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Health Care Systems Change Can Increase Positive Outcomes.

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Glenn

Recently, 12 primary care sites affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HMVA) changed their office systems, work-flow and electronic health records- to improve delivery and documentation of evidence based smoking cessation treatment. System changes at these sites were made as a result of HMVA’s clinical quality goal “to intervene” with patients who smoke. Did the Read the Rest…

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Smokers are Switching from Cigarettes to Cheaper Cigars

Posted on: August 6th, 2012 by Glenn

Yesterday an Article in the New York Times highlighted a new A CDC report which verifies that price does matter to tobacco users. The 2009 federal excise tax was not levied at the same rate across tobacco products. As a result, smokers are shifting from more heavily taxed products to less expensive ones: from cigarettes Read the Rest…

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Tobacco Tax Equity Act Seeks to Close Tax Loophole

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Glenn

On May 10th. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois along with several other senators introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act which would close certain loopholes in current tobacco tax policy which do not require pipe tobacco or larger cigars to be taxed as heavily as cigarettes and rolling tobacco The Tobacco Tax Equity Act would not Read the Rest…

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Champlain Centre Mall to go Tobacco Free

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Glenn

On May 31st, Pyramid Management Group LLC who owns the Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh will be making all of their properties 100% tobacco free.  No tobacco products will be allowed anywhere on mall property. This is a great opportunity for anyone who works at the mall or frequents the mall to make a quit Read the Rest…

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focusing on negative impacts of smoking during cravings shows chemical changes in the brain

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Glenn

A new study reports that focusing on the negative impact of smoking during an urge to smoke helps reduce craving intensity and modifies brain activity. You can read the full report here: Cognitive Strategy Reduces Craving by Altering Brain Activity

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