Tag Archives: Cessation

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

[embedded content] Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are… Read More »

Demonisation of smoking and drinking in pregnancy can prevent cessation

The demonisation of women who smoke or drink during pregnancy can lead to them smoking or drinking in secret rather than seeking the support they need to stop, finds a new study by Cardiff University. Participants interviewed for the study reported negative reactions directed towards them when they smoked or drank small amounts of alcohol… Read More »

Are E-Cigarettes More Effective Than NRT for Smoking Cessation?

February 15, 2019 Share this content: Throat or mouth irritation was reported more often in the e-cigarette group compared with the nicotine replacement group. Refillable e-cigarettes demonstrate greater efficacy for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy when both products are accompanied by behavioral support. A 2-group, multicenter, pragmatic, individually randomized controlled trial was conducted at… Read More »