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Trauma Tough on Women’s Hearts
Traumatic events — such as assault and natural disasters — may exact more than just an emotional toll on many women.
Can Chantix Make a Comeback?
For many longtime smokers, quitting cold turkey is far from easy. But there may now be some good news for smokers looking to kick the habit.
Kicking the Habit and Being Happier For It
Smoking is clearly tied to negative physical health effects, but what about mental health? Researchers behind a new review set out to explore this topic.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
Hospitalized? Good Time to Quit
Of course, no one can smoke inside hospitals anymore. There are strict policies against it. But, outside the hospital, on the grounds and in designated areas, it's usually still fair game.
Anxious? Quit Smoking Now
Which came first: smoking or the anxiety disorder? Does smoking aggravate an existing anxiety disorder? Or is an existing anxiety disorder a risk factor for smoking?
Do Warnings on Cigarette Packs Work?
Ex-smokers who notice the warning labels on cigarette packs are less likely to start smoking again.  How much of a difference do these really warning labels make for ex-smokers? A four-country survey asks ex-smokers about cigarette warning labels over the course of 5 years to determine if they make any impact on whether or not they return to the smoking life. Warning labels may not be 100 percent effective, but they do appear to make a difference. Encourage people to notice warning labels on cigarette packs. Researchers from the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Can...
Do Anti-Tobacco Ads Really Work?
A new look at data from anti-smoking ads may influence how campaigns are targeted in the future. There's no doubt that smoking is bad, but what is the best way to get the message across?