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September 12, 2017

More Depressed Pregnant Women are Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy is on the rise among American women with depression, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 8,500 mothers-to-be who took part in an annual government health survey. It found a 2.5 percent rise in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression between 2002 and 2014. Smoking rates among other groups fell during that…

March 28, 2017

Few Smokers Receive Treatment To Help Them Quit While In The Hospital

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Even after heart surgery, research has shown that quitting smoking reduces the risk of a heart attack, stroke or death. Yet only about one-third of smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious heart problems received proven smoking-cessation therapy while they were in the hospital, according to research…

December 30, 2016

Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant

With New Year’s resolutions kicking into high gear in the month of January, why not help your patients truly stop smoking in this New Year. Especially with your pregnant patients, it is even more important to support a high quality smoking cessation program in our daily practices. Women who smoke during pregnancy may be more…

December 15, 2016

How Do E-Cigarettes Affect the Body?

Many people believe electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes or vapes) are a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. But with a new report from the U.S. surgeon general calling e-cigarette use “a major public health concern,” this may not be the case. The FDA reports an alarming 900% rise in e-cigarette use among high school students…

November 14, 2016

Smoking more hazardous for HIV patients than the virus itself

Cigarette smokers who are HIV positive appear to have a higher chance of dying from smoking-related complications than from HIV, according to research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Numerous health problems are associated with smoking. Smokers have a high chance of developing heart disease, cancer, serious lung diseases, and other infections, such as…

October 30, 2016

World’s second largest tobacco company says to quit smoking

You want a trip to Philip Morris International to feel like a visit to Marlboro Country. But the company’s Swiss research center, aka the Cube, just won’t play along. Perched above crystalline Lake Neuchatel, southwest of Zurich, the glass hexahedron holds secrets to a future when, Philip Morris says, the world will be blissfully smoke-free….

October 04, 2016

Be a Hero. Help Your Patients Quit Today.

Introducing the New Freedom From Smoking® Plus from the American Lung Association About 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit and 40 percent will make a quit attempt this year. In order to continually provide the most comprehensive and effective smoking cessation program in the country, the American Lung Association unveiled its newest…

September 14, 2014

CVS Quits for Good

Smokers who try to quit can double or triple their chances by getting counseling, medicine, or both.  Individualized smoking cessation plans and education based on your patient’s needs and goals are key to improving the chances of your patients quitting.  Studies show that smokers assisted by a health care provider have a much greater chance….