News: Cessation

American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” Report Release

The 20th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for […]

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posted on 01/27/2022

Smoking rates decline steeply in teens in 2021

Truth Initiative January 10- Youth smoking dropped to an all-time low of 2.3% in 2021 – down from nearly 23% in 2000 – according to recent data from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, […]

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posted on 01/14/2022

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

By Kim Tingley, The New York Times Magazine November 23- When they first appeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found […]

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posted on 11/23/2021

Tobacco use falling: WHO urges countries to invest in helping more people to quit tobacco

World Health Organization News Release November 16- The fourth WHO global tobacco trends report released today, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to […]

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posted on 11/17/2021

Two new tobacco cessation medicines added to the WHO essential medicines list

World Health Organization November 5- Tobacco use causes 8 million deaths every year from health consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and many other debilitating diseases. Quitting can be challenging, especially with the […]

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posted on 11/08/2021

Nevada Tobacco Quitline Offers Free Nicotine Replacement Products, Coaching

By: This Is Reno You’ve undoubtedly seen them on the shelves of Target, CVS and similar stores, and the cost may have stopped you in your tracks: Nicotine-replacement products like gums, lozenges and patches are formulated […]

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posted on 05/13/2021

Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program Mondays, April 9 – May 21, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join the American Lung Association’s seven-week quit smoking program, conveniently held in Downtown Henderson at Dignity Health WomensCare and Community Outreach Center, 98 East Lake Mead Pkwy, Ste. 301, Henderson, NV (in the medical office building […]

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posted on 03/21/2018

Health Care Costs Drop Quickly After Smokers Quit

University of California, San Francisco News Center By Elizabeth Fernandez When smoking drops, health care costs plummet the next year. A new national analysis by UC San Francisco of health care expenditures associated with smoking estimates […]

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posted on 05/10/2016

Study Asks if Carrot or Stick Can Better Help Smokers Quit

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise WASHINGTON — What would make a smoker more likely to quit, a big reward for succeeding or a little penalty for failing? That is what researchers wanted to know […]

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posted on 05/13/2015