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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235264/reconceptualizing-motivation-for-smoking-cessation-among-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-as-incentives-and-facilitators
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Megan E Gath, Lisa K Stamp, Pip Aimer, Simon Stebbings, Gareth J Treharne
OBJECTIVES: Smokers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may have different motivations for, and barriers to, quitting. Understanding the motivations of smokers and ex-smokers with RA will help in the design and implementation of targeted smoking cessation interventions for people with RA that are not based solely on extrapolation from the general population or populations with other chronic illnesses. METHODS: Twenty-nine smokers and 10 recent ex-smokers with RA participated in semi-structured interviews via telephone 18 months after being offered a smoking cessation intervention in Aotearoa/New Zealand...
December 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235248/smoking-and-pregnancy-getting-dads-on-the-bus
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Robert M Silver
In this issue of BJOG, Roman-Galvez and colleagues show that some women decrease their amount of smoking or stop smoking entirely during pregnancy (Roman-Galvez BJOG; in press). However, few partners decrease smoking during pregnancy. In addition to exposing the pregnancy to passive smoking, continued smoking by their partner decreases the odds of the woman quitting. Accordingly, public health measures should target partners as well as patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 13, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235186/improving-quit-rates-of-web-delivered-interventions-for-smoking-cessation-full-scale-randomized-trial-of-webquit-org-versus-smokefree-gov
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Jonathan B Bricker, Kristin E Mull, Jennifer B McClure, Noreen L Watson, Jaimee L Heffner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Millions of people worldwide use websites to help them quit smoking, but effectiveness trials have an average 34% follow-up data retention rate and an average 9% quit rate. We compared the quit rates of a website using a new behavioral approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; WebQuit.org) with the current standard of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Smokefree.gov website. DESIGN: A two-arm stratified double-blind individually randomized trial (n = 1319 for WebQuit; n = 1318 for Smokefree...
December 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233325/malaysian-pharmacy-students-intention-to-provide-smoking-cessation-counseling
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Saraswathi Simansalam, Siti Hadijah Shamsudin, Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Malaysian National Quit Smoking Program had proposed to integrate smoking cessation counseling skills into all relevant healthcare curricula as one of its strategies to increase the number of Malaysians giving up smoking. More effective implementation of the curricula can be facilitated by further understanding the factors influencing students' intention in terms of providing smoking cessation counseling. This study, guided by Integrated Behavior Model (IBM), aimed to explore the factors which influenced pharmacy undergraduates in providing smoking cessation counseling...
September 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233157/medical-student-intervention-to-promote-effective-nicotine-dependence-and-tobacco-healthcare-mind-the-gap-single-centre-feasibility-randomised-trial-results
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Anusha Kumar, Kenneth D Ward, Lisa Mellon, Miriam Gunning, Sinead Stynes, Anne Hickey, Ronán Conroy, Shane MacSweeney, David Horan, Liam Cormican, Seamus Sreenan, Frank Doyle
BACKGROUND: Although brief cessation advice from healthcare professionals increases quit rates, smokers typically do not get this advice during hospitalisation, possibly due to resource issues, lack of training and professionals' own attitudes to providing such counselling. Medical students are a potentially untapped resource who could deliver cessation counselling, while upskilling themselves and changing their own attitudes to delivering such advice in the future; however, no studies have investigated this...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232312/improvement-of-smoking-abstinence-rates-with-increased-varenicline-dosage-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Maher Karam-Hage, George Kypriotakis, Jason D Robinson, Charles E Green, Gurtej Mann, Vance Rabius, Rosario Wippold, Janice A Blalock, Elie Mouhayar, Jean Tayar, Patrick Chaftari, Paul M Cinciripini
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether increasing the dose of varenicline beyond the standard dose of 2 mg/d would improve smoking abstinence. METHODS: We examined the effect of 3 mg/d of varenicline on smoking abstinence among smokers who had reduced their smoking by 50% or more in response to 2 mg/d for at least 6 weeks but had not quit smoking. Of 2833 patients treated with varenicline, dosage of a subset of 73 smokers was increased to 3 mg/d after 6 weeks...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229659/a-smoking-prevention-photoageing-intervention-for-secondary-schools-in-brazil-delivered-by-medical-students-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial
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Bianca Lisa Faria, Christian M Brieske, Ioana Cosgarea, Albert J Omlor, Fabian N Fries, Christian Olber Moreira de Faria, Henrique Augusto Lino, Ana Carla Cruz Oliveira, Oscar Campos Lisboa, Joachim Klode, Dirk Schadendorf, Breno Bernardes-Souza, Titus J Brinker
INTRODUCTION: Most smokers start smoking during their early adolescence, often with the idea that smoking is glamorous; the dramatic health consequences are too far in the future to fathom. We recently designed and tested an intervention that takes advantage of the broad availability of mobile phones as well as adolescents' interest in their appearance. A free photoageing mobile app (Smokerface) was implemented by medical students in secondary schools via a novel method called mirroring...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229092/predictors-of-smoking-cessation-a-longitudinal-study-in-a-large-cohort-of-smokers
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Mathias Holm, Linus Schiöler, Eva Andersson, Bertil Forsberg, Thorarinn Gislason, Christer Janson, Rain Jogi, Vivi Schlünssen, Cecilie Svanes, Kjell Torén
BACKGROUND: There are few studies on predictors of smoking cessation in general populations. We studied the smoking cessation rate in relation to several potential predictors, with special focus on respiratory and cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Smokers (n = 4636) from seven centres in Northern Europe, born between 1945 and 1973, who answered a questionnaire in 1999-2001 (the RHINE study) were followed up with a new questionnaire in 2010-2012. Altogether 2564 answered the questionnaire and provided complete data on smoking...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228387/association-between-rs1051730-and-smoking-during-pregnancy-in-dutch-women
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Hamdi Mbarek, Catharina E M van Beijsterveldt, Jouke Jan Hottenga, Conor V Dolan, Dorret I Boomsma, Gonneke Willemsen, Jacqueline M Vink
Introduction: The common genetic variant (rs1051730) in the 15q24 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene cluster CHRNA5-CHRNA3-CHRNB4 was associated with smoking quantity and has been reported to be associated also with reduced ability to quit smoking in pregnant women but results were inconsistent in non pregnant women. The aim of this study was to explore the association between rs1051730 and smoking cessation during pregnancy in a sample of Dutch women. Methods: Data on smoking during pregnancy were available from 1,337 women who ever smoked registered at the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR)...
December 8, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227838/financial-strain-indirectly-influences-smoking-cessation-through-withdrawal-symptom-severity
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Darla E Kendzor, Michael S Businelle, Aaron F Waters, Summer G Frank, Emily T Hébert
BACKGROUND: Financial strain has an adverse impact on smoking cessation. However, the mechanisms through which financial strain influences cessation remain unclear. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether financial strain indirectly influenced smoking cessation through withdrawal symptom severity. METHODS: Participants (N=139) were primarily Black (63.3%) and female (57.6%) adults enrolled in a smoking cessation program at a safety-net hospital...
December 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225110/assessment-of-the-cerebellar-neurotoxic-effects-of-nicotine-in-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-in-rats
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Dwipayan Bhattacharya, Mohammed Majrashi, Sindhu Ramesh, Manoj Govindarajulu, Jenna Bloemer, Ayaka Fujihashi, Bailee-Ryan Crump, Harrison Hightower, Subhrajit Bhattacharya, Timothy Moore, Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran
The adverse effects of prenatal nicotine and alcohol exposure on human reproductive outcomes are a major scientific and public health concern. In the United States, substantial percentage of women (20-25%) of childbearing age currently smoke cigarettes and consume alcohol, and only a small percentage of these individuals quit after learning of their pregnancy. However, there are very few scientific reports on the effect of nicotine in prenatal alcohol exposure on the cerebellum of the offspring. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the cerebellar neurotoxic effects of nicotine in a rodent model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...
December 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224298/-smoking-abstinence-rate-and-its-associated-factors-between-abrupt-and-gradual-smoking-cessation
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R Hao, J P Zhou, L Ni, Q Y Li, G C Shi
Objective: To analyze and compare the abstinence rate of smoking quitting methods and its associated factors between abrupt and gradual smoking cessation in smokers with drug-based therapy. Methods: A prospective clinical study was conducted in patients undergoing quitting smoking intervention in Ruijin Hospital smoking cessation clinic between June 2013 and May 2016. All the subjects were randomized in a 1∶1 ratio into the abrupt smoking cessation group (smoking as usual over 3 weeks before a planned quit day, and then stopping smoking abruptly) and the gradual smoking cessation group (gradually reducing tobacco use over 3 weeks before a planned quit day, and then stopping smoking totally)...
December 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223599/pharmacological-intervention-and-abstinence-in-smokers-undergoing-cessation-treatment-a-psychophysiological-study
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Yong Cui, Jeffrey M Engelmann, Jonathan Xian, Jennifer A Minnix, Cho Y Lam, Maher Karam-Hage, Paul M Cinciripini, Jason D Robinson
As a composite concept, negative affect comprises various aversive emotional experiences, such as irritability and nervousness. It is a critical motivational factor that helps maintain smoking behavior, and contributes significantly to smoking cessation failure as a core withdrawal symptom. Prior research has indicated an important role of nicotinic mechanisms in negative affect processing. The most effective smoking cessation medication, varenicline, targets nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) as a partial agonist, while another first-line cessation medication, bupropion, has shown antagonistic effects on nAChRs...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221522/barriers-to-smoking-cessation-among-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-africa
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Zifikile Phindile Shangase, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni, Catherine O Egbe
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The long-term health effects of smoking and the risk of adverse TB outcomes, including increased periods of infectiousness, have been reported among DR-TB patients in South Africa. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the barriers to smoking cessation among DR-TB inpatients at a hospital in Durban, South Africa. METHODS: A qualitative design using in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of 20 DR-TB inpatients was employed...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220743/the-cigarette-dependence-scale-and-heaviness-of-smoking-index-as-predictors-of-smoking-cessation-after-10weeks-of-nicotine-replacement-therapy-and-at-6-month-follow-up
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Laurie Zawertailo, Sabrina Voci, Peter Selby
INTRODUCTION: The reliability and validity of the Cigarette Dependence Scale (CDS) has been tested in online studies and compared with other tobacco dependence measures. Findings regarding its ability to predict smoking cessation have been mixed. We examined whether the CDS predicted cessation among a sample that received nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) at a community workshop and assessed the incremental predictive validity of the CDS-5 and CDS-12 over the 2-item Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI)...
November 27, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220524/brain-responses-to-cigarette-related-and-emotional-images-in-smokers-during-smoking-cessation-no-effect-of-varenicline-or-bupropion-on-the-late-positive-potential
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Francesco Versace, Elise M Stevens, Jason D Robinson, Yong Cui, Menton M Deweese, Jeffrey M Engelmann, Charles E Green, Maher Karam-Hage, Cho Y Lam, Jennifer A Minnix, David W Wetter, Paul M Cinciripini
Introduction: Varenicline and bupropion are two effective smoking cessation pharmacotherapies. Researchers have hypothesized that they might be effective, in part, because they reduce cue reactivity and cue-induced cravings. Here, we used event-related potentials (ERPs) to directly measure brain responses to cigarette-related and other motivationally relevant images during a pharmacologically aided quit attempt. Methods: Smokers involved in a 12-week placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial of smoking cessation medications (varenicline, bupropion, placebo) took part in the study...
December 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217965/guidance-for-the-clinical-management-of-thirdhand-smoke-exposure-in-the-child-health-care-setting
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Jeremy E Drehmer, Bethany Hipple Walters, Emara Nabi-Burza, Jonathan P Winickoff
Objective: To explain the concept of thirdhand smoke and how it can be used to protect the health of children and improve delivery of tobacco control interventions for parents in the child health care setting. Methods: Review of the literature and descriptive report. Results: The thirdhand smoke concept has been used in the CEASE intervention to improve the delivery of tobacco control counseling and services to parents. Materials and techniques have been developed for the child health care setting that use the concept of thirdhand smoke...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management: JCOM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214844/barriers-to-quitting-smoking-among-young-adults-the-role-of-socioeconomic-status
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Samantha Carlson, Rachel Widome, Lindsey Fabian, Xianghua Luo, Jean Forster
PURPOSE: The aims of this analysis were to explore how self-reported barriers to quitting vary by socioeconomic status (SES) among young-adult smokers and to assess their relationship to quitting. DESIGN: This analysis uses 2 waves of telephone-survey data from the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort study. SETTING: Midwestern United States. PARTICIPANTS: Participants (n = 419) were smokers aged 17 to 24 years. MEASURES: Socioeconomic status was estimated using the highest level of education completed by the participants' parents...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207891/reluctance-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-its-early-stages-and-their-families-to-participate-in-a-partnership-based-self-management-trial-a-search-for-explanation
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Helga Jónsdóttir, Thorbjörg Sóley Ingadóttir
Recruitment, the process of accessing, screening, selecting and retaining participants for research remains a challenge. In a randomized controlled trial, partnership-based self-management intervention for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in its initial stages, and their families, a theoretical framework developed for patients with an advanced COPD and their families was modified and implemented in a primary care context. In contrast to recruitment to the original study where 4% decline participation, in this study 25% of the potential patients declined participation...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202347/butt-why-exploring-factors-associated-with-cigarette-scavenging-behaviors-among-adult-smokers-enrolling-in-a-clinical-trial-for-smoking-cessation
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Ryan Lantini, Marie A Sillice, Joseph L Fava, Ernestine Jennings, Rochelle K Rosen, Santina M Horowitz, Bruce M Becker, Beth C Bock
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking is associated with many adverse health effects and is an important public health concern. Increased understanding of smokers' behavior is central to developing effective interventions. Cigarette scavenging, a behavior that involves smoking shared or previously used cigarettes has thus far only been shown to be prevalent among homeless or incarcerated populations. The current study examines whether cigarette scavenging is prevalent in a more general population of adult smokers enrolling in a smoking cessation clinical trial, and whether engagement in this behavior is associated with demographic or smoking-related psychosocial factors...
November 26, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
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