News tagged with tobacco dependence

Better benefits help Medicaid recipients quit smoking

People on Medicaid in the U.S. are 68 percent more likely to smoke than the general population. New research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that expanded smoking cessation benefi ...

Mar 07, 2014
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What are electronic cigarettes?

As rates of smoking fall in Australia, electronic cigarette manufacturers are moving in. Liberty Flights last week released an (awful) online ad to "create awareness" of electronic or e-cigarettes in the Australian marketpla ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Why do young adults start smoking?

The risk of becoming a smoker among young adults who have never smoked is high: 14% will become smokers between the ages of 18 and 24, and three factors predict this behaviour.

Sep 17, 2013
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Smoking abstinence research receives major financial boost

Warren Bickel, an internationally recognized addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $3.2-million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for research on improving self-control ...

Aug 05, 2013
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WHO urges global ban on all tobacco marketing

Governments worldwide must ban all forms of tobacco marketing, not just billboards and TV ads, as companies find new ways to tap the market, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013
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Experts propose strategies to reduce, end tobacco use

What would it take to end tobacco use once and for all? This is the question several scholars, scientists and policy experts address in a provocative series of articles on various strategies for eliminating ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Cigarette relighting tied to tough economy

In what is believed to be a first of its kind study, a research member at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and colleagues have found that an accelerating trend of smokers relighting cigarettes is related ...

Mar 23, 2013
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