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May 21, 2012
COPD Diagnoses and Deaths Continue to Rise in Women
According to a recent health interview survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths in U.S. related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have increased much faster among women than men over the last 20 years, while women were also more likely to receive hospitalization or emergency room care due to COPD.

December 19, 2011
Genetic Condition May Be Undiagnosed in COPD Patients
Hundreds of people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have yet to be diagnosed with a genetic condition that causes severe hereditary emphysema, according to a recent study published in Respiratory Research.

September 12, 2011
Burden of COPD Revealed in New Peer-Reviewed Publication
A recent survey on the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has revealed substantive insight into the economic, social and personal impact of COPD for working-aged patients around the world.

April 11, 2011
COPD Patients at Higher Risk of Shingles
Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may be at a higher-than-average risk for developing shingles, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

April 05, 2011
Coping With COPD: Delegate Responsibility
Delegating responsibility is an important stress management tool and an effective way to actively manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

March 25, 2011
Urban Drug Users Have Increased Risk of Undiscovered Obstructive Lung Diseases
Urban populations with a history of current or former drug use are at a greater risk of undiscovered obstructive lung diseases (OLDs), such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

December 06, 2010
Coping with COPD: Reduce Stress
Unavoidable factors in daily life, stress and anxiety can have a particularly negative effect on those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Travel Information

nef_travel_infoFor many, air travel can be a stressful and anxious time. However, for travelers with lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, decreased oxygen levels inside airplane cabins can create a number of problems not experienced by healthy passengers.

To ensure safe travels for these passengers, proper precautions must be taken. One way to ensure changes in oxygen level do not affect passengers is to take a low oxygen simulation test prior to air travel. This test will determine the need for oxygen supplements onboard an airplane—where oxygen levels are typically 25% lower than at ground level. Patients with heart and lung conditions should also consult with their clinician prior to making travel arrangements to ensure that they are healthy enough to fly.

Those people requiring portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) must contact their airline prior to their desired travel date to make arrangements for oxygen supplements on board. While all airlines operating in the United States are now required to allow Department of Transportation (DOT) approved POCs to be carried on and used onboard, policies may vary between airlines. To ensure smooth travels, always verify these policies with the airline when you make your reservation.

For information on which devices are approved by the DOT and specific airline information, visit www.airlineoxygencouncil.org.

            Lung disease and air travel - August, 2008

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March 12, 2014
Preparing for Airline Travel
For sufferers of chronic lung conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the use of supplemental oxygen may be necessary at some point in your treatment plan.

Videos

The National Emphysema Foundation is proud to share the first Sreedhar Nair MD memorial lecture series with the readers of this website. Dr. Nair's main legacy was the sharing of medical information among providers and patients so that they will be in a better position to treat and cope with their lung health problems. We hope that you will find this lecture given to medical fellows [physicians under going advance training to become Chest Physicians] interesting and informative.

Medications

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December 05, 2015
A New Is Patch Helping COPD Patients Exercise
According to a recent study posted in Clinical Research in Pulmonology, a transdermal tulobuterol patch may help patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

March 05, 2012
Antibiotic May Help COPD Patients Breathe Easier
Daily doses of the antibiotic azithromycin may help those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) breathe easier, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

February 13, 2012
Common Blood Pressure Medicine Prevents Lung Damage in Mice
A commonly prescribed blood pressure medicine, losartan (Cozaar), may prevent lung damage caused from exposure to cigarette smoke.

October 24, 2011
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Reduce COPD Flare-Ups
Long-term use of the common antibiotic azithromycin has been proven to reduce the number of flare-ups in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

October 03, 2011
Triple COPD Therapy Reduces Risk of Death
Combination triple therapy has been proven to reduce mortality, hospital admissions and exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study published in CHEST.

September 05, 2011
Study Shows Novartis Lung Drug Effective in Treating COPD
A phase III study revealed that Novartis AG’s (NVS’s) experimental drug, NVA237, is just as effective in treating lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as the standard therapy.

July 12, 2011
New Drug Shows Positive Results in Crucial Studies
Relovair, an inhaled drug candidate from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has shown positive results in two crucial studies evaluating the compound’s effectiveness in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

June 27, 2011
Virtual Lung Models to Personalize COPD Treatment
A team of international experts has launched a project to develop a tool they believe will tailor the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the European Respiratory Society.

May 16, 2011
Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy in COPD Patients Reduces Pneumonia Mortality
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized for pneumonia and treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have decreased mortality compared to those who are not treated with ICS, according to a recent study published in The American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

February 28, 2011
Inhalers Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes in Asthma, COPD Patients
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who are treated with inhaled corticosteroids may have a significantly higher risk for both the development and progression of diabetes, according to research published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Therapeutic Toolbox

For those people living with chronic lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, there are a number of tools that can be used to improve breathing and limit adverse effects from allergens and poor air quality.

These tools come in a number of shapes and sizes and each address a unique need that chronic lung patients may have. These include face masks, oxygen concentrators, and metered dose inhalers. As always, it is best to consult with your physician before investing in equipment of any kind, as they will know what treatment options best suit your needs.

Flu/vaccinations

According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year as a result of the flu, largely due to other infections and complications that can arise when the flu virus is present in the body.

People diagnosed with chronic lung conditions such as asthma and emphysema are at an increased risk of complications from the flu virus, particularly the respiratory problems that result. That is because the flu affects the lungs, causing inflammation and airway narrowing that is already prevalent in people with chronic lung conditions.

The best way to prevent the flu and any subsequent respiratory problems associated with it is to stay up to date with flu vaccines. In addition, check with your healthcare provider about the possibility of getting a pneumonia vaccine.

Good hygiene can also decrease your chances of viral infections such as the flu. Wash your hands frequently or use antibacterial hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing or coming into contact with someone who is sick.

Just because it is flu season does not mean that you have to get the flu. Take the proper precautions and protect yourself against infection.

Personal Health Diary

Keeping track of your medical history is an important part of managing your chronic illness. For many people living with a chronic condition, there will be multiple doctors and physicians that treat you on a regular basis. It is important that each of these caregivers has your most recent medical history to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality care possible.

Included in your personal health diary should be the following information:

  • Your full name, date of birth, blood type and emergency contact information

  • Your primary physician as well as any specialists you may see

  • Any medications you are currently taking, dosages and how long you have been taking them

  • Chronic diseases or illnesses that you have been diagnosed with and how long you have been living with those conditions

  • Dates and results of any major tests, screenings or surgeries

  • A list of allergies, including food and drug allergies

  • Family medical history

Aside from keeping yourself and your caretakers up to date with your recent diagnoses and treatment, a personal health diary may also be a valuable tool in case of emergency, as you can present emergency responders, nurses and physicians who do not treat you on a regular basis with your complete medical history.

With this information by your side, you will ensure that you are receiving the best care possible and managing your illness to your best ability.

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June 01, 2015
COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
A new report published in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has found that nearly one-quarter of Americans that suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are unable to work.

May 18, 2015
One-way valves to treat severe emphysema
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are investigating a one-way valve for its ability to improve lung function.

May 04, 2015
LifeMap and Mount Sinai Launch COPD Navigator App Pilot
COPD appWith the release of Apple’s HealthKit, LifeMap Solutions, a digital therapeutics provider, and Mount Sinai partnered to create a self-management program called COPD Navigator.

March 23, 2015
A New Hope for Severe COPD Patients
Blount Memorial Sleep Health Center has recently correlated advances in non-invasive ventilatory support with that of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment.

March 10, 2015
Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Combat COPD?
This past January, researchers from the University of Rochester were awarded $1.6 million to embark on a four year series of studies involving a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by cigarette smoking, which can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

February 23, 2015
COPD: The Nutrition Connection
For those individuals dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema, difficulty breathing is an all too common daily experience.

February 16, 2015
The Importance of an Early Diagnosis in COPD Patients
Usually irreversible and progressive, a late diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) poses a problem as the disease may be rather advanced before the cause of the patient’s respiratory problems are diagnosed.

February 02, 2015
Developing a Diagnostic Breath Test
Paramedics responding to 911 calls often find themselves in a situation where a patient is having difficulty breathing. Here they must ask themselves: is this patient suffering from acute emphysema or heart failure?

January 26, 2015
Results of Costly Emphysema Operation Are Mixed, Study Finds
The widely promoted lung volume reduction surgery that promises to help ease symptoms of severe emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may not provide all the benefits that are expected, including prolonged life.

January 19, 2015
Nutrition Treatment in Hospitalized COPD Patients Shows Improved Health Outcomes
The results of a recent study showed reduced hospital costs, lengths of stay and chances of returning to the hospital within 30-days for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were receiving oral nutritional supplements.

January 12, 2015
Research Shows Vitamin D Reduces Lung Disease Flare-ups by Over 40%
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D supplements have the ability to reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-ups in vitamin D deficient patients.

December 15, 2014
New Stem Cell Research Offers Insights into Novel Emphysema Therapies
A new study published in Respiratory Research, studied the impact of different mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the treatment emphysema.

November 10, 2014
Technology Company Gives COPD Patients a Lifeline with New Gadget
Philips, a healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting technology company, has released a wearable health tracker that is helping chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients record biometric data associated with the disease that can be accessed from the patient’s mobile device.

September 29, 2014
Protein Therapy Successful in Treating Injured Lung Cells
The most recent effort to find a treatment for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other debilitating lung conditions has shown success in repairing lung tissue in preliminary animal testing.

September 22, 2014
COPD Treatment Shows Significant Success with Smartphone Application
Patients suffering from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can now get support from a new smartphone application.

July 22, 2014
Managing COPD in the Summer
With summer upon us, it is imperative that individuals suffering from emphysema andchronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) know how to manage their symptoms in hot and humid weather.

July 07, 2014
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Life-Changing for Many COPD Sufferers
Many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients could see a return to normalcy through pulmonary rehabilitation, according to article in Medical Xpress “COPD patient returns to active lifestyle thanks to pulmonary rehabilitation.”

June 23, 2014
Comprehensive Smoke-Free Communities and Emphysema Go Hand-In-Hand
Individuals living in a community with comprehensive smoke-free workplace laws or regulations are 22 percent less likely to be hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or emphysema.

May 12, 2014
Support Groups May Improve Disease Outcomes
Participation in social support groups may improve disease outcomes in elderly patients. That is according to a recent study published in The Journal of Aging and Health, “The Relation of Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Social Support to Disease Outcomes Among the Elderly.”

April 21, 2014
Bacteria in Lungs May Make COPD Patients Sicker
While the medical profession has long agreed that bacteria in the lungs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are harmless when independent of flare-ups or exacerbations of respiratory symptoms, a new study may suggest otherwise.

April 07, 2014
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by infection.  There are 84 known strains of pneumonia with 24 strains included in the pneumonia injection.

March 30, 2014
Irish Study Reveals New Therapy for Hereditary Emphysema
Researchers from Ireland may have uncovered a new therapy for people who suffer from hereditary emphysema.

February 14, 2014
The Impact of Obesity on Respiratory Function
For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema patients, maintaining a healthy body weight is an important aspect of disease management. That is because obesity can often lead to a worsening of symptoms, as well as a decrease in both exercise tolerance and quality of life.

February 07, 2014
Get Your Flu Shot!
It’s that time again. Where ever you get your flu vaccine – GO!  Flu seasons are unpredictable and the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from year to year.  It can begin in October and last through May, peaking in January and February.

September 05, 2013
Overcoming Anxiety and Depression
According to a review of current literature, “Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) — A Review,” roughly 50 percent of people living with COPD exhibit symptoms of anxiety and depression.

June 01, 2013
Lifestyle Changes to Improve COPD Symptoms, Quality of Life
For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma or emphysema, oftentimes trouble breathing can make even the simplest of tasks difficult to complete.

March 11, 2013
Reducing COPD Flare-ups
For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breathing can be very difficult and exacerbations can often lead to hospitalization.

February 25, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions About Living with COPD
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you probably have a number of questions.

June 04, 2012
COPD Comorbidities Linked to Higher Risk for Death
A number of comorbidities commonly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are independently associated with a higher likelihood of death.

May 14, 2012
Can Natural Remedies Help Treat COPD?
There is no shortage of natural remedies on the market today to treat, heal and cure our many ailments—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) included.

May 28, 2012
Putting a Stop to Smokers’ Thinking
Whether you have been smoking for 2 years or 20 years, part of the difficulty of quitting is in breaking the habit of thinking like a smoker.

April 16, 2012
New COPD Clinic Could Reduce or Eliminate Hospital Stays
The Internal Medicine Clinics (IMC) has launched a new multidisciplinary clinic for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients that is expected to reduce the admission rates and length of stay for COPD patients at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada.

March 12, 2012
Program to Test the Effectiveness of Remote Monitoring of COPD Patients
The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and eResearch Technology Inc. (ERT) have announced that they will be launching a program to test whether remote health monitoring will benefit patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

February 20, 2012
Scans May Identify Patients at Increased Risk of COPD Complications
Quantitative CT scans may help identify chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients at a heightened risk of flare-ups more effectively than spirometry, according to a recent study published in the journal of Radiology.

January 23, 2012
Online Tool Allows Patients to Better Manage Chronic Illnesses
Individuals suffering from chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, bronchitis or emphysema, now have an online resource to help them learn how to better manage their disease and improve their health.

December 12, 2011
Early Detection of COPD Instrumental in Lung Cancer Diagnosis
While it is well-known that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant risk factor for lung cancer, with approximately 1% of COPD patients developing the cancer each year, a recent study has shown that the early detection of COPD is instrumental in picking up more cases of lung cancer in COPD patients.

November 28, 2011
CT Scans May Be Helpful in Detecting COPD
Computed tomography (CT) scans may be helpful in identifying patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

October 17, 2011
Airway Bypass Procedure Fails Clinical Test
While early findings demonstrated promising results, recent studies have proven that patients with severe emphysema derive no significant benefits from a less-invasive alternative, known as airway bypass, to surgical lung-volume reduction, known as the sham procedure.

June 20, 2011
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) Unveils COPD Resource Center
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) has unveiled the Medical Directors COPD Resource Center, a resource designed to provide medical directors, practicing physicians and patients with up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

May 23, 2011
Study Challenges Provisions for End-of-Life Care in COPD Patients
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has challenged the current assumptions supporting the provisions for end-of-life care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

April 18, 2011
Asthma, Emphysema Patients May Be Misusing Inhalers
Many people with asthma or emphysema may be taking their inhaled medications incorrectly, according to a recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

March 14, 2011
Future Management of COPD Sees Shift in Approach to Treatment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of disability and mortality and is significant strain on the healthcare industry, creating personal and financial burdens that must be addressed.

March 07, 2011
Adherence to Inhalation Therapy May Improve Quality of Life in COPD Patients
Adherence to inhalation therapy may contribute to adherence with overall therapeutic regimens and improved health status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

May 17, 2010
Even Mild COPD May Limit Heart Function
Researchers have long known that severe cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have diminished the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.

April 28, 2010
Gene Variant said to Protect against Asthma, COPD
A variant of the gene MMP12, which plays a role in inflammation, seems to protect the lungs of children with asthma and adults who smoke, according a recent study.

April 20, 2010
Gene Therapy May Prevent the Progression of Emphysema
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a new gene therapy that may prevent the progression of emphysema.

March 24, 2010
hLung Volume Reduction Surgery Proven Beneficial to Emphysema Patients
Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) may improve the quality of life and overall well-being in patients with severe emphysema, according to the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT), the first study to randomize emphysema patients to receive LVRS or non-surgical medical care.

Early Detection

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July 06, 2015
Living Well With COPD: Challenges and Options
Affecting more than 15 million individuals in the United States, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of disability among adults ages 65-74.

June 09, 2014
For COPD Patients, Early Diagnosis Is Key
According to a recent article published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, “New Developments in the Assessment of COPD: Early Diagnosis Is Key,” the majority of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not aware of their condition...

June 02, 2014
Children with Severe Asthma at Greater Risk of Developing COPD
Children with severe asthma may be at greater risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during adulthood.

April 08, 2013
New Research May Improve Emphysema Treatment
Researchers may have discovered a way to investigate the complex pathological features of emphysema, thus improving research surrounding the cause of the disease and...

January 30, 2012
Study Finds That Many Ignore Symptoms of COPD
While Americans’ awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to rise, many of those at risk don’t talk to their doctor about symptoms.

October 31, 2011
Risk of COPD Exceeds That of Heart Failure and Cancer
Twenty-seven percent of individuals aged 35 and older are likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at some point in their lives, meaning that the risk of developing the disease now exceeds that of developing congestive heart failure, acute heart attack and several common cancers.

July 25, 2011
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Risk of COPD
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be twice as likely as healthy people to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism annual conference in London.

June 03, 2010
University of Michigan Begins New Research for Emphysema & Other COPD
The University of Michigan Health System will start two new multi-center research studies that seek to improve diagnosis and treatment for millions of people affected by emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other lung diseases.

Occupational Health Hazards

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May 27, 2010
Smoke from Biomass Fuels tied to Emphysema, COPD
A new study out of Guangzhou, China suggest that people who burn wood or other “biofuels” for heat or cooking may have a heightened risk of emphysema and related lung conditions.

April 12, 2010
Coal Dust Exposure Linked to Emphysema Severity
New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) indicates that exposure to coal dust is directly linked to the severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike.

Pollution and the Environment

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March 23, 2014
Mobile App May Help Chronic Lung Disease Patients Avoid Risky Environments
Mobile devices, coupled with wearable or environmental sensors, may provide chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with the timely and valuable information they need to avoid high-pollution environments.

December 17, 2012
Protecting Yourself from Cold Air
For people living with emphysema, chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cold air may worsen symptoms.

November 05, 2012
Preparing for Flu Season
For people living with emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), flu season can be a particularly stressful time.

January 16, 2012
Dust Storms Increase Emergency Hospital Admissions for COPD Patients
Dust storms have an adverse effect on emergency hospital admissions for people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study out of China.

June 11, 2012
Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Hospitalizations in COPD Patients
Short- and long-term exposure to air pollution in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory diseases can lead to increased risk of hospitalizations.

April 09, 2012
Early Exposure to Tobacco Smoke May Increase Risk of COPD in Women
Children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) have more than double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) later in life, according to a recent study published in the journal Respirology.

April 02, 2012
Combat Allergy Season
For the 36 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the time has come to close the windows and stock up on tissues.

March 24, 2010
Early Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase Risk for Emphysema
New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health suggests that children who are exposed to secondhand smoke face a higher risk of developing early emphysema as they mature into nonsmoking adults.

Smoking

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August 03, 2015
National Cancer Institute Invests $3.1M in Stop-Smoking App
The National Cancer Institute has made a major investment in an up-and-coming smoking cessation app.

July 27, 2015
Why Can Some People Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?
With the recent hard hitting anti-smoking campaigns, cigarette use is becoming very unpopular, leading many to consider kicking the habit.

June 29, 2015
Which is More Successful in Smoking Cessation Programs: Rewards or Penalties?
A study that asked this very question, conducted by Dr. Scott Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, found...

April 20, 2015
Study Offers 5-Step COPD Fracture Prevention Plan
In the March 7 publication of Respiratory Research, a proposed 5-step approach was introduced that aims to prevent fractures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

April 28, 2014
Smoking Cessation May Improve Mental Health
While many believe that quitting smoking may negatively impact their mental health, a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine suggests that quitting may be associated with improved mental health, even for those who struggle with mood problems or addiction.

May 04, 2012
Research Reveals How Smoking Can Cause COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be partly driven by the action of immune cells circulating in the blood that enters the tissues of the lungs, according to a recent study published in the online journal, PLoS ONE.

July 19, 2009
Some Harsh Statistics On Smoking
In 2001, COPD was the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 118,000 deaths.

July 19, 2009
The Effects of Smoking on Lungs
Cigarette smoking is a toxin. In fact, it contains several different toxins, such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nicotine, and toluene.

July 19, 2009
Tips for Coping with Relapse
Coping with Relapse. Stop smoking immediately.

July 19, 2009
Tips for The Day to Stop
Throw away you cigarettes and ashtrays and lighters. Clean your clothes to rid them of cigarette smell.

July 19, 2009
Tips to Cope with the Urge to Smoke
Realize that this is an urge, and it will pass. Just like a hunger pang. Do some problem solving: Where was I when got the urge? What was I thinking? Who was I with? What was I doing? Etc.

July 19, 2009
Tips When Preparing to Stop
Avoid negative thoughts on how difficult it may be. Repeat daily at least one or two of your reasons for quitting.

July 19, 2009
Why Should I and How Can One Quit Smoking
An answer by Thomas Petty, M.D.
“IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO STOP SMOKING.”

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