312015Aug

7 Reasons E-Cigarettes Are Bad

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E-cigarettes, also known as electronic cigarettes, have become a popular alternative to smoking the real deal, but the pros and cons of turning to this futuristic alternative are still under debate. Are e-cigarettes really any better than smoking a cigarette? Here are seven reasons e-cigarettes pose dangers to our health.

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312015Aug

Chrono Therapeutics Receives Fast Track SBIR Grant from National Cancer Institute for Patient-individualized Smoking Cessation Therapy

- http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chrono-therapeutics-receives-second-fast-track-sbir-grant-from-national-cancer-institute-for-patient-individualized-smoking-cessation-therapy-300132639.html -

Chrono Therapeutics a  pioneer in digital drug therapy, announced that it has received a Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support development of digital individualized smoking cessation therapy as well as pilot efficacy trials of their system. Chrono’s smoking cessation solution is the first nicotine delivery…

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282015Aug

Life Insurance Savings From Quitting Smoking

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Kicking the smoking habit is not only a health-conscious decision, but also a financially sound one. People who give up smoking save much more than cigarette money — they also save on health care costs and insurance.  Having a risky habit, especially smoking, dramatically impacts the cost you’ll pay. Men and women who smoke spend…

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272015Aug

Organic cigarettes are still deadly, antismoking groups argue

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Slap an “organic” label on something and it’s likely to sell better, even if it costs more. But what if the product is something that’s inherently harmful? Like arsenic. Or cigarettes. A coalition of health and anti-smoking organizations want the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to do something about Renolds American’s Natural American Spirit cigarette…

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262015Aug

Integrating Medications into Smoking Cessation Treatment: The Basics Webinar, September 22 at 2:00pm Eastern time

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The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center invites you to its next webinar Integrating Medications into Smoking Cessation Treatment: The Basics on September 22 at 2:00pm Eastern time. The program will discuss smoking cessation medications, counseling patients, and medication combination therapy. Register HERE.

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252015Aug

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit

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The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The findings, published online August 17 in Tobacco Control, suggest…

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242015Aug

Quitting smoking doesn’t have to mean big weight gain

- http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/quitting-smoking-doesnt-have-to-mean-big-weight-gain-201508248204 -

Many people put off quitting smoking because they’re worried about gaining weight. Not only do they want to avoid having to buy bigger pants, they also might believe that the extra pounds would be worse for their health than smoking. The good news is that kicking the habit doesn’t have to mean a bigger waistline.

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172015Aug

Reaching, Motivating, and Treating Low SES Smokers

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The next webinar in the Tobacco Cessation Tuesdays series will take place August 18, 2015 (tomorrow) at 1:00pm Eastern time. The program, titled Reaching, Motivating, and Treating Low SES Smokers, will take an historical look at the low SES tobacco disparity and the role tobacco control policies may have had in its emergence. To register…

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142015Aug

Dying for a cigarette? Have a game of Tetris!

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Researchers have found that appetite for a cigarette is reduced by a fifth after playing the game Tetris because part of brain needed to play interrupts our cravings. Psychologists asked students to report whenever they felt a craving and how strong the feeling was and then half of the participants were given an iPad to play the…

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132015Aug

Tasty E-Cigs Popular, Scientifically Uncertain

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Little more than a decade since they started being sold in the United States, ‘vaping’ has become a popular alternative to tobacco cigarettes – a known carcinogen. But it’s also rising in popularity more quickly than existing health policy or the science on the long-term health effects of vaping. Right now, the Food and Drug…

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