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[UK] Pregnant smokers: offering shopping vouchers helps expectant mums give up nicotine, study finds

The study authors conceded the new intervention is controversial, but said in the long run it could save money. Several-hundred pregnant women were offered a total of $750 in shopping vouchers, in conjunction with counselling, if they could give up cigar
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:42

Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best Option

12 hours after a person’s last cigarette, the oxygen uptake and blood flow in the quitter’s brain decreases significantly... Because of this, the researchers suggest that a gradual cutting back on smoking may be the best choice to avoid the severe effects
Psych Central
added Jan 30, 2015 14:31

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Is it time to stop subsidising nicotine replacement therapies?

the Commonwealth spent A$8.7m in media placement of anti-smoking messages trying to stimulate smokers to make quit attempts. How many more attempts might have been made had that figure been able to draw on the money being allocated to subsidised NRT?
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 11:37

RAYMUNDO: How to Get Started with E-Cigarettes

For smokers looking to try e-cigarettes and vaping to help them quit smoking, here are a few tips on making the potentially life-saving decision.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 29, 2015 14:26

[UK] RPT-FEATURE-As smokers spark up e-cigs to quit, traditional aids suffer

le as government-approved nicotine gums, lozenges and patches, according to the survey. That was a reversal from 2011, when only about 5 percent of people were using e-cigarettes and more than 30 percent used over-the-counter products.
added Jan 29, 2015 14:24

[Massachusetts] Study shows effectiveness of simple, low-cost tobacco interventions in ERs

more than one-third of current tobacco users approached about their tobacco use by undergraduate pre-health student volunteers while in an emergency department left with a referral to their state's free Quitline tobacco cessation treatment programs.
Medical Xpress (
added Jan 29, 2015 13:21

SIEGEL: California DPH Report on E-Cigs is Heavily Biased; Cherrypicks Studies Like the Tobacco Industry Used to Do

It draws conclusions about the efficacy of e-cigarettes from studies that were never designed to measure the efficacy of e-cigarettes. It cherrypicks the studies that support its pre-determined conclusion and excludes studies that don't support this concl
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jan 29, 2015 13:13

[UK] It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 29, 2015 13:01

[California] JARDINE: Snuffing out a bad habit by quitting smoking

And they are about 50 percent to 75 percent cheaper than regular cigarettes, according to one manufacturer. But don’t tell that to the guy who, in a moment of clarity at the gas station last weekend, said he’s done smoking for good because cigarettes hav
Modesto (CA) Bee
added Jan 29, 2015 10:11

California Dept. of Public Health’s War on Vaping Continues / Alarmist, government-funded report relies on cherry-picked evidence to lobby for more state regulations

Despite the health officer’s false claims, there is ample evidence that vaping helps smokers quit and is far less hazardous than smoking. “Smokers deserve truthful and accurate information about the relative risks of different nicotine products, not overh
American Vaping Association
added Jan 29, 2015 01:12
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