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Some Smokers Say It’s Harder to Buy Cigarettes Now that CVS Doesn’t Sell Tobacco

A survey of smokers who used to purchase cigarettes at CVS finds more than half say it is harder to buy cigarettes now that the pharmacy chain has stopped selling tobacco products. The survey found 52 percent said the move by CVS has impacted their ability to buy cigarettes regularly,…

Rate of Mental Disorders Among Smokers is Rising: Study

The rate of mental disorders among smokers is increasing, a new study concludes. More recent smokers have the highest risk, HealthDay reports. The study analyzed data from 25,000 people. The researchers found that while the national smoking rate has been declining since the 1960s, the percentage of smokers who are…

Mailing Free Nicotine Replacement Patches to Smokers Can Help Some Quit

Mailing free nicotine replacement patches to smokers who are interested in giving up cigarettes can help some of them quit, a new study finds. The smokers in the study did not receive counseling or other support, HealthDay reports. Researchers sent a five-week course of nicotine patches to 500 smokers. After…

E-Cigarettes Associated With Less Quitting Among Smokers, Study Finds

A new study finds e-cigarettes are associated with significantly less quitting among smokers, CBS News reports. Adult smokers who used e-cigarettes were 28 percent less likely to stop smoking regular cigarettes, researchers found. The findings, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, are the largest to date to address the question…

Smokers Can Increase Quit Rates if They Take Medication Before They’re Ready to Stop

A new study finds smokers who start taking smoking-cessation medication before they are ready to quit have greater success once they do want to stop. Doctors are currently advised to follow clinical practice guidelines that recommend patients set a quit date before they are prescribed smoking cessation pills such as…