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Quit smoking, add years to your life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker’s list. Smokers are more likely to develop diseases like lung, throat and mouth cancer. And they’re more likely to die earlier than are people who don’t light up. Dr. J. Taylor Hays, …

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Tobacco cessation programs may up quit rates in cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Enrolling actively-smoking oncology patients into a comprehensive tobacco cessation program may help patients sustain long-term abstinence from smoking and improve their cancer treatment outcomes, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open. Paul M. Cinciripini, Ph.D., of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and …

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Medicines to help smokers quit only fight half the battle

Credit: CC0 Public Domain More than 90 percent of smokers who try to quit fail. The reason may be hiding in their brains. Many people who try to quit often turn to smoking cessation medications, including NicoDerm CQ or Chantix. In a study published this week, FIU Ph.D. psychology student …

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Doctors are not using tools to help youths quit smoking

Credit: CC0 Public Domain At a time when the rapid growth in electronic cigarette “vaping” among young people threatens to reverse decades of progress in reducing tobacco use, a large study published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds that medical professionals are largely failing to use existing tools to help young …

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Study shows pediatricians can help parents to quit smoking

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An NIH-funded study published in JAMA Pediatrics has shown pediatricians can help parents quit smoking. The research, led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC), was conducted across five states—North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana—and delivered a simple, customizable intervention: Upon check-in at …

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A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit

Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, works in the MRI lab at the National Institutes of Health’s research hospital in Bethesda, Md., on Thursday May 16, 2019. Volkow is studying how anti-addiction medicines work inside the brains of people undergoing treatment for opioid abuse. In …

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