The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Need a smoke? Take a hike

    Nicotine addiction has historically been one of the hardest addictions to break. So, anything that helps reduce cravings for a smoke is helpful.

    Here’s what can be expected following an exercise session.

    Researchers from Canada and the UK reviewed 12 studies that compared active exercise to no exercise.

    • 9 of 10 studies found a significant reduction in cravings after exercise.
    • A brisk 1-mile walk had the largest and longest-lasting reduction in cravings — lasting as long as 50 minutes.
    • There’s no guarantee that more intensive exercise session will result in more prolonged reduction in cravings.

    The bottom Line?
    See title above.

    3/14/07 20:53 JR

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