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Carrot Inc. Raises $25 Million to Commercialize Pivot, the Company's Digital Health Solution for Smoking Cessation

announced that it has raised a $25 million round to commercialize its Pivot™ smoking cessation program (pivot.co). JJDC led the round, joined by New York Life Ventures and existing investors Khosla Ventures, Marc Benioff, Carrot founder David S. Utley, M.
PR Newswire
added Nov 7, 2018 18:47
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Less Than a Quarter of Smokers Stay Off Cigarettes for More Than a Year With Current Cessation Products, New Report From Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Shows

"Stimulating innovation for more effective cessation tools, and making them affordable and accessible, are key pillars of the Foundation's Health, Science, and Technology work. This report is the starting point for our efforts in this area, and we look fo
PR Newswire
added Nov 7, 2018 18:42
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what you need to know to quit smoking

Online quitting resources are increasingly important to tobacco users. In 2017, more than one-third of all smokers looked online for information about quitting smoking, a proportion that has more than doubled over the past 12 years. This translates to 12
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 7, 2018 18:24
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The Sooner You Quit Smoking, the Better

"These findings underscore the benefits of quitting smoking within five years, which is a 38 percent lower risk of a heart attack, stroke or other forms of cardiovascular disease," said study author Meredith Duncan, from Vanderbilt University Medical Cen
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 7, 2018 18:21
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[Massachusetts] It takes smokers' hearts at least 15 years to recover after quitting cigarettes

A team at Vanderbilt looked at data from the Framingham Heart Study which included 8,700 people in Massachusetts over 50 years Half the people they studied had smoked, many were 'heavy' smokers (smoking a pack a day for 20 years) After five years of quit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 7, 2018 16:59
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[UK] New focus on prevention is great leadership and could be seminal moment, says NHS Confederation

accounts for more than half the difference in death rates between poor and the better off in the UK. Yet incredibly in England we have seen cuts in smoking cessation services. "It’s time for real intent around prevention and an acceptance that if we are
NHS Confederation (uk)
added Nov 7, 2018 16:48
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[UK] E-cigarettes as a Smoking Cessation aid in Cancer Patients: Health Professionals knowledge, attitude and current practice

While UK health policy promotes e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid, this has not yet been adopted by local health organisations, causing barriers to and uncertainty around promoting use of e-cigarettes in cancer patients that smoke. Training of heal
NCRI -- National Cancer Research Institute (uk)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:58
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[UK] Doctors don't know whether they should encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

One in three medics would not recommend e-cigarettes to smokers, with quarter unsure if they are any safer than smoking, polling suggests. The survey of more than 500 cancer specialists, GPs and nurses found more than half said they did not know enough
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:57
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[UK] Hospital patients will be quizzed on lifestyles in 'bedside interventions'

“I want to see bedside interventions in our hospitals so smokers who are patients are offered medication, behavioural support and follow-up checks when they go home.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:46
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[UK] Health Secretary will unveil plans for personalised warnings based on social class, lifestyle and genetics in bid to help Britons live an extra five years

For example, pregnant women in Blackpool would receive stop smoking messages because the data shows they are much more likely to smoke than elsewhere.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:40
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