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Smoking stigma can backfire, hurt efforts to quit

A new study reinforces the case for a new kind of smoking control strategy

Nov. 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Public health campaigns that stigmatize smoking can backfire, according to a study published Monday, leading some people to become so angry and defensive that they refuse to quit and others feeling so bad about themselves that they give up trying.

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Resolution revolution

Top tips for making the changes that matter to you in the new year – and beyond

Jan. 1, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

According to Fred Hutch's Dr. Jonathan Bricker, resolutions to change behavior are a powerful reminder that what you are doing -- or not doing -- is out of sync with what you deeply care about. Here are his best tips for keeping your New Year's resolutions.

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Researchers and
patients give thanks

From surviving cancer to puppies to Jail House Gin:
Sharing gratitude for things large and small

Nov. 26, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's researchers, administrators and patients share what they're especially thankful for this year on the eve of Thanksgiving.

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Kicking butt: a look at smoking cessation through the decades

From ‘grandma groups’ to pharmacotherapy to online interventions, people will try just about anything to kick the habit

Nov. 19, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

On the eve of the Great American Smokeout, Fred Hutch News Service examines the various smoking-cessation programs that have been introduced over the years. How effective have they been? And what’s coming down the pike in days to come? Dr. Jonathan Bricker, a Fred Hutch behavioral psychologist who specializes in smoking-cessation research, looks at kicking the habit: past, present and future.

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Death of baseball’s Tony Gwynn sheds light on dangers of smokeless tobacco

While smoking has declined in recent years, use of smokeless tobacco has actually increased, according to research

June 20, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

While smoking has declined in recent years, use of smokeless tobacco has actually increased, according to research.

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A better way to quit

Dr. Jonathan Bricker’s high-tech approach could revolutionize how people change behavior – and beat addictions

March 19, 2014 | by Justin Matlick

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