In response to the tobacco and related industries’ systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to attract a new generation of tobacco users, World No Tobacco Day 2020 will provide a counter-marketing campaign and empower young people to engage in the fight against Big Tobacco.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 6 February 2020 with guest presenter Dr Veronica Boland from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and will follow with an open Q & A session. The webinar will run for approximately 4
Referral to Slimming World in UK Stop Smoking Services (SWISSS) versus Stop Smoking Support Alone on Body Weight in Quitters: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial
Introduction: Most people who stop smoking gain weight. Dietary modification may seem an obvious solution, but food restriction may increase cigarette craving and smoking relapse.
Trial design: An unblinded parallel randomised controlled trial.
Tobacco use is one of the key risk factors for many chronic diseases including lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Despite this, it is common throughout the world. The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) have developed a new guide for clinicians to support the diagnosis and management of tobacco dependency.
The potential of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to reduce the cardiovascular and other disease risks of smoking is of great interest. While many smokers report using ENDS for cessation, their impact under real-world use patterns and conditions on adult smokers’ quitting behavior is uncertain.
E-cigarettes are less addictive than traditional cigarettes, according to a new study published in the journal Preventative Medicine.
That said, around 75% of e-cigarette smokers still consider themselves to be dependent on their use.
A new American Cancer Society study published in the journal Tobacco Control suggests that regularly receiving personalised emails with tips for quitting amongst other information could be as effective at reducing the rate of smoking as medical alternatives.
Effectiveness of the Gold Standard Programme Compared with Other Smoking Cessation Interventions in Denmark
Strengths and Limitations of this Study
This study was based on a large cohort of smokers from all regions and settings in Denmark. 46 287 smokers were included in the study, and the follow-up rate was high (74%).