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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

Study shows, over the course of 19 years, the hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the US.

Lung Disease May Evade Diagnosis in Half of Heavy Smokers, Ex-Smokers

Approximately 50 percent of current and ex-smokers with normal lung function have chronic breathing symptoms and flare-ups that are similar to patients with a disease that is the nation’s third most common killer, according to a multisite study led by UCSF.

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Health Care Costs Drop Quickly After Smokers Quit

A new national analysis by UCSF of health care expenditures associated with smoking estimates that a 10 percent decline in smoking in the U.S. would be followed a year later by an estimated $63 billion reduction in total national health care costs.

For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late To Quit Smoking

Documenting that it’s never too late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33% lower risk of death as a result of breast cancer than those who continued to smoke.

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