Addiction

Facebook program doesn't up smoking abstinence at one year

(HealthDay)—The Tobacco Status Project (TSP) Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults does not improve abstinence from smoking over one year, according to a study published in the September issue of Addiction.

Addiction

Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking

A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based ...

Health

Helping smokers quit: Payments, personalized support can work

Money can be more powerful than nicotine, as a new study found that smokers who received financial incentives, in addition to personalized support, to help them quit were more successful than smokers who did not receive these ...

Cardiology

DAPT cessation patterns vary with diabetes status after PCI

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent (DES), DAPT cessation is significantly lower in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), ...

Health

The ER docs said 'stop smoking,' and they did

An intervention in the emergency department designed to encourage tobacco cessation in smokers appears to be effective. Two and a half times more patients in the intervention group were tobacco-free three months after receiving ...

Cardiology

Smoking cessation ups survival for patients undergoing PCI

(HealthDay)—Smoking cessation is associated with improved survival for patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of The Journal of Cardiology.

Health

Program helps patients quit smoking before surgery

(HealthDay)—A smoking cessation intervention offered in a preadmission clinic is associated with decreased rates of smoking on the day of surgery and 30 days postoperatively, according to research published in the September ...

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