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Race may play part in quitting smoking

February 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study says race may play a part when it comes to quitting smoking.Researchers at Columbia University say they found minority smokers have less success with treatments to stop smoking. The university says black and Hispanic subjects they studied were up to 41 percent less able to quit using medications, the nicotine patch and counseling.

Scientists don't know exactly why, but believe it has something to do with common differences like having a household member who smoked, or age.


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