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  1. CDC Launches Graphic Antismoking Ad Campaign

    March 15, 2012 -- The CDC is launching a nationwide graphic antismoking campaign that features “tips” from former smokers, such as how to get ready in the morning when you have a hole in your neck because of throat cancer. “The ad campaign we’re launching today will tell the real story,” Health and

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  2. Nicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Smokers

    Feb. 29, 2012 -- Nicotine replacement therapy is widely used to help smokers kick the habit, but new research raises major doubts about its effectiveness during pregnancy. The largest clinical trial ever to examine the use of nicotine patches in this setting found little evidence that the treatment

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  3. Quit-Smoking Drug May Also Curb Drinking

    Feb. 15, 2012 -- A drug that helps people stop smoking may also cut alcohol cravings, a new study shows. The drug Chantix works by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain. Many people who have taken the drug to quit smoking have reported to their doctors that they were drinking less, too. Intrigued

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  4. Smoking in Men Speeds Up Mental Decline

    Feb. 6, 2012 -- Smoking is bad for the brain, especially for male smokers. Men who smoke tend to have a more rapid mental decline than men who do not smoke, a new study shows. But the findings did not reveal a similar link between smoking and mental decline in female smokers.  Although the exact rea

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  5. Most States Get an F for Tobacco Prevention

    Jan. 19, 2012 -- Most states are doing an “abysmal” job in actions to protect children from cigarette smoking, and some are cutting funds for tobacco cessation programs because of stagnant economic conditions that are reducing revenues, the American Lung Association says in a new report. The ALA’s S

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  6. Nicotine Replacement Treatments May Not Work Long-Term

    Jan. 9, 2012 -- Nicotine replacement therapies such as gums or patches may not help smokers kick the habit long-term, a new study shows. Relapse rates of the quitters were similar during the study period, whether they used the products alone or with counseling, or they did not use them. "Nicotine re

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  7. Long-Term Treatment May Be Best Way to Help Smokers Quit

    Nov. 28, 2011 -- If you had high blood pressure, you wouldn't expect your doctor to give you some pills, pat you on the back, and say good luck, would you? Of course not, you would expect long-term treatment. What if the same principle was applied to smoking? Well, treating smoking like a chronic di

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  8. Survey: Most Smokers Want to Quit

    Nov. 10, 2011 -- Ask anyone who has ever tried or even succeeded: Quitting smoking is not easy. Two-thirds of U.S. adults who smoke really do want to quit, and more than 50% of adult smokers have really tried during the past year,a survey shows. But quitting can sometimes be easier said than done. T

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  9. Study Links Chantix to Suicide Risk, but FDA Disagrees

    Nov. 3, 2011 -- Just over a week after federal health officials released a report finding no evidence of an increased risk of serious psychiatric problems in users of the anti-smoking drug Chantix, a new study comes to the opposite conclusion. Investigators who were the first to link the drug to sui

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  10. FDA: Chantix Benefits Still Outweigh the Risks

    Oct. 24, 2011 -- New studies show that the benefits of the stop-smoking drug Chantix still outweigh its risks, the FDA says. The FDA-sponsored studies find that Chantix does not increase a person's risk of psychiatric hospitalization. But the studies "do not rule out an increased risk of other neuro

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