Month: October 2009

BMH offers free tobacco-cessation class

BRATTLEBORO—Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s next free tobacco-cessation program starts Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Conference Room 1, BMH lower level (near the former PT area), Director of Community Relations Barbara Gentry announced. Vermont Quit Network’s six-week class offers…

Smoking’s Damage Swift, Irreversible

Cigarette smoking starts inflicting “very significant” damage on the arteries with the very first puffs taken by otherwise healthy young smokers, new research shows. The damage worsens as time passes and is impossible to reverse, says researcher Stella Daskalopoulou, MD,…

Occasional smoking is increasing

Smoking-cessation programs typically target frequent smokers with fairly hefty habits. But it may be time to also put some focus on occasional and social smokers, according to a commentary released today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Jjypjync This group…

E-Cigarettes Battle Continues

PHOENIX – Despite concerns by public health officials as to their safety, electronic cigarettes are gaining ground in the United States, USA Today reports. The battery-powered device uses nicotine, flavoring and chemicals in a cartridge, which turns the nicotine into…

Crushing Cigarettes Reduces Tobacco Addiction

Smokers who crushed computer-simulated cigarettes as part of a psychosocial treatment program in a virtual reality environment had significantly reduced nicotine dependence and higher rates of tobacco abstinence than smokers participating in the same program who grasped a computer-simulated ball,…