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November 2, 2006 – No. 3

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The deadliest of habits:
Despite decades of warnings, smokers still lighting up

The good news is that there is now some help for smokers.

A new prescription medication, Chantix, promises to help curb the addiction to nicotine. Chantix, manufactured by Pfizer Inc., received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in May, and is now available through many health plans, including MassHealth. Full story

Quitting ain’t easy

She knows.

Shelley MacAllister knows what it’s like to be a smoker.

She knows about the need in the morning. And after a meal. And with a cup of coffee. Or a drink. Full story


Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Volunteers Full story

Employees’ Catalyst Fund Full story

Insurance Benefits for Smoking Cessation click here

Questions & Answers click here

A Grim Statistic click here

Free Screening
What: Lung Function Test (Spirometry)

When: November 16th, 2006
(Great American Smokeout)

Where: Brigham & Women’s Hospital lobby
75 Francis Street, Roxbury Crossing

Time: 7AM-6PM

Spirometry is a simple test that measures the flow of air into and out of the lungs, and can help detect the damage caused by smoking.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 16 is the
Great American Smokeout

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About Lung Cancer click here

Risk Factors click here

Signs & Symptoms click here

Screening 101 click here


A Quiz for the LADIES click here

Smoking Increases the Risk of ... click here

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