Women's Heart Advisor July 2007 Issue

Ask The Doctor: 07/07

Good for you for wanting to give up cigarettes; quitting will dramatically decrease your risk of a fatal heart attack. Nicotine is a powerful addiction, which is why quitting is so hard. Studies show the average person tries to quit five to seven times before being permanently successful. Only five percent of people who try to quit without help succeed. Success rises with the addition of each proven smoking cessation technique used.

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