Post Profile






Big tobacco fuels addiction with nicotine patches, UCSF says

Nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalers and gum have long been marketed as ways of helping addicts break the habit. But such products by themselves won’t do the job — something tobacco companies themselves have taken advantage of to boost their profits, new research from UCSF says. Nicotine replacement therapy products, which have been sold over the counter at drugstores since 1996, are effective only when paired with counseling, according to a UCSF study released Thursday.
read more

share

Related Posts


Nicotine levels in cigarettes may be reduced: FDA

Health : Bel Marra Health

In an attempt to make cigarettes less addictive, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed lowering nicotine levels. Furthermore, the FDA has suggested improving the safety of nicotine products such as gums and patche...

Study: Nicotine gums, patches only help with withdrawal

Health : The Chart

Smokers trying to quit with the help of nicotine replacement therapies – nicotine patches, gums and lozenges - are just as likely to relapse after an initial six-month period as those who go cold turkey, according to a new study pub...

Big tobacco companies are putting big warning labels on their e-cigarettes

Health : The Checkup

MarkTen e-cigarette packages feature a 117-word warning: "Nicotine is addictive and habit forming, and is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed," the warning reads. The product, the warning says, is uns...

FDA: No Warning Needed For Nicotine Gum, Patches

Health : Medical News Today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that no warning is needed for products designed to help people quit smoking, such as nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges. Manufacturers of these products are advised to modify...

Nicotine replacement: safe, even if you still smoke, says FDA

Health : LA Times: Health

Millions have worn the nicotine patch, chewed the gum or sucked on the lozenge as a way to wean themselves off cigarettes. But millions more have ripped off the patch or spit out the gum or lozenges because they slipped and smoked a...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC