Tag Archives: smoking cessation

Family medicine question and answers 2

What is the most effective duration of nicotine replacement?  (This study was conducted only in patients also receiving extensive telephone counseling on tobacco cessation.)  8 weeks.  Beyond 2 months, continued nicotine replacement did not help with stopping-smoking rates. What helps … Continue reading

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Is stopping smoking on your New Years resolution list?

20% of US population smokes, 100% know that smoking is bad. Smokers use 18% more healthcare costs. The number of times smokers tried to quit before they were habit-free: 1 time: 40%, 2-3 times 38%, 4+ times 22%. Stay in … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes?

E- cigarettes and tobacco lozenges are purported as a way to stop smoking.  But, the Institute of Medicine would like you to rethink that. There is too little known about whether they actually pose less risk than do traditional tobacco … Continue reading

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Cigarette packaging is getting a dose of reality. . .

Cigarette packaging will be more graphic, starting September 2012.  Manufacturers will be required to devote 1/2 of the front and back of every cigarette package to photos and written warnings about the dangers of tobacco.  There are nine photos showing … Continue reading

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Which smoking cessation interventions work best?

There are many options. Here are your effective options to stop smoking: Nicotine Replacement therapy (like gum and patches): All forms of nicotine replacement therapy increased abstinence rates after 6 months. No one type of nicotine replacement can be suggested … Continue reading

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Did you just smoke your last cigarette?

Frequently my smoking patients ask “HOW can I stop?” My goal is to “stack the deck” so that you are more successful.  Surveys show 70 percent of smokers want to quit.  Over 40 percent have tried to quit in the past year … Continue reading

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