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Even cancer isn't enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds
Even cancer isn't enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis. The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors is about half as high as the 18.1% smoking rate among American adults as a whole, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking doesn’t just increase the risk for certain types of cancers; it also makes cancer treatments less effective, makes cancers more likely to come back after treatment, and makes them come back faster. Researchers from the American Cancer Society and Emory University, both...

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