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Smoking Cessation

Quitting Smoking? Get Help From Your Menstrual Cycle

Healthline | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living

The research team hopes that this new insight into menstrual-based addictive changes might also assist in the cessation of other addictive substances and behaviors.

The Surprising Link Between Obesity And A Smoke-Free America

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Smoking is just about the worst thing you can do for your health. It can cause cancer pretty much all over your body, tooth and gum loss, stillbirth, ...

It Is Not Impossible To Quit Smoking, But It Is Necessary

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Face your deepest fears and do what it is that you are scared of. I think the scariest part of quitting is the fear of failure. Failure is only an option if you allow it to be. Take your future back and kick the cigs to the curb.

The Nation's Top Doctors Converge to Discuss Cancer and Smoking Cessation

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Stephanie R. Caudle

The care and management of patients who have been diagnosed with colon and prostate cancer requires a defined multidisciplinary approach. It requires ...

What's the Best Way to Quit Smoking?

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

Smoking is a powerful addiction, and kicking it is chemical warfare waged on the battleground of the brain, where resolve means something. This study suggests you'll do better if you take your turkey flash-frozen rather than slow-roasted.

The Health Care System: What's in a Name?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As the most visible castles on the most prominent hills of what we call, rightly or wrongly, our "health care" system, hospitals are ineluctably caught up in our notions of what both health and care should mean, and do.

Re-New Year's Resolutions

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Even with the best of intentions, New Year's resolutions have a tendency to slowly fade away as we get further away from January 1. This year, I plan on renewing a resolution to help a friend quit smoking for good and I have an easy way for you to join me.

Even Nonsmoking Teens Are Constantly Exposed To Tobacco

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of no...

Hawaii's Public Health Power Move Could Save Thousands Of Lives

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

On January 1, Hawaii became the first state in the nation to raise its smoking age for traditional and e-cigarettes to 21, earning appreciative nods f...

Teen Smokers May Be Hard-Wired For Cigarette Addiction

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Teen smokers might crave nicotine in part because their brains respond differently than adults to seeing people light up, a small s...

Secondhand Smoke Tied To Infertility And Early Menopause

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke is tied to infertility in women and early menopause, according to a new study. Compared to...

Experts Push For Pregnancy Warning Labels On Pot Products

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Warning: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding poses potential harms. That message would be written on medical and recreat...

ICYMI: Who Faces More Sexism, Female Politicians Or Lab Rats?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.14.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, HuffPosters wrote about two very different groups facing gender bias in the workplace: ...

One In Three Young Men In China Will Die From Smoking

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

BEIJING (AP) -- Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, b...

Lowering Nicotine Levels In Cigarettes Leads To Less Smoking

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living

A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking le...

The Jury's Still Out On E-Cigarettes As A Way To Quit Smoking

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit smokin...

CVS Says Its Ban On Cigarette Sales Has Reduced Smoking

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living

CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states...

Science Confirms Your Company Should Pay You To Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Is money even more enticing to smokers than cigarettes? This was the question at the heart of a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, pub...

The Mindful Geek: A Radically New Way to Quit Smoking

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

An innovative researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been testing a set of technologically based forms of an acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy.

What Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Lesley Gore ('It's My Party') Have in Common

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Above all, avoid cigarettes, and you will live longer, prosper better, and also have more parties. Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Gore, we will miss you both.

Mental Health for the Masses

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

MOOIs (Massive Open Online Interventions) are mental health and substance abuse interventions, scientifically validated and available online to unlimited numbers of consumers. As with MOOCs, most of these consumers can be expected to drop out, but some will stay -- and get well.

Innovation for a Smoker Near You

Scott Goodson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Scott Goodson

There is a movement afoot to innovate with nicotine and tobacco as well as inventing better, smarter products to help you stop smoking. Some of these areas have been a public taboo. Nevertheless, it seems as if innovation has exploded in this space of late.

Lung Cancer in Women: The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.

Smoking Cessation Without Weight Gain

Margaret Marshall | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

If you don't quit smoking, smoking will quit you. The tobacco addiction is hard to overcome but you can change your way and become addicted to life, fresh air, and deep breathing.

Smokeout Time: Your Opportunity to Stop Smoking and Save Lives

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Live longer, live healthier, make the lives of those around you healthier (by avoiding your second-hand smoke), and make the Great American Smokeout your personal first anniversary for your smoke-free life.