The PROMIS Smoking Initiative has the goal of developing, evaluating, and making widely available a set of items for assessing smoking behavior and the biopsychosocial constructs that can be used to predict smoking outcomes.
We assessed the effect of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) spending on smoking disparities in Arkansas, which distinguished itself from other states by investing all of its MSA funds in health-related programs.
Previously abstinent smokers who lapse are at risk for increased cigarette cravings and full-blown relapse. The findings have implications for cognitive–behavioral treatments to prevent relapse and medications to help smokers manage cravings.
Clinicians are more likely to treat symptoms of nicotine withdrawal when smoking is restricted. Hospitals should monitor prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapies to ensure high quality patient care.
Message content in anti-smoking public service announcements (PSAs) can be delivered explicitly (directly with concrete statements) or implicitly (indirectly via metaphor), and the method of delivery may affect the efficacy of those PSAs. The purpose of this study was to conduct an initial test of this idea using tobacco industry manipulation PSAs in adolescents.
A section on U.S. health care reform accompanies features on piracy, education priorities, emerging technologies, and Arkansas antismoking programs; other stories discuss climate change, parolees, oil risks, Mexican security, and global drug policies.
Examined whether reimbursement for Provider Counseling, Pharmacotherapies, and a telephone Quitline increase smoking cessation relative to Usual Care. A telephone Quitline in conjunction with low-cost Pharmacotherapy was found to be the most effective means of reducing smoking in the elderly.