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Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check
Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check
While most cases of lung cancer occur in smokers, nearly 20 percent of cases strike those who’ve never touched a cigarette. When it comes down to the facts, 32,000 nonsmoking Americans die from lung cancer every year — so many that experts say it’s time to stop calling it “the smoker’s disease.”
Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check
Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check
While surveys consistently show that more than 3 out of 4 smokers would like to quit, only about 10 percent of those who try each year are successful. Fortunately, new studies show one way to raise those numbers is to treat smoking as a chronic disease — like high blood pressure — for which long-term treatment is offered.
Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies
Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies
Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection. Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he

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