UCLA study finds smokers with comorbid conditions need their doctor's help to quit:
Posted Aug 29 2011 10:14pm
UCLA study finds smokers with comorbid conditions need their doctor's help to quit:NCI Cancer Center News
Smokers who also have alcohol, drug and mental disorders would benefit greatly from smoking cession counseling from their primary care physicians and would be five times more successful at kicking the habit, a study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Smokers with these comorbid conditions make up about 40 percent of the smoking population, have a more difficult time quitting and represent a significant burden on the healthcare system.
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