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[Texas] VFW post in Killeen adopts a ‘no tobacco’ policy

The Benjamin O. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9191 in Killeen approved a tobacco-free policy on Oct. 2 which went into effect Monday. In recognition of health, safety and environment concerns, the post commander in a statement said the post is com
Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
added Oct 15, 2018 22:52

REVEALED: The staggering number of active US troops who are considered fat or obese as military chiefs struggle to recruit from unfit younger generations

Fourteen percent said they smoked and 7.4 percent smoked daily, less than the general US population. Like everywhere else in the country, the popularity of electronic cigarette smoking is on the rise. Thirty-five percent of troops said they had tried a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 5, 2018 20:21

[Virginia] Lung Cancer Screening Rates Fall Short in VA

Adherence to annual lung cancer screening has been less than ideal among screening-eligible participants taking part in a Veteran's Administration Lung Cancer Screening Demonstration Project (LCSDP) researchers report. In a retrospective study involving
MedPage Today
added Oct 5, 2018 14:08

Adherence to annual lung cancer screening needs improvement

"Our study demonstrates that even within the context of a well-designed, implemented and guideline-adherent LDCT screening program, adherence is not optimal and does not reach the reported 95 percent of the NLST when the baseline scan is negative," says
PR Newswire
added Oct 4, 2018 18:43

[California] E-cigarettes versus nicotine patches for perioperative smoking cessation: a pilot randomized trial

E-cigarettes are a feasible tool for perioperative smoking cessation in veterans with quit rates comparable to nicotine replacement patch. Spirometry appears to be improved 8-weeks after initiating e-cigarettes compared to nicotine patch, possibly due to
added Sep 28, 2018 14:19
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[Virginia] Military health system: Cigarettes in disguise

Electronic smoking devices labeled ‘healthy’ can be misleading... Regina Watson, health promotion program manager for the Air Force Medical Support Agency, warned there are misconceptions about what is in these products and the harm they can do. Some peo
Fort Campbell (KY) Courier
added Oct 3, 2018 07:26

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County representatives call for statewide indoor smoking ban for workplaces

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania VFW commander Thomas Hanzes spoke at the Morningside VFW and called on state lawmakers to end the exemptions and ban smoking inside all workplaces. He says VFW members have already voted to support this step and many other posts
Pittsburgh (PA) City Paper
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53

A Qualitative Evaluation of Mental Health Clinic Staff Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Treating Tobacco Use [FREE FULL TEXT]

VA mental health staff struggle with knowing that tobacco use is important, but they face competing priorities, encounter patient resistance, are conflicted on their role in addressing tobacco, and lack tobacco training. They suggested strategies at multi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 8, 2018 14:06

Effectiveness of tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy in the Veterans Health Administration

Conclusion The increased quit rates among Veterans treated support the effectiveness and continuation of the VHA tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy policy.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 5, 2018 00:47

Cigarette Use One of Most Significant Health Risks to Military Service Members

The American Osteopathic Association has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® campaign to address high smoking rates among service members, who smoke at a rate 60% above the general populatio
PR Newswire
added Aug 30, 2018 20:52
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