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Categories: Smoking


Quitting cold turkey–strong coverage from LA Times, except for lack of independent sources

2 3/25/2015

E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?


Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill


Medicine Given Even Before Smokers Are Ready to Quit Is Found to Help Them

4 1/16/2015

A better way to help people quit smoking?

1 1/9/2015

Best time of the month for women to quit smoking


Stop-Smoking Drug May Also Curb Problem Drinking

3 1/10/2012

Nicotine Replacement Treatments May Not Work Long-Term


Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt


Nicotine patches, gum don’t prevent relapse, study finds