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In October 2014 Posted

Counseling, Meds Best for Quitting Smoking

October 23, 2014   A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers’ chances of quitting, according to research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study included 1,560 adult smokers in England who made at least one attempt to quit over six months. After six months, 23% of the participants were no longer smoking. Those who […]
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In October 2014 Posted

‘Lost Pleasure’ From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses

October 20, 2014   “Lost pleasure” represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and colleagues examined the U.S. Food and Drug […]
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In October 2014 Posted

National Association of School Boards Should Expel Big Tobacco

October 17, 2014   R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, a company responsible for manufacturing a deadly product that kills 480,000 Americans each year, has just gained unprecedented access to 5th-9th grade students through its new partnership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The organization, which represents state school board associations, has made the decision to adopt and […]
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In October 2014 Posted

Novel Mobile Sensing Technologies May Help Prevent Relapses in Smokers Trying to Stop

October 16, 2014   Rice University’s Department of Psychology will use mobile sensing technologies to help people who are trying to stop smoking from having a relapse as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s new Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data to Knowledge (MD2K). Created with $10.8 million in federal grants, the center […]
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