Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers

Your particular DNA may explain why you can't break the habit, study suggests

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Satti is concerned that cigarette addiction isn't taken seriously enough by some.

"Maybe we don't see smoking as being as important as alcohol and drug addiction, but I'm a pulmonologist and I see chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and lung cancer every day," she said. "And we know tobacco smoke is linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke. It's one of the most preventable things you can do. If you quit smoking, you'll see a huge impact on health."

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The American Cancer Society can help you determine if you need help to quit smoking.

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