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News tag: smoking cessation


Smokers encouraged to cut the habit before surgery

15 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Likely, smokers will have to admit to it, and receive encouragement to quit before public hospital operations, a new research informs. The study, backed by State Government, found that mandatory disclosure of smoking eventually drove patients to give up tobacco. The plan devised by Department of Health could eventually require…

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Popular smoking cessation drug linked to heart attack

13 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Popular smoking cessation drug Zyban (bupropion) is associated with increased heart attack risks, according to a safety update issued today by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia's regulatory agency for medical drugs and devices. The warnings are backed by the recent findings showing many patients developed high blood pressure when using the…