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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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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