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Smoking, Once Used to Reward, Faces a Ban in Mental Hospitals

February 7, 2013   Annelle S., 64, who has paranoid schizophrenia, took an urgent drag on a cigarette at a supervised outdoor smoke break at Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Read More.

E-Cigarettes Pose Dilemmas for Regulators, Tobacco Control Advocates

February 7, 2013   The turning point for David Hammond came about six months ago, when he was standing in a checkout line at his local grocery store in Waterloo, Ont. Read More.

My View: Utah’s Children are Not Up for Sale

February 6, 2013   Championing tobacco over food is unexpected in Utah, especially at the expense of children. Read more.

People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Smokers, Study Finds

February 6, 2013   People with mental illness are 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than people without mental illness, two federal health agencies reported Tuesday. Read More.

FDA Should Do More With its Authority Over Tobacco Products

February 5, 2013   IN 2009, PRESIDENT Obama signed the Tobacco Control Act, which gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. Read More.

Nicotine Metabolism Inversely Linked to Addiction Severity in Teens

February 5, 2013   Reduced nicotine metabolism is associated with a greater number of cigarettes smoked per day and increased levels of dependence in adolescent smokers, researchers report. Read More.

Senate Democrats Go After Tobacco Tax Loophole to Increase Revenue

February 4, 2013   A group of Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would close tax loopholes for tobacco companies, generating $3.6 billion in revenue over 10 years. Read More.

‘No Smoking for Patients Pre-Surgery’: Doctors

February 4, 2013   “Not smoking before an operation reduces the risk of complications such as infection, disturbances in the healing process,  and blood clots by 50 percent,” wrote Peter Friberg, chairman of the Swedish Medical Society (Svenska Läkaresällskapet), in an opinion piece in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN) published on Monday. Read More.

Study Gives Hospital Patients Nudge To Quit Smoking

February 1, 2013   Stormont-Vail HealthCare has teamed up with University of Kansas Hospital on a study looking at helping smokers quit while they’re a captive audience - hospital patients. Read More.

Nicotine Addict Reflects

February 1, 2013   Addiction is like disease, able to cripple your body and mind. The only difference is that, with addiction, you have a choice in the matter, and you can either let it consume your life or decide to fight back. Read More.

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