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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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Vaporizing the E-Cigarette Myth
December 9, 2015 12:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” there is an insightful quote that ironically does not appear in the novel itself: “ We are all too eager to think our pleasures must be blessed.” Pulling back Read More...
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Lights Out
November 6, 2015 7:25 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, Read More...
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Campus Smoking Ban Yields Success
September 15, 2011 12:38 PM by Valerie Newitt
Even a lightly-enforced smoking ban can have major impact on a college campus. So says a study from Indiana University (IU) published online in the journal Preventive Medicine . When investigators looked at student behavior following the implementation Read More...
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Encouragement, Not Criticism, Helps Minorities Quit Smoking
May 5, 2011 9:31 AM by Valerie Newitt
A new study by the American Legacy Foundation, suggests that encouragement, not criticism, is the best way to influence African-American smokers to quit. Reported in the May/June issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion and distributed by the Read More...
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Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Governing Nicotine Addiction
February 23, 2011 8:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
A pathway in the brain may lead to a dark destination: vulnerability to tobacco addiction. According to an advance online issue of the journal Nature , scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have identified a conduit in the brain that Read More...
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Study: Smoking Cessation Saves Lives -- and Money
September 15, 2010 1:48 PM by Mike Bederka
We all know helping smokers to quit saves lives, but new research provides hard evidence that states can reap favorable economic benefits by getting people to kick the habit. Released this week, the American Lung Association study provides a nationwide Read More...
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