Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pregnancy smoking hurts reading ability

November 27, 2012 / Yale Daily News / — New research out of the Yale School of Medicine is the first to link prenatal nicotine exposure with impaired reading skills, the most recent finding in a large body of literature urging mothers not to smoke while pregnant. Study authors analyzed more than 5,000 young children […]

Novus Twigs Target Nation’s Growing Smoke-Free Environments

For Immediate Release   ANNOUNCING NEW, NON-TOBACCO, SAFE PRODUCT FOR NON-SMOKING ZONES; NOVUS TWIGS TARGET NATION’S GROWING SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENTS Launch Coincides With Annual ‘Great American Smokeout Day’    NEW YORK CITY, NY, November 15, 2012 – Defying cigarettes’ long-term, devastating health effects, one-in-five adult Americans (45 million), especially young people, still smoke, according to the […]

A nation clinging to nicotine

November 12, 2012 / Herald Tribune / by Jane Brody — Few smokers would claim that it’s easy to quit. The addiction to nicotine is strong and repeatedly reinforced by circumstances that prompt smokers to light up. Yet the millions who have successfully quit are proof that a smoke-free life is achievable, even by those […]

Medication, support can help kick smoking

November 4, 2012 / / — Most smokers realize that tobacco is harmful and nearly 35 million smokers want to quit each year. Unfortunately, more than 85 percent of those who try to quit on their own relapse, most within a week, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse ( Why is kicking […]

Nicotine triggers chemicals that make you anxious: Study

November 9, 2012 / / —  Inactivation of a specific sub-class of nicotinic receptors may be an effective strategy to help smokers quit without feeling anxious, a new study has found. According to researchers from the Virginia Commonwealth University, these findings could pave way for development of novel therapies to help smokers quit without […]

Smokers miss work more often, cost UK billions

October 31, 2012 / NEW YORK (Reuters Health) / – Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, according to a new analysis of 29 past studies. Based on that finding, absenteeism due to smoking cost the UK alone 1.4 billion pounds – or $2.25 billion – […]