Nicotine patches in smoking cessation: a randomized trial among over-the-counter customers in Denmark.

Written by Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine,

Posted by The Stop Smoking Hypnosis people.

The authors examinedrepparttar effect of 24-hour nicotine patches in smoking cessation among over-the-counter customers in Denmark, based on a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Participants were consecutive customers to whom nicotine patches were offered asrepparttar 147600 only treatment. Forty-two pharmacies inrepparttar 147601 areas of Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark participated inrepparttar 147602 trial, and 522 customers who smoked 10 or more cigarettes per day were randomized to either nicotine patches or placebo from January to March 1994. Customers with chronic diseases and pregnant or breastfeeding women were excluded fromrepparttar 147603 trial. Twenty-four-hour patches were offered free of charge during a 3-month period. Those smoking 20 or more cigarettes per day started on a dose of 21-mg/day patches. Customers who smoked less started on patches of 14 mg/day; and for all ofrepparttar 147604 participants,repparttar 147605 dose was gradually reduced to 7-mg/day patches duringrepparttar 147606 study period. Smoking behavior and compliance were recorded by means of self-administered questionnaires and telephone interviews. Smoking status was recorded in intervals of 4 weeks,

Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Next Pillow

Written by David Z

A good pillow is not only comfortable but also supportive of our neck and back to a perfect position. Choosingrepparttar suitable pillow that fits our body shape is very important on providing quality sleep at night; therefore give full energy to startrepparttar 147558 next day.

“A quality pillow can berepparttar 147559 single most important investment you make in a good night's sleep. Old pillow, and pillows overdue forrepparttar 147560 washing machine, can significantly downgraderepparttar 147561 sleeping experience,” says Dan Schecter, Carpenter Company’s vice president of sales and marketing, consumer products division. “We’re seeing an increased demand for well-researched products that answer this need.”

The ideal pillow should be able to supportrepparttar 147562 neck inrepparttar 147563 ideal position, regular replacement is also necessary too. Believe or not, one recent study found out that up to half a kilo (about 1lb) of skin, hair andrepparttar 147564 microscopic organisms live in old pillows!

Here are a few points you should consider when choosing and buying your next sleeping pillow:

1. Pillow Fills

There are only two basic choices: either natural or synthetic. Natural pillow fill consists of feather, down, or a combination of both. Synthetic fill is most made of polyester.

Needless to say, you get what you paid for. The best natural filled pillows are made of down and will provide long-lasting, comfortable and luxurious head and neck support. Feathers are also very soft but not quite as fluffy as down, and provide firmer support.

Of course, if you are allergic to down or feather, your only choice is a polyester filled pillow. With current advanced technology, some brands ofrepparttar 147565 good quality synthetic pillows also providerepparttar 147566 most supportive and comforting, but make sure you buyrepparttar 147567 products from well-known manufactories.

2. Thread Counts

Thread counts is calculated byrepparttar 147568 number of threads per square inch of fabric. Generally speaking,repparttar 147569 higherrepparttar 147570 thread counts,repparttar 147571 more quality, durability and softnessrepparttar 147572 fabric will be. Thread will keeprepparttar 147573 insert in place and keep outrepparttar 147574 dirt or skin remains penetrate in. Thread count is an important factor to consider if you wantrepparttar 147575 durability and quality of a pillow.

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