Relative risk for cardiovascular atherosclerotic events after smoking cessation: 6-9 years excess risk in individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia
- Atherosclerosis Screening by Noninvasive Imaging for Cardiovascular Prevention: A Systematic Review. Rodondi, Nicolas; Auer, Reto; Bosset Sulzer, Vanessa; Ghali, William; Cornuz, Jacques // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Feb2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p220
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis is being increasingly used in clinical practice, with some experts recommending to screen all healthy adults for atherosclerosis and some jurisdictions mandating insurance coverage for atherosclerosis screening. Data on the impact of such...
- Effect of smoking reduction and cessation on cardiovascular risk factors. Eliasson, Björn; Hjalmarson, Agneta; Kruse, Elisabeth; Landfeldt, Björn; Westin, Åke // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Aug2001, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p249
This open study examined the effect of smoking reduction and smoking cessation on established cardiovascular risk factors. Fifty-eight healthy adult smokers (smoking â‰¥15 cigarettes/day for at least 3 years) were provided with nicotine nasal spray (to be used ad libitum) and asked to stop...
- The use of snus for quitting smoking compared with medicinal products. Lund, Karl Erik; McNeill, Ann; Scheffels, Janne // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Aug2010, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p817
Introduction:: Given there are few experimental studies comparing the effects of snus and medicinal products for quitting smoking, self-reports from smokers who have used different methods for quitting smoking can be informative.
- Smoking cessation rates failed to increase with carotid plaque screening. // Cardiology Today;Mar2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p39
The article reports on a study which found that carotid plaque screening, along with thorough smoking cessation counseling, did not increase rates of smoking cessation or control cardiovascular (CV) risk factors among people who smoked.
- Influence of long-term smoking reduction on health risk markers and quality of life. Bolliger, Chris T.; Zellweger, Jean-Pierre; Danielsson, Tobias; van Biljon, Xandra; Robidou, Annik; Westin, Åke; Perruchoud, André P.; Säwe, Urbain // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Nov2002, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p433
We have recently published efficacy and safety data of a study using an oral nicotine inhaler in smoking reduction. The current analysis was undertaken to assess the secondary objectives of the trial: the influence of long-term smoking reduction on health risk markers. Four hundred healthy...
- Predictors of Smokeless Tobacco Abstinence. Ebbert, Jon 0.; Glover, Elbert D.; Shinozaki, Eri; Schroeder, Darrell R.; Dale, Lowell C. // American Journal of Health Behavior;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p735
Objectives To investigate predictors of tobacco abstinence among smokeless tobacco (ST) users. Methods: Logistic regression analyses assessed characteristics associated with tobacco abstinence among ST users receiving bupropion SR. Results: Older age was associated with increased tobacco...
- Maintained Smoking Cessation for 6 Months Equilibrates the Percentage of Sputum CD8+ Lymphocyte Cells with That of Nonsmokers. Bouloukaki, Izolde; Tsoumakidou, Maria; Vardavas, Constantine I.; Mitrouska, Ioanna; Koutala, Eleni; Siafakas, Nikolaos M.; Schiza, Sophia E.; Tzanakis, Nikos // Mediators of Inflammation;2009, Vol. 2009, Special section p1
Little is known about the longitudinal effects of smoking cessation on sputum inflammatory cells. We aimed to investigate into changes in sputum inflammatory cells and T-lymphocyte subpopulations after 6 and 12 months smoking cessation. Induced sputum was obtained from 68 healthy smokers before...
- No clear evidence that hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is more effective in the long term than no treatment or other interventions. // Evidence Based Nursing;Apr2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p48
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- In brief. // Active Living;May2011, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p17
The article offers news briefs related to medical researches including one on the study funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) that was designed to help people quit smoking, one on the survey conducted by Health Dialog Services Corp. which shows that 65% of Americans consider...