smoking cessation

CVS to Stop Sales of All Tobacco Products

Posted on 02/5/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Michael Felberbaum and Tom Murphy, AP Business Writers CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider. The company said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores nationwide, in a move that it says will help it grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to …

Frank R. Lautenberg: Oldest U.S. Senator, Last World War II Vet

Posted on 06/3/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | LegacyFrank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died on June 3 at age 89 in New York City, was the oldest sitting member of the Senate by a decade — California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who turns 80 in a few weeks, now takes his place — and the last remaining veteran of World War II. (Here’s a Wikipedia list of U.S. Senators by age). But that’s not the half of it. Lautenberg, the son of a silk-mill laborer, served in the U.S. Army Signal …

Older Smokers More Likely to Quit With Patch or Drugs

Posted on 11/15/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthToday is the American Cancer Society’s 37th-annual Great American Smokeout, and if you’re trying to quit, new research shows that the nicotine patch or prescription drugs work much better than trying this cold turkey. The international study, published in the journal Addiction, found that some quitting aids are linked to four- to six-fold-higher success rates, Reuters reported. Older smokers, in particular, are more likely to seek help from these aids, while younger smokers try to quit without any help. “Smokers …

It’s Never Too Late: Quit Smoking Now For the Sake of Your Health, Your Wallet, Your Pets

Posted on 11/16/2011 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthTomorrow is the Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers are encouraged to quit or to make a plan to quit smoking. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet more than 46 million Americans still smoke. However, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.8 percent of current smokers want to completely stop smoking and 52.4 percent of smokers made a quit attempt in the past year. The …

The Takeaway: Debt Ceiling; Colorectal Cancer; Older Athletes

Posted on 07/6/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayPresident Obama rallied Congress yesterday to get back to work on a debt ceiling deal. Last week, I posted a hypothetical from the Bipartisan Policy Center on what could happen to Social Security if lawmakers don’t make the August 2 deadline.