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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Pill Offers Hope For Smokers Who Can't Quit Cold Turkey

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A nicotine addiction pill can help smokers quit gradually when they can't go cold turkey, a study ...

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

My Love Affair With Nicotine Gum

May Wilkerson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
May Wilkerson

I fell for nicotine gum as hard as I had fallen for cigarettes. It became my mouth's constant companion. I loved the instant kick of nicotine as I first bit down, the chewing, the sweetness, the secrecy. My gum is not like your gum. It is special. It is drug-gum.

Lighter Cigarettes by Any Other Name Would Kill as Many Smokers

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Products once labeled as lighter and milder are still sold. Even if labeled with random letters in plain white packs, consumers through tasting can identify the milder, lighter, smoother brands, and need to know that such brands are not linked to any reduced risks.

9 Things to Think About When Thinking About Cigars -- Little or Big

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Cigars can be as deadly as cigarettes -- especially for former cigarette smokers, for those who smoke smaller cigars, for those who inhale and for those who smoke several times a day.

Proof That Treating Addictions With Drugs Doesn't Work

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Although clinical trials show nicotine replacement therapy patients do better at quitting cigarettes, surveys of smokers who have quit or tried to quit typically do not find any advantage for those who rely on NRT.

Realizing Your New Years Resolution To Quit Smoking

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Just slap on a nicotine patch and stop smoking. Right? Well, not exactly. See the video that goes with this piece called Smoke-Free in 30 Days: The Pr...

Defragmenting Healthcare: Science, Medicine and Smoking

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

The lag between what we know about helping smokers and what we do to help them opens a window into the gaping hole between scientific knowledge and clinical practice.

States Need Help, Smokers Have Hope

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Most people who are addicted to smoking need help to quit. There are programs to help, but unfortunately many are not getting the help they need because health insurance plans don't cover treatments.