Posts tagged: cessation

The Pros and Cons of Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey

Tweet In a way, going “cold turkey” is the most popular way to quit smoking. Most smokers try this strategy—stopping all at once without the help of medication, nicotine replacement methods, or any formal therapy—on their first attempt to give up cigarettes. But only about 3% to 10% are actually able to kick the habit without help. “It is like tightrope-walking without a net,” says Thomas Glynn, director of cancer scie ... Jump to full article >>

Kruger and Diaz: NY should collect all cigarette taxes

Tweet A Native American store on Long Island sells untaxed cigarettes, but some lawmakers are looking to force Native American-owned stores to charge taxes on cigarettes as a way to increase the state’s revenue. Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger asked the governor to begin collecting these sales taxes immediately. Sen. Carl Kruger, D-Brooklyn, hand-delivered a letter Nov. 16 to the governor asking him to rescind a “letter of forb ... Jump to full article >>

Your Health: Light smokers could need help quitting, too

Tweet Some smoke just a few cigarettes each day. Others smoke only on weekends, with certain friends or in certain places. The habits of light, occasional or non-daily cigarette smokers are so varied that experts have yet to come up with a single label for them – though the term “chippers” gets some use. That term “comes from the world of heroin addiction,” says Thomas Glynn, director of cancer science and trends at the ... Jump to full article >>

Congressmen buck SICPA deal

Tweet Congressional leaders yesterday slammed the deal for a stamp tax technology on cigarettes and alcohol products being worked out between the Switzerland-based SICPA Product Security SA (SICPA) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), saying it is heavily in favor of the Swiss proponent. Antique Rep. Exequiel Javier, House ways and means chair, also said the BIR could not implement the SICPA proposal through the build-operate-transfer (BOT) ... Jump to full article >>

E-Cigarettes Under Fire

Tweet As more cities ban smoking in restaurants and bars, there is a newer product to the United States that makers claim you can still smoke indoors. It’s under fire from cities across the country, the Food and Drug Administration and a metro parent. If you’ve been to the mall lately, you may have seen a kiosk selling electronic cigarettes. We’ve found the kiosks at Independence Center and Oak Park mall. If you walk past the k ... Jump to full article >>

Anti-Smoking Commercials Target Sports Fans Watching TV

Tweet For one in three sports fans, watching the game and lighting up a cigarette go hand in hand. And those are the fans an anti- smoking group hopes to reach during the World Series. REPORTER: He’s stealing cars for his smoke break. She’s making margaritas at her desk. A humorous look at a serious subject and the excuses made. CHERYL YATES: As any smoker, ex-smoker can tell you.. You need no reason to smoke, any reason is good. REP ... Jump to full article >>

Anti-Smoking Group Releases Air Quality Study

Tweet An Indianapolis anti-smoking group released research on Tuesday they said highlights why the city needs stricter rules when it comes to lighting up. Smoke Free Indy said a new study, done in conjunction with the Roswell Park Cancer Center, shows that establishments that allow smoking are 11 times more polluted than those that don’t, 6News’ Jennifer Carmack reported. Researchers with Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation took ... Jump to full article >>

Eighty per cent of pregnant women in Nunavut smoke

Tweet Ottawa’s Bob Reid is trying to understand what’s at the root of the health crisis OTTAWA-When Ottawa’s Bob Reid convened a meeting several years ago to discuss Nunavut’s smoking epidemic, the territory’s health officials, Inuit elders and leaders all shared an overriding concern. Nunavut’s expectant mothers smoked too much, they told him, and required urgent help. “One of the things that was appalling to community members was ... Jump to full article >>

Higher tobacco taxes could save 115 Million Lives

Tweet A study published in Nature Reviews Cancer of Canada, found that tripling tobacco taxes could deter new smokers, rapidly increase cessation rates, and save at least 115 million lives by 2050. The study findings also disclose that the other tobacco control measures such as public education campaigns, smoke-free laws, marketing bans and cessation treatments are also effective in reducing tobacco use. The study findings show that worldwide sm ... Jump to full article >>