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Lee followed up with 127 patients, 25 percent of those in the intervention group said they had stopped smoking whereas only eight percent in the control group had quit. All patient data was self-reported, although the statistics say this intervention made smokers three times more likely to quit within a year and that for every six patients who had received the intervention, one additional patient had quit. Patients less dependent on nicotine were six times more likely to quit for the long term, however, smoking history-which was tallied in "pack years"-was not an indicator of whether or not one would quit. For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/pre-op-smoking-cessation-program-shows-longstanding-benefits-165927147.html

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Free parking at night in Raleigh city parking decks may become a thing of the past. Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. For full article: http://www.wncn.com/story/28173798/dr-campbell-medications-can-help-smokers-quit-study-shows

For the new study, Dr Lee and colleagues performed follow-up interviews with 127 of the patients. One year after surgery, 25 percent of patients in the intervention group said that they were no longer smoking, compared to eight percent in the comparison group. (The patient reports were not confirmed by testing in the follow-up study.) On adjusted analysis, patients in the intervention group were three times more likely to be nonsmokers at one year. For full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150223140949.htm

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