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Study Looks at Whether Yoga Can Help People Quit Smoking

Jennifer Griswold

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Study Looks at Whether Yoga Can Help People Quit Smoking

CREATED Oct. 1, 2013
Omaha, NE - Researchers at Creighton University want to know if yoga can help a person kick the smoking habit. 
 
Amy Mayer is an assistant professor of the Department of Occupation Therapy. She says Hatha yoga seems to make sense as a way to curb smoking. She says the workout can improve blood pressure and, "we know it can help manage stress." Mayer went on to say, "these are things that people trying to quit smoking are trying to deal with." 
 
Participants must smoke at least five cigarettes a day, be willing to try yoga, be at least 19 years old and be able to attend eight group counseling sessions. If you'd like to join the study call Creighton at: 402.280.5287. You can learn more about how to quit smoking by going to Creighton University Cardiology Department's web site

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