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Smoking Cessation Advice Before Cosmetic Surgery Making Lead to Long-Term Quitting

Smoking Cessation Advice Before Cosmetic Surgery Making Lead to Long-Term Quitting

Asking patients to stop smoking before undergoing cosmetic surgery can promote long-term smoking cessation with 40.5% of participants in a recent study no longer smoking on a daily basis.

Psoriasis Risk Linked to Smoking Amount, Duration

Psoriasis Risk Linked to Smoking Amount, Duration

Study results suggest that smoking status is a potential independent risk factor for psoriasis.

Smoking in CHD: Cessation Medications Not Common With Hospitalization

Smoking in CHD: Cessation Medications Not Common With Hospitalization

Only 22.7% of smokers with coronary heart disease received some kind of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy during their hospitalization.

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

In an effort to reduce nicotine to "non-addictive" levels, the FDA will begin a public dialogue.

Following MI, Smoking Cessation Rx Not Common

Following MI, Smoking Cessation Rx Not Common

While counseling is common, few patients are actually prescribed a smoking cessation medication.

How Does Gender Impact Efficacy of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation?

How Does Gender Impact Efficacy of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation?

Researchers sought to analyze previous data in a real-world context.

Depression in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Rates of Smoking

Depression in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Rates of Smoking

Women who experienced a major depressive episode were more likely to be smokers, researchers found.

Pack-Year Smoking History Best Elicited by Shared-Decision Making

Pack-Year Smoking History Best Elicited by Shared-Decision Making

Electronic medical records inadequate for determining whether patients meet pack-year requirement for lung cancer screening researchers warn.

Smoking Cessation Improves Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms

Smoking Cessation Improves Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms

Smokers had worse rhinosinusitis symptoms and used more antibiotics and oral corticosteroids to treat sinus infections.

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Reduces Smoking Worldwide

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Reduces Smoking Worldwide

Participating countries agreed to introduce policies including high tobacco taxes and smoke-free public spaces.

CDC: Significant Drop In US Youth Tobacco Use Recorded

CDC: Significant Drop In US Youth Tobacco Use Recorded

Although overall tobacco use has declined, more than 4 million teenagers are still using tobacco, according to a CDC report.

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Slow Progression of Emphysema

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Slow Progression of Emphysema

Treatment with full-dose angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers was found to slow disease progression in patients with emphysema.

Elevated Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma Associated With Filtered Cigarettes

Elevated Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma Associated With Filtered Cigarettes

A report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that the FDA should require cigarette filters to remove the holes.

Is There a Link Between Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is There a Link Between Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The association between asthma and Rheumatoid arthritis can help identify high-risk patients and improve treatment options.

Do Medicare Regulations Impact Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Do Medicare Regulations Impact Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose computed tomography among high-risk individuals remain "low and unchanged."

Is Smoking Cessation Therapy Coverage Affected by Medicaid Policies?

Is Smoking Cessation Therapy Coverage Affected by Medicaid Policies?

Policies requiring patients to attend counseling in before receiving smoking cessation medications negatively affect use of these medications.

Smoking Associated With Decreased Cardiac Function

Smoking Associated With Decreased Cardiac Function

Smoking correlated with increased measures of left ventricular mass and worsening diastolic function.

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Healthcare Costs Increase Due to Smoking

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Healthcare Costs Increase Due to Smoking

he average cost of health care for smokers was $64,041 compared to $45,918 for nonsmokers, based on the data from the one-year follow-up period.

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