Researchers from the UK (who seem to be quite interested in smoking-related research these days) have published a study now claiming that quitting smoking may help improve your memory. In the study, participants needed to complete tasks located around a university campus. Those who had never smoked remembered around 80% of tasks, while smokers remembered [...]
The respiratory journal Thorax has published an interesting study out of the UK which links the risks of teen smoking with movies depicting smokers. At age 15, children were asked via a computer-assisted interview (CASI) if they had seen 50 randomly selected films that comprised 70 top US box office hits between 2001 and 2005. They then filled out a questionnaire related to smoking habits.
In the UK, around 67% of smokers report wanting to quit, while only 26% report making a quit attempt in the previous year. Currently, the UK National Health Service (NHS) provides stop smoking services (SSS) to support cessation, although only 8% of smokers wanting to quit in England access the NHS SSS. The authors of [...]
Here’s an article I found from the American Journal of Health Promotion outlining the success of a mass media smoking cessation campaign aimed at lower income and blue collar Americans of diverse race and ethnicity. The campaign’s main strategy for promoting smoking cessation was
The debate on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) is one that is highly controversial. The QUIT forum has reported on the use of e-cigarettes in the past, citing concerns of safety and efficacy. However, a recent article published online from the International Journal of Clinical Practice
New research from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey finds that menthaol cigarettes are associated with decreased smoking cessation in the US, and that this is more pronounced for African Americans and those of Puerto Rican descent. This research is timely, given the fact that the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products is currently considering whether [...]