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Smoking study personalizes treatment

A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a ni
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:34
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Tobacco cessation: Resource helps smokers quit

the Department of Defense has relaunched Quit Tobacco-UCanQuit2’s live chat feature, which is an educational campaign on tobacco cessation for service members that began about 10 years ago. Users, including Military Health System beneficiaries and veteran
Fort Campbell (KY) Courier
added Nov 18, 2017 21:45
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[Kentucky] SHARMA: Think e-cigarettes are a good alternative to smoking? Think again.

The only time e-cigarettes might be helpful is if they are used as a temporary aid to quit smoking. The FDA recently announced that the agency will start regulating the sale of e-cigarettes as it does tobacco, so they can’t be sold to people younger than
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Nov 18, 2017 03:15
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Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. Under the health care act, states that expanded Medicaid had to offe
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2017 23:06
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[Pennsylvania] More than 12 percent of women in Allegheny County smoke while pregnant

19 percent of adults in Allegheny County smoke, according to health officials, and that adds up to about 233,000 people. It’s still a concern today — the third Thursday of November — 40 years after the Great American Smokeout went national to get people
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Nov 17, 2017 20:46
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VOLPP/SAULSGIVER: How Can We Help People Quit Smoking? Pay Them.

While awareness and public education campaigns are well-intended, providing information alone isn’t enough to help smokers change their behavior. Campaigns should use additional tactics...introduce smokers to evidence-based approaches and groups that help
Fortune Magazine
added Nov 17, 2017 15:22
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[Indiana] Clearing the Smoke

Kicking the smoking habit can be hard, but the “Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program in the Wabash Valley are helping. The organization is using the “Great American Smokeout” on November 16 to encourage smokers to quit for one day; which hopefully c
WTWO TV2 (Terre Haute, IN)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:30
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[Minnesota] KEHR: Guest Column: Reduction in smoking rates outpaces nation

In the past, Albert Lea and Freeborn County had higher than average adult smoking rates. Today, we have reversed that trend and saved many lives. Working together as partners, using high level policy, systems and environmental change, we have been able t
Albert Lea (MN) Tribune
added Nov 16, 2017 15:27
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The Great American Smokeout

Why We Need the Great American Smokeout About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in
American Cancer Society
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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[Georgia] SMITH: No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Black People Shouldn’t Smoke

Although difficult to find, there are some materials and resources made specifically for African-American smokers who are trying their best to quit. For Black smokers, quitting is a gift to themselves, their families, and their community.
Atlanta (GA) Black Star
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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