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Debate rages following controversial journal article on why smokers can’t quit

A journal article on why smokers struggle to quit is drawing fire from experts in New Jersey and across the country who say the conclusions are a bit simplistic. The article, published last month in PLOS ONE , argued smokers have…  …

U.S. launches new major anti-smoking campaign

US health officials launched a hard-hitting offensive aimed at slashing the numbers of smokers across the country following the success of a similar campaign last year. The new campaign encourages smokers to kick the habit with a series of adverts spotlighting the wrenching personal stories of individuals battling smoking-related illnesses…

New graphic anti-smoking campaign unveiled in U.S.

WASHINGTON — US health authorities unveiled a new anti-smoking campaign Thursday with testimony of ex-smokers and graphic images depicting the reality of tobacco-related diseases, in the latest effort to stamp out the habit. The campaign to convince smokers to kick the habit, and warn younger people of the dangers from…

Nicotine therapy doesn’t help smokers quit: study

Gums, patches and nasal sprays that supply smokers with nicotine do not help people quit cigarettes over the long term any better than going it alone, a US study said on Monday. The research by the Harvard University School of Public Healthfollowed 787 adults in the state of Massachusetts who had recently quit smoking, and…

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