Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking - physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
Sole e-cigarette use not linked to increased odds of stroke in national sample of young adults.
Patients with tobacco dependence and pulmonary embolism are likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of initial discharge due to pulmonary embolism.
Drugs in the Pipeline
The Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee (NDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of the New Drug Application (NDA) from GlaxoSmithKline for an over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine mouth spray to aid in smoking cessation (9 to 6 vote). The nicotine mouth spray (NMS) delivers 1mg nicotine per spray; each dispenser would deliver…
Two-part guideline addresses diagnosis, evaluation, management of the chronic inflammatory skin disease
Risk reduced even for high-frequency cigarette smokers
According to the results of a recent review, the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in achieving long-term smoking cessation varies based on NRT delivery method, dosage, and timing of initiation.
Safety Alerts and Recalls
A preliminary analysis of long-term follow-up data (up to 5 years) involving patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treated with paclitaxel-coated products revealed a ‘potentially concerning’ signal of increased long-term mortality when compared with those treated with uncoated devices, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Among the 3 trials that included 5-year follow-up…
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have released a new evidence-based guideline detailing the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Most who smoke cigarettes and e-cigs have smoke-free home policies; fewer have vape-free policies