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Can e-cigarettes end addiction?

Can e-cigarettes end addiction? | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
E-cigarettes have grown remarkably popular over the past five years, but are they a magic bullet for those addicted to tobacco... or just another fad that keeps people smoking?
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Smokers who quit cut heart disease risk faster than previous estimates | American Heart Association

Study Highlights: Certain smokers who quit can reduce their risk of heart disease to the level of never-smokers sooner than previously thought.
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Quitting Smoking 1 Year Before Surgery Linked to Better Postoperative Outcomes

Patients who've quit smoking at least 1 year before undergoing major surgery appear to eliminate any smoking-related excess risk for postoperative mortality, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. - See more at: http://www.jwatch.org/fw107631/2013/06/20/quitting-smoking-1-year-before-surgery-linked-better#sthash.OwfkEFoV.dpuf

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Extending the Benefits of a Smoke-Free Environment to Those Still In Utero - Women's Health

Extending the Benefits of a Smoke-Free Environment to Those Still In Utero - Women's Health | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
Both maternal smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke affect pregnancy outcomes (JW Womens Health Apr 9 2009). To determine whether legislation to limit public smoking can lower risk for preterm delivery, investigators analyzed .
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Chest Physicians Recommend CT Lung Cancer Screening for High-Risk Patients

 

Smokers and former smokers aged 55 to 74 who have accumulated 30 or more pack-years of smoking should be screened annually for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (CT), according to new guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians.

 

Published in Chest, the guidelines specify that to lower the risk for death, screening must be performed at a center with "multidisciplinary coordinated care and a comprehensive process for screening, image interpretation, management of findings, and evaluation and treatment of potential cancers."

 

CT screening is not recommend for younger or older smokers, those who've smoked for less than 30 pack-years, those who quit more than 15 years earlier, or those with significant comorbidities that limit life expectancy.

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Stimulate the brain and stop cigarette cravings - News

Stimulate the brain and stop cigarette cravings - News | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
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Weight gain after quitting smoking does not negate health benefits - News

Weight gain after quitting smoking does not negate health benefits - News | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
Do the health effects of any weight gained after quitting outweigh the known cardiovascular benefits of smoking cessation?
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Benefits of Smoking Cessation Prevail over Risks for Subsequent Modest Weight Gain - Journal Watch (General)

Patients often cite fear of gaining weight as a reason to continue smoking. This study eliminates that excuse. A portion of the Framingham Heart Study cohort (3251 adults; mean age, 48; mean body-mass index, 26 .
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Anti-smoking signs may cause people to reach for cigarettes

Anti-smoking signs may cause people to reach for cigarettes | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
In 1863, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear – and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”According to a recent experiment…...
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Unhealthy behaviors could slow progress in reducing heart disease, stroke / American Heart Association

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Poor eating and exercise habits could literally be “the death of us,” according to the latest American Heart Association progress report on the fight against heart diseases and stroke.If current trends continue, heart health may only improve by 6 percent by 2020.Despite progress in smoking, high cholesterol and high blood pressure rates, obesity and diabetes are on the rise and must be addressed for heart disease and stroke deaths to drop 20 percent by 2020, a major American Heart Association goal.The American Heart Association is focusing on more aggressive and innovative population-based approaches to fighting heart disease and stroke.
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Tobacco firm reprimanded for plain packaging breach - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tobacco firm reprimanded for plain packaging breach - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
A major tobacco producer has been forced to alter its cigarettes after the ABC uncovered a first breach of the Federal Government's plain packaging laws.
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The World Today - US court rules against tobacco warnings 06/12/2012

The World Today - US court rules against tobacco warnings 06/12/2012 | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
Days after Australias plain packaging laws for cigarettes came into force a court in the United States has again blocked the government from compelling tobacco companies to put graphic warning label...
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Explainer: what are electronic cigarettes?

Explainer: what are electronic cigarettes? | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
As rates of smoking fall in Australia, electronic cigarette manufacturers are moving in.
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Medical journals refuse to publish tobacco-funded research

Medical journals refuse to publish tobacco-funded research | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
Editors of journals published by the BMJ Group will no longer consider publishing research that is partly or wholly funded by the tobacco industry, the journals have said in an editorial published this…...
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Tobacco tax rise will help smokers butt out for good

The Rudd government’s forthcoming tobacco tax increase is the single most effective way to cut smoking and reduce the thousands of premature deaths that smoking causes each year.
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Stimulate the brain and stop cigarette cravings - News

Stimulate the brain and stop cigarette cravings - News | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
There are a growing number of available methods that can be tried in the effort to reduce smoking, including medications, behavioral therapies, hypnosis, and even acupuncture. All attempt to alter brain function or behavior in some way.
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Digitally aged photos encourage young smokers to quit

Showing young people computer-generated images illustrating the effects of smoking on their appearance later in life may encourage them to quit, a new study has found.The findings are published in the…...
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Are your genes predicting your ability to kick the smoking habit? - News

Are your genes predicting your ability to kick the smoking habit? - News | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified genetic risk factors that may accelerate a teen's progression to becoming a lifelong heavy smoker.
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UK smoking ban linked to drop in emergency asthma admissions - News

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Quitting smoking benefits outweigh weight gain risk - Health News - NHS Choices

Quitting smoking benefits outweigh weight gain risk - Health News - NHS Choices | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
“Quitting smoking cuts heart risk despite weight gain”, reports BBC News.
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Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds: MedlinePlus

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Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds
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Smoking, Smoking Cessation and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

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In this large prospective cohort of women without CHD at baseline, a strong dose response relationship between cigarette smoking and SCD risk was observed, and smoking cessation significantlyreduced and eventually eliminated excess SCD risk. This suggests efforts to prevent SCD among women should include aggressive strategies for smoking cessation.

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Chantix (Varenicline): Safety Communication - Updated Safety Review On The Risk of Cardiovascular Adverse Events

A higher occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events was observed in patients using Chantix compared to placebo.
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Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Smoking Cessation News | Scoop.it
Plain packaging laws for tobacco products come into effect today.
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