smoking cessation. ...

A Nudge for Wellness  -  23 Nov 2009
GoozNew (blog)...plans to award premium discounts of up to 30 percent to plan beneficiaries who participate in smoking cessation, stress management, physical fitness, ...

They're just saying no  -  23 Nov 2009
ModernHealthcare.com...the amendment seeks changes in federal law to allow larger financial incentives to fight obesity, help with smoking cessation and foster other healthy ...

Laying the Groundwork  -  23 Nov 2009
Wall Street Journal...from weight reduction to smoking cessation, probably the two leading cost drivers of the underlying health conditions which now account for about 75 ...

Massachusetts' 'Model' Tobacco Cessation Benefit Spurs Unprecedented Drop in ...  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
PR-AU.com... (press release)Beginning in July 2006, masshealth began providing coverage of smoking cessation as part of the state's health care reform initiative. ...

History of Smoking Cessation - Events that led up to the Great American ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Examiner.comAP Photo/Jeff Chiu The Great American Smokeout 2009 is an annual event encouraging smoking cessation. Cigarette smoking has been condemned as a ...

Reynolds Is in Talks to Buy Maker of Smoking-Cessation Products  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Wall Street JournalIn addition to regulating smoking-cessation devices and other medical products, the FDA earlier this year began regulating cigarettes and other tobacco ...

Massachusetts' 'Model' Tobacco Cessation Benefit Spurs Unprecedented Drop in ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Beginning in July 2006, MassHealth began providing coverage of smoking cessation as part of the state's health care reform initiative. ...

Campus smoking bans  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Louisville Courier-JournalMunicipalities and employers have spent billions on education and smoking cessation schemes. At last, more and more schools in the so-called “smoke belt? ...

Smoking cessation vaccine set to help smokers quit  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Nursing TimesAn injectable smoking cessation vaccine that stops nicotine in tobacco entering the brain could soon be made available for smokers who are trying to quit. ...

Western Carolina University encourages quitting smoking as part of the ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Asheville Citizen-Times...“I've seen the areas where people smoking has changed,? Cutspec said, “but no increased interest in smoking cessation.? Charlie Wright, director of wellness ...

Smoking cessation courses continue for WIS News 10 producer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WISWardley is currently enrolled at the smoking cessation courses at Palmetto Health. Maybe you don't know, but cigarettes have plenty of deadly chemicals in ...

Smokers Worldwide Support Workplace Smoking Bans  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
EHS Today...“This study shows support for additional programs and policies to increase those bans and assist employees with smoking cessation.? The greatest support for ...

Women Can Quit Smoking and Control Weight Gain  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Spring hopes the study results will change doctors' attitudes and current clinical guidelines about combining weight control and smoking cessation. ...

The Best Chance for Smoking Cessation: Patch & Lozenge Combo  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
HealthNewsThis is the key finding of a first ever study that compared the effectiveness of several popular smoking cessation products used alone or in various ...

State wins $9 million grant to study smoking cessation  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Milwaukee Journal SentinelHealth officials in Wisconsin have won a $9 million federal grant to study the best ways to help people stop smoking. ...

Texas fails March of Dimes report on premature births  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
UT The Daily TexanMarch of Dimes urges federal and state support of smoking cessation as part of maternity care. According to the March of Dimes Web site, there are other ...

Lights Aren't the Best Avenue for Smoking Cessation  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
TestCountry.comMany people who are making attempts to quit smoking are failing due to use of “lights?. These smokers who use full flavor or regular cigarettes and try to ...

CDC Survey Finds Adult Smoking Declines Have Stalled, Shows Elected Officials ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Cigarette manufacturers reported a 10 percent decline in cigarette sales in the third quarter of this year, and calls by smokers to smoking cessation ...

Use of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation in Italy  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Archives of Internal MedicineIn a cluster-randomized smoking cessation trial conducted in Germany on 577 smokers, cost-free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or bupropion hydrochloride ...

Internet bridges gap for rural residents who need anti-smoking programs  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
University of Florida...“People who live away from cities face special challenges in kicking the habit because they are served by fewer clinics offering smoking cessation programs ...

American Lung Association Urges Full Coverage of Clinically Proven Smoking  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Key among these strategies is the full coverage of clinically proven smoking cessation treatments for all smokers. The Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation ...

Radio talk show looks at smoking cessation, prostate cancer  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
YourWestValley.com5 , sponsored by Southwest Oncology Centers, will focus on smoking cessation/diabetes and active surveillance of prostate cancer. ...

Stop Smoking While Losing Weight  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Bru Direct...two health behaviors concurrently - rebuffing the contention that embarking on a smoking cessation program will ruin a woman's effort to lose weight. ...

Most companies stick with wellness programs  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFree smoking cessation programs. Cash credits for workers taking self-assessment health surveys. On-site vaccinations and fitness ...

Pfizer reports positive results from smoking cessation study  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Behavioral Health Central (blog)Nov 05, 2009 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Pfizer has reported positive results from a smoking cessation study which showed that 42.3% of smokers with ...

Panelists urge continued support for military's anti-smoking efforts  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
GovExec.comEffective smoking cessation efforts are under way for military members and veterans, but continued funding ...

UTA approves smoking, tobacco ban on campus  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Fort Worth Star TelegramViolators are fined $10 for the first offense and $25 for a second offense - all of which can be waived if they enroll in a smoking-cessation program. ...

Guest column: Businesses can help their workers quit smoking  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Green Bay Press GazetteOur governor recently reported tobacco sales to minors are down, and a federal grant soon will help study smoking-cessation efforts here. ...

You can't light up at county hospitals anymore  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Chicago CurrentHealth officials have begun smoking cessation programs for staff and system users. “This is really a public health initiative,? said Dr. David Ansell, ...

Nicotine Patch Plus Lozenge Best Therapy for Smoking Cessation  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
MedscapeNovember 5, 2009 — The first head-to-head study of smoking cessation therapies shows that combination treatment with a nicotine patch plus lozenge almost ...

Many Pregnant Smokers Don't Own up to the Habit  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
ABC News..."What these women are doing inadvertently is not allowing themselves to be guided to available smoking cessation services," Dr. David M. Tappin of the ...

Free is the key for Florida smokers  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Examiner.comOne such study is for NicVAX, a smoking cessation vaccine. Every state has a free quit line that offers free over-the-counter product assistance. ...

Great American Smoke Out advocates for quitting smoking  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
KIALThe community also offers smoking cessation classes, acupuncture treatments, and other support systems. Gisvold said stopping is important for your health ...

Campus, community groups offer smoking cessation help  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Media Newswire (press release)The X-pack smoking cessation program is a joint collaboration among Purdue Pharmacy, the Purdue University Student Health Center and Student Wellness Office ...

Varenicline Is Effective for Smoking Cessation in Patients With Mild to ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
DG NewsAll patients also received smoking cessation counselling throughout the study. After the randomised treatment period, all patients were then followed for 40 ...

Try kickboxing or Zumba - for free  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Gainesville SunTo participate, just show up; however, smoking cessation classes require pre-registration. To accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday, all exercise classes ...

22nd Century Continuing Development of its Smoking Cessation Aid; Independent ...  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
ReutersSeparately, an independent review of using reduced-nicotine cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid will appear in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. ...

Fat Fees And Smoker Surcharges  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
TIMECompanies have long promoted healthier behavior by subsidizing gym memberships and smoking-cessation classes. But several private and public employers have ...

ClearWay Minnesota Board Approves $1.8 Million for Research Grants  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)In partnership with Carver County Public Health, this project will examine an intensive work safety and smoking cessation program in 20 small manufacturing ...

AAP smoking cessation program earns national recognition  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
AAP News (subscription)Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) uses pediatric offices to provide smoking cessation assistance to parents who smoke. ...

Most smokers worldwide support workplace bans: poll  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Reuters..."This study shows support for additional programs and policies to increase those bans and assist employees with smoking cessation," he added in a statement. ...

Resolve complements nicotine-blocker  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Augusta ChronicleChantix is one of the most successful smoking cessation products ever introduced, in part because it partially ties up nicotine ...

A new study compares smoking cessation therapies  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
WDBJ7.comIf you're trying to quit smoking, what's the best approach? A new study from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention ...

Mixed Methods Can Help Smokers Put Down Cigarettes  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
CBS 4..."The most important aspect of a smoking cessation program is the patient's readiness to actually quit smoking" explained Dr. Franck Rahaghi with the ...



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