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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Increasing the dosage of a prescription smoking cessation medication by 1 milligram a day – from 2 to 3 milligrams – more than doubled abstinence rates after three months in some patients, according to research from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, found that this relatively small increase in varenicline benefited patients taking who had managed to cut down on smoking...

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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center fully supports the proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit a known carcinogen in finished...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Tobacco use has significantly declined during the past five decades since the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking &amp...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center fully supports new rules recently issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend federal regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah and other previously unregulated tobacco products.

“As an institution of healing and science, we applaud any and all instances where sound data informs public policy,” said Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD...

BY MD Anderson staff

It’s been a year since CVS Pharmacy, the nation’s second largest chain of drugstores, stopped selling tobacco, and the company claims the...

BY Ernest Hawk, M.D.

In April, new federal data was released showing e-cigarette use has tripled among students in middle and high school. We asked MD Anderson...