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Trends and Patient Characteristics Associated with Tobacco Pharmacotherapy Dispensed in the Veterans Health Administration

Although VHA cessation pharmacotherapy use nearly doubled from 13.8% in 2004 to 25.6% in 2013, reaching undertreated subgroups, especially those with medical comorbidities, may improve cessation outcomes.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 10, 2017 20:26
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Implementing an Evidence-based Tobacco Control Program at Five 2-1-1 Call Centers: An Evaluation Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research

The Smoke-Free Homes Program (SFH) is an evidence-based intervention offered within 2-1-1 information and referral call centers...Future implementation of SFH and other tobacco control programs should address identified barriers by securing ongoing fundi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 10, 2017 20:25
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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time: Smokers with High Psychological Distress Are Smoking Less and More Are Trying to Quit

a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of 19 years, from 1997 to 2015, this hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smoke
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:00
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[Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, USA] Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

A DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent—increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI Internationa
PR Newswire
added Oct 10, 2017 15:57
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking

E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking is the key message from the British Psychological Society report 'Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes' published this week. The new behaviour change briefing aims to provide guidance a
ScienceDaily
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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Rapid Nicotine Metabolite Ratio and Successful Quitting: Acceptable Explanation

The authors concluded that faster nicotine metabolizers might be less likely to relapse following a quit attempt, which was inconsistent with data from past clinical trials. I have some concerns about their study. First, the authors observed 67 successfu
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 10, 2017 20:27
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Response to “Rapid Nicotine Ratio and Successful Quitting: Acceptable Explanation” by the Authors of “Nicotine Metabolite Ratio (NMR) Prospectively Predicts Smoking Relapse: Longitudinal Findings from ITC Surveys in Five Countries”

Dr Kawada’s letter1 raised concerns about our manuscript titled: “Nicotine metabolite ratio (NMR) prospectively predicts smoking relapse: Longitudinal findings from ITC surveys in five countries.”2 These are reasonable criticisms, several of which were a
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 10, 2017 20:27
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[UK] Who is most at risk of bowel cancer? Four people with very different lifestyles are assessed by an expert... and a stressed office worker is a more likely candidate than a reformed smoker

THE REFORMED SMOKER RISK: LOW...Even though Lee Black, 44, (pictured) is only a weekend drinker, she drinks quite a bit and should limit her intake ... EXPERT VERDICT: Lee’s risk is low but it would drop further if she gave up smoking altogether.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:19
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GLANTZ: Assuming ecigs will cut smoking does not prove that ecigs will save lives; new paper an exercise in tautology

“Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes” by David Levy et al. published in Tobacco Control on October 2, 2017, attracted a moderate amount of attention with its conclusion that “Compared with the Status Quo, replacemen
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:02
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