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Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn't With E-Cigs

Tea Room events The Windsor Rose Tea Room and Restaurant, 142 W. Fourth Ave., downtown Mount Dora will present "Downton Dora with Petrina" at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Activities will include "Downton Abbey" trivia games, period costume and hat contests and prizes. For full article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-lk-community-notes-050115-20150504-story.html?track=rss

MORE: E-Cigs Are Smokers Favorite Quitting Tool We have an embarrassment of riches in terms of a menu of things to offer patients who want to quit smoking, says Dr. Francisco Garcia, director and chief medical officer of the Pima County Health Department in Arizona and member of the task force. But every individual is different; some might respond better to behavioral therapy, some might respond better to varenicline , some might feel nicotine replacement is important to bridge them away from tobacco use. For most people, its a matter of discussing with the smoker which method has the most appeal, and which one they are more likely to stick with long enough to go smoke-free. For full article: http://time.com/3845871/best-way-to-quit-smoking/

Brief Motivational Interview May Help People Quit Smoking | Psych Central News

In the study, 53 smokers each smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day for more than a year, and with no intention of abandoning the behavior were engaged in a 20-minutemotivational interview that sought to increase awareness of the potential problems caused, consequences experienced, and risks faced as a result of smoking. Researchers from the universities of Granada in Spain and San Buenaventura in Bogota, Colombia, compared the results of this style of interview with another type of standard intervention, and also with a control group. They then watched whether the willingness to change increased in smokers. For full article: http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/05/05/motivating-technique-helps-people-quit-smoking/84267.html

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