NIHR Signal: E-cigarettes helped more smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy
Studies have found that 18% given e-cigarettes were abstinent from smoking vs 9.9% for nicotine replacement therapy. E-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than smoking, so switching to vaping is likely to bring substantial health gains. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA reviews requirements for nicotine replacement therapy product labels
By Stephanie Larson and Richard Featherstone, Emergo Group Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) drug products, such as patches, gum and lozenges, have been around for more than 30 years. More novel products such as e-cigarettes provide additional choices for people using NRT for smoking cessation. But, like any other drug delivery mechanism, there are risks as well as benefits when using NRT drug products. While the technology has been marching ahead, regulators have been taking an increased interest in how to manage the risks of harm associated with using such products. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s bl...
Source: Mass Device - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news
Acupuncture found as effective as nicotine replacement therapy for helping people quit smoking
(Natural News) A study reports that acupuncture is as effective as nicotine replacement therapy in helping people stop smoking. The study, which was published in the journal Chest, aimed to assess the efficacy of acupuncture, auricular point pressing, and nicotine replacement therapy on tobacco cessation in the Chinese population. For the study, a team of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy
E-cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy, when both products were accompanied by behavioural support. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study: E-cigarettes Top Nicotine Replacement for Quitting
TheNew England Journal of Medicine recently published a study comparing e-cigarettes'effectiveness in helping smokers quit with that of nicotine-replacement therapy, finding marked differences between the two interventions. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
E-cigs'twice as effective' than nicotine patches, gum or sprays for quitting
" E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective at helping smokers give up tobacco than other alternatives such as nicotine patches or gum, " Sky News reports. Researchers carried out a trial with 886 smokers who sought help through NHS stop smoking services. People were randomly assigned to either nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products (products such as patches or gums that can deliver a dose of nicotine) or e-cigarettes, plus one-to-one support for at least 4 weeks. After a year, 18% of e-cigarette users had stopped smoking tobacco, compared to 9.9% of NRT users. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Electronic cigarettes are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Peter Hajek, Ph.D., from the Queen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Smoking cessation strategies targeting stress reduction may be more successful in women
(Medical University of South Carolina) Women are 31 percent less likely to quit smoking successfully, in part because nicotine replacement therapy is more effective in male smokers. Female smokers experienced more stress and craving than men after viewing cellphone-delivered stress-inducing images, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Nicotine& Tobacco Research. Although all smokers making a cessation attempt would likely benefit from interventions to reduce stress, these findings suggest that women could receive particular benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Medicare Advantage's Latest Benefit Helps Grandma Kick The Habit
Nearly half of Medicare Advantage plans are offering new supplement benefits for 2019 that range from nicotine replacement therapy to in-home support from a caregiver or social worker, Avalere Health says in a new report. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news
UA physiology researcher continues studies on nicotine exposure during pregnancy
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Although the numbers of nicotine patch and electronic cigarette users during pregnancy are increasing, new research suggests the use of nicotine-replacement therapy is an unsafe alternative to cigarettes. This five-year NIH grant will allow UA physiology researcher Dr. Ralph Fregosi to continue his studies on the short- and long-term developmental risks of nicotine exposure to pre- and post-natal health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AHA: Nicotine Patch Safe for Smokers Hospitalized With Heart Trouble
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Nicotine replacement therapy appears to be a safe option for smokers hospitalized for heart disease, even for critically ill patients on their first day, according to a new study. Researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation (review)
This review (136 RCTs; n=64,640) found high-quality evidence that all of the licensed forms of NRT can help people who make a quit attempt to increase their chances of successfully stopping smoking. NRTs increase the rate of quitting by 50% to 60%, regardless of setting. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products
The number of prescriptions issued in primary care in England for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) fell by 75% between 2005/6 and 2016/17 and dispensing rates for varenicline fell by more than 50% between 2010/11 and 2016/17, according to new analysis. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Smoking cessation Source Type: news
Is prevalence of e-cigarette and nicotine replacement therapy use among smokers associated with average cigarette consumption in England? A time-series analysis
Survey found no significant association between changes in e-cigarette use or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and cigarette consumption while smoking. Authors comment that if e-cigarettes& NRT have reduced cigarette consumption, the effect was very small at population level. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
High-quality evidence that all forms of nicotine replacement therapy can help increase chances of successfully stopping smoking.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalators, and lozenges/tablets, all of which deliver nicotine to the brain more quickly than skin patches, but less rapidly than from smoking cigarettes. NRT aims to temporarily replace much of the nicotine from cigarettes to reduce motivation to smok...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
E-Cigarettes Found No Less Effective Than Other Ways To Quit Smoking, Except Free Money
The best way to get someone to quit smoking? Motivate them with money. After that, e-cigs may be at least as effective as nicotine-replacement therapy or medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news
Upstate to offer free nicotine replacement therapy to campus visitors who smoke
The comfort kit will include two 4 mg nicotine-replacement lozenges, plus information on where one can get more help to quit smoking. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - April 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Teens Are ‘Juuling’ At School. Here’s What That Means
The most popular product in the booming e-cigarette market doesn’t look like a cigarette at all. The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port, accounted for 33% of the e-cigarette market as of late 2017, according to Wells Fargo data. And while the product is made for and legally available only to adults older than 21, its “growth appears to be due to growth with the 18 to 24 year old age group,” according to a Wells Fargo report. In many cases, media reports suggest, these devices are being used by kids and teenagers even younger than that — w...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news
World No Tobacco Day
31 May isWorld No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, the theme is on'Tobacco and heart disease. 'In support of World No Tobacco Day, the Cochrane Library presents aSpecial Collection which highlights a selection of new or recently updated clinically relevant Cochrane Reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general population. There is free access to all reviews included.Evidently Cochrane blogs: What can nurses do to help people stop smoking...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
World No Tobacco Day 2017
31 May isWorld No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to draw attention to the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and what can still be done to reduce tobacco consumption around the world.In support of World No Tobacco Day 2017, the Cochrane Library presents an updatedSpecial Collection which highlights a selection of new or recently updated clinically relevant Cochrane Reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general population. There is free access to all reviews included.Other Cochrane evidence resources for World No Tobacco Day:Help to quit smoking: Nicotine receptor partial ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news
Featured Review: Psychosocial interventions to support pregnant women to stop smoking
Reposted with permission from Cochrane Australia.Published recently, the sixth update of the Cochrane Review on Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy weighs up the evidence on a critical health and social equity issue. Smoking remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in pregnancy, and has serious long-term implications for women and babies. While the number of women smoking in pregnancy is decreasing in high-income countries, where it ’s associated with poverty, it’s increasing in low- to middle-income countries.‘This is now ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news
New Study Finds E-Cigarettes Are Much Safer And Less Toxic Than Tobacco
Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analyzing levels of dangerous and cancer-causing substances in the body. Researchers found that people who switched from smoking regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as gum or patches for at least six months had much lower levels of toxins in their saliva and urine than those who continued to smoke. “Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
E-Cigarettes as Safe as Nicotine Replacement in Real-World Study E-Cigarettes as Safe as Nicotine Replacement in Real-World Study
A new study suggests vaping is as safe as nicotine replacement therapy; the results should allay concerns about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes, one expert agreed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news
Long-term vaping 'far safer than smoking' says 'landmark' study
Conclusion This cross-sectional study aimed to assess whether there are differences in levels of nicotine and toxic chemicals in cigarette smokers, and former or current smokers who are also long-term users of e-cigarettes or NRT. E-cigarettes are designed for users to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking. There has been much discussion over the benefits of vaping over conventional smoking methods and this is the first long-term study assessing these effects. The main findings are not that surprising – former smokers who have now switched to using e-cigarettes or NRT only have significantly...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Source Type: news
Exposure to Carcinogens and Toxins Lower with E-Cigarettes (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Use of electronic cigarettes or nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) is associated with lower metabolite levels of carcinogens and toxins than traditional cigarette smoking, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!). In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what disorder? 1) Sex addiction 2) Bi-polar disorder 3) Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth" 1) Seasonal af...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news
E-cigarettes 'help thousands successfully quit smoking'
Conclusion Stopping smoking remains the best thing you can possibly do for your health. Anything that can help reduce the number of people who smoke is likely to have a good impact on health. But although this study found e-cigarette use was linked to an increase in successful quit attempts, there are a number of things to be aware of: Attempting to quit with e-cigarettes alone may not be as helpful as attempting to quit using an NHS stop smoking service. Getting support and help for a quit attempt is thought to increase your chances of success fourfold. You can use NHS services and e-cigarettes together if you wish. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medication Heart/lungs Cancer Source Type: news
Prevalence of use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to vape recreational drugs by club patrons in South London - Thurtle N, Abouchedid R, Archer JR, Ho J, Yamamoto T, Dargan PI, Wood DM.
INTRODUCTION: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS, often called e-cigarettes) are nicotine delivery devices that heat nicotine into vapour that is inhaled, a process called 'vaping'. Use eclipsed nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) in 2014 but ENDS r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Quitting Smoking? Expect a Lot of Failure Before You Succeed
Quitting smoking is so hard that most smokers kick themselves for even starting. Not everyone who smokes enjoys it, as evident by the nearly 7 out of 10 smokers who've said they want to quit completely. While many smokers have switched to e-cigarettes, those people shouldn't be considered nonsmokers. They're still slaves to nicotine. It's just delivered in a less flammable way. But quitting -- as in getting out of nicotine addiction once and for all -- takes way more than a little willpower. A study recently appearing in BMJ Open suggests the number of times it takes to quit smoking for good is much higher that experts...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
World No Tobacco Day 2016
31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to draw attention to the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and what can still be done to reduce tobacco consumption around the world.Here we focus on a Cochrane Review of a medical intervention - nicotine receptor partial agonists for smoking cessation - and what the available evidence tells us about its effectiveness. Cochrane Review provides more support for medication as long-term aid to quitting smokingWhen people stop smoking, they experience cravings to smoke and unpleasant mood changes. Nicotine receptor partial agonists a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 31, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news
Quit Smoking for Good
World “No Tobacco Day” is May 31.Each year on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World No Tobacco Day, an event designed to bring awareness to the negative impact of tobacco use on the environment and on human health throughout the world. One of the most important ways people can reduce the risk of tobacco-related illness and death, both personally and globally, is to reduce their use of tobacco – or stop for good. In the following excerpt from the book Kicking Butts, Second Edition, readers can find useful tips and strategies on how to quit tobacco products and get the help they need to...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - May 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news
Quitting smoking overnight 'better than cutting down gradually'
Conclusion This was a well-designed randomised controlled trial which aimed to assess whether the best method to stop smoking is by gradual reduction or an abrupt stop. Researchers found more people in the abrupt-cessation group continued to abstain from smoking at four weeks and six months, compared with those who gradually reduced smoking. The trial's strengths include the design, methods and analysis used. The researchers have made attempts to minimise the risk of bias, where possible. The population sample is large, which allows for greater certainty that the findings are not purely down to chance. The fol...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news
Wearable for smoking cessation reduces cravings in small trial
Chrono Therapeutics, the maker of a wearable, smartphone-connected drug delivery device for smoking cessation, has completed a small randomized trial that shows that nicotine replacement therapy delivered with its device can reduce cravings to a statistically significant degree compared to a placebo delivered the same way. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 7, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
Study: Nicotine Patch Works as Well as Chantix to Help Quit Smoking
This study confirms that FDA-approved medications are effective in helping smokers quit,” said Lee Westmaas, PhD, American Cancer Society director of tobacco control research. “Smokers should seriously consider using medications if they are finding it difficult to quit without any help. The most effective approach to quitting is using medications in combination with counseling such as from a quit-line.”RESOURCES: How to Quit Smoking Quit-smoking medicationsResearch shows that using a medication to help you quit smoking can double your chances of being successful.The US Food and Drug Administration (...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - February 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news
Flavouring found in e-cigarettes linked to 'popcorn lung'
ConclusionThis study shows three chemicals reportedly linked to serious lung damage are present in many flavoured e-cigarettes in the US, raising concerns about their safety. Although the study tested US brands, it's likely similar findings would be found here in the UK, where e-cigarettes are similarly unregulated.However, this issue is not black and white. The researchers' concerns have been rightly raised, and their conclusion that urgent research needs to follow this study seems logical given the apparent lack of knowledge in this area. Still, much of the potential health risk and alarm factor of this study ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news
Stop smoking drug not linked to heart attacks or depression
Previous reports have linked varenicline to heart attacks, depression, self-harm and suicideRelated items from OnMedicaCombining varenicline with nicotine patch boosts quit ratesMetabolism impacts on success of nicotine replacement therapy Smoking cessationNRT can be prescribed to smokers who want to cut downSmoking cessation drugs not linked to suicide (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 9, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
We Need To Make A Distinction Between Smoking And Nicotine Addiction, According To Scientists
By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's fix is fruit-flavored nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has "packets of the stuff" stashed all over. But he doesn't see himself as a nicotine addict. Like many people, Daniel believes nicotine gum is far less harmful for him than smoking. Doctors worldwide agree. By giving up cigarettes, they say, Daniel has removed at least 90 percent of the health risks of his habit. Even so, the possibility th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Duration of Nicotine Replacement Use and Smoking CessationDuration of Nicotine Replacement Use and Smoking Cessation
How long should smokers continue nicotine replacement therapy for the highest likelihood of successfully quitting? American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Pregnancy
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse, Quitting Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Nicotine Replacement Therapy Use Among Smokers and Ex-SmokersNicotine Replacement Therapy Use Among Smokers and Ex-Smokers
This study investigated beliefs and concerns regarding nicotine replacement therapy among tobacco users. What are the barriers and facilitators of the use of medicinal nicotine from their perspective? BMC Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news
Metabolism impacts on success of nicotine replacement therapy
Finding could help predict best choice of quit medicine Related items from OnMedicaHelp smokers cut down if they can’t quitNRT can be prescribed to smokers who want to cut downSmokers using plain packs more likely to think about quittingWomen quitting smoking should consider effect of their periodElectronic cigarettes do help smoking cessation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 12, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Cytisine is better than nicotine-replacement therapy in helping smokers quit (NEJM video)
Cytisine, also known as baptitoxine and sophorine, is an alkaloid that occurs naturally in several plant genera. In this trial in New Zealand, cytisine was superior to nicotine-replacement therapy in helping smokers quit. The findings are summarized in the NEJM video. Cytisine was first marketed in Bulgaria in 1964 (called Tabex) and then became widely available in other European countries.Read the full NEJM Original Article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1407764Related reading:Quitting smoking: Still a challenge, but newer tools show promise - CCJM http://buff.ly/1xCK2fP Posted at Clinical Cases and Images...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 7, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: NEJM Smoking Source Type: news
Behind the Headlines 2014 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. Test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz. If you've been paying attention, you should find this quiz both easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!). In January 2014's health news... What was said to help make bones stronger? 1) Swimming 2) Marriage 3) Listening to classical music Warnings were issued about the possible return of what? 1) Swine flu 2) The Black Death 3) Smallpox In February 2014's health news... W...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Medical practice Source Type: news
Dr Reddy's acquires Habitrol brand
Dr Reddy's Laboratories has acquired Habitrol brand, a nicotine replacement therapy transdermal patch, from Novartis Consumer Health Inc. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Smoking Cessation Drug May Offer Lower-Cost OptionSmoking Cessation Drug May Offer Lower-Cost Option
Cytisine may be significantly better than nicotine replacement therapy in achieving smoking cessation, offering a low-cost alternative to current therapies. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Cytisine Superior to Nicotine-Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Cytisine, a partial agonist of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, helps smokers quit tobacco more effectively than nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT), according to a New England Journal of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit
Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Quitting Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How E-Cigarettes Are Helping Scientists Understand Smoking Addiction
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes. In a small pilot study, the researchers used electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to mimic the behavioral aspects of smoking tobacco cigarettes, and say future studies could help scientists understand why smoking is so addictive. E-cigarettes use battery-powered cartridges to produce a nicotine-laced vapor to inhale -- hence the new term "vaping". ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Comparative in vitro toxicity profile of electronic and tobacco cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and nicotine replacement therapy products: e-liquids, extracts and collected aerosols - Misra M, Leverette RD, Cooper BT, Bennett MB, Brown SE.
In this study, an in vitro battery of established assays was used to examine the cytotoxicity, mutag... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news