smoking http://wrkf.org en R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help http://wrkf.org/post/r-u-ready-quit-smoking-texting-can-help <a href="#_msocom_1" name="_msoanchor_1"></a>Smokers who want to quit have all sorts of tools at their disposal: call lines, nicotine patches, medication, friends, doctors. And now, texts.<p>Getting counseling through text messages doubled the odds of kicking the habit compared with those who relied on Internet searches and basic information brochures, a <a href="http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(14)00177-9/pdf" target="_blank">study published</a> Friday in the <em>American Journal of Preventive Medicine </em>found. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:18:00 +0000 editor 27661 at http://wrkf.org R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help Wanna Smoke? It Could Cost You A Tooth, FDA Warns Teens http://wrkf.org/post/wanna-smoke-it-could-cost-you-tooth-fda-warns-teens When it comes to persuading teenagers not to smoke, you have to think short-term, the Food and Drug Administration says.<p>"While most teens understand the serious health risks associated with tobacco use, they often don't believe the long-term consequences will ever apply to them," FDA Commissioner <a href="http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/ucm193998.htm">Margaret Hamburg</a> told reporters Monday before unveiling the agency's first-ever anti-smoking campaign.<p>Instead, the ads focus on how smoking affects teenagers' appearance by ruining their skin and messing up their teeth. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Rob Stein 22111 at http://wrkf.org Wanna Smoke? It Could Cost You A Tooth, FDA Warns Teens Cancer Screening Clinic Seeks Smokers http://wrkf.org/post/cancer-screening-clinic-seeks-smokers <p>Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center operates the only cancer screening clinic in Baton Rouge, In 2012, the cancer center launched a screening program for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, especially smokers.</p><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" contenteditable="false" description="Dr. Brad Vincent, Interventional Pulmonologist and Chairman of the Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team " fid="1518" uri="public://201401/vincent_final.mp3"><div class="audio-player-wrapper"><div class="pi_assets-audio">&nbsp;</div><div class="pi_assets-audio-text">Audio File</div></div><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-description">Dr. Brad Vincent, Interventional Pulmonologist and Chairman of the Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team</div><div class="actions"><a class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-edit" href="#edit">Edit</a> | <a class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-delete" href="#remove">Remove</a></div></div></div><p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:52:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 21100 at http://wrkf.org 50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths http://wrkf.org/post/50-years-after-landmark-warning-8-million-fewer-smoking-deaths Saturday marks an important milestone in public health – the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health.<p>Few if any documents have had the impact of <a href="http:/profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/ResourceMetadata/NNBBMQ">this one</a> — both on the amount of disease and death prevented, and on the very scope of public health.<p>An <a href="doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285112">analysis</a> in the <em>JAMA, </em>the American Medical Association journal, estimates that 8 million Americans avoided premature death as a result of tobacco control efforts launched by the 1 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Richard Knox 21003 at http://wrkf.org 50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths