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Medicine to Help Mental Health Patients Quit Smoking

A cigarette habit can be hard to kick, especially for people with serious mental illnesses. Luckily, there's a medication that might make the quitting process easier.

Testing Rx Combo to Help Smokers Be Smoke Free

Smoking causes one in five deaths in the US. Varenicline and bupropion are approved to help smokers quit, but are only partly effective. Using both medications together might work better.

Tobacco Controls Saved Millions of Lives

Anti-smoking efforts ramped up after the surgeon general's first report on the health consequences of smoking. According to a recent study, those efforts have saved millions of lives.

The Price of Smoking Tobacco After Surgery

A tobacco smoking habit can cost a lot of money. Even healthcare costs for surgeries unrelated to smoking can be significantly affected by the habit.

Quitting Smoking Lowered Risk for Cataract Removal

Smoking can contribute to the development of many health issues, including vision problems like cataracts (causes cloudy vision), but research is showing that quitting can help to lower that risk.

Psychotic Disorders and Addiction Linked

Sometimes those with mental disorders can also experience other types of physical or mental illness. One such mental illness they may be at risk for is addiction.

Smoking Bans Worked Inside and Outside the Home

A smoker can’t totally kick the habit by only smoking occasionally. Researchers have found that public — and private — smoking policies may work in much the same way.

It's Not Too Late to Quit Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis

It's never too late to quit smoking, even after a cancer diagnosis, according to recent research.

Heart Healthy Smoking Cessation Therapies

Kicking the smoking habit can improve overall health and quality of life. A recent review investigates where smoking cessation therapies affect heart health.

A Pregnancy Complication on the Rise

The vast majority of pregnancies are uncomplicated, with healthy moms and healthy babies. But one of the more common pregnancy complications when one occurs is pre-eclampsia.