E-cigarettes and replacement nicotine therapy deposit fewer harmful chemicals in the body that smoking.
Annual counseling could reduce prevalence and prevent many smoking-attributable fatalities.
Even patients that quit smoking in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find.
An analysis of population trends in England demonstrated that use of electronic cigarettes improves the rate of successful quit attempts, but results in less use of prescription nicotine-replacement therapy products.
When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors give varying advice.
Low aerobic capacity has greater effect on longevity than even high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.
A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.
Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect children under 6 the most, and calls to poison control centers about accidental ingestion have sharply increased.
E-cigarettes have a strong potential to improve population health by reducing or displacing cigarette use. A team of international experts urged the US FDA to have a broad perspective when it comes to regulating e-cigarettes.
Smokers who visit a clinician for lung cancer screening should also be encouraged to quit smoking at that visit. Evidence-based behavioral strategies should be used, at each visit, to motivate smokers to quit.
Patients with cancer, including those with a tobacco-related cancer, do not seem to be more likely to quit smoking than the general population.
Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.
A recent study examined factors that impact patient preferences for web- and phone-based tobacco cessation programs.
Rates of 6-month continuous abstinence after lung cancer screening did not differ between black smokers and white smokers despite a higher likelihood of 24-hour and 7-day quit attempts by black smokers.
This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges PCPs to offer interventions to help adults, including pregnant women, stop smoking.
Many patients with lung cancer do wish to be offered support to help them quit smoking after surgery, according to a recent study.
Patients that cease smoking shortly before or after a lung cancer diagnosis experience significant survival benefits.
Researchers estimate that 48.5% of the nearly 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 years and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a newly published study.
Government estimates show smoking reduced in roughly half of U.S. states, but some people may be using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes.
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says, to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit the habit.
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation can help you plan a successful quit program for your patients who smoke.
Series of focus groups shared their personal experiences with and ideas about smoking cessation.
When participants of a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly on Twitter, they are more successful at stopping smoking.
Research continues into whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit or actually worsen their habit.
Guanfacine, a medication used to treat hypertension, shows promise as a smoking cessation aid.
Employing financial incentives to encourage smokers to reduce cigarette use can be a successful ploy.
Smokers with cancer using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) were found to be more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to have quit smoking traditional cigarettes than nonusers.
Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine, and the long-term safety of the devices still unclear, researchers caution.
Patients with cancer who use e-cigarettes as a form of smoking cessation are equally or less likely to quit smoking.
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