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smoking cessation

Patient Story

Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

Patient Story

‘I’m going to live’

Screening found early-stage cancer in Marty LaBrecque’s lung. After minimally invasive surgery, the former smoker is free of cancer and ready to live.

Patient Story

The vestiges of war

Vietnam veteran Patrick Wilson, a former smoker, underwent surgery for lung cancer—only to learn he had an enlarged aorta, too.

E-cig industry under scrutiny

Governments take action and health officials sound the alarm about a vaping epidemic among youth.

The sooner you quit smoking, the better

Study: Smokers who quit within the past five years cut their risk for cardiovascular disease by 38 percent.

Patient Story

COPD: One family fights back

Sharing a common diagnosis, sisters come together to fight the encroaching disease through pulmonary rehab.

Smoke-free laws do seem to help young adults’ hearts

Tobacco-free policies in workplaces, in particular, may be a promising approach to preventing premature cardiovascular disease.

Hearing loss joins long list of smoking harms

The habit is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your ears.

You’ve come a long way, baby

...Or have you? Let's take a look at women and smoking.

Quit smoking—for good

Make a plan today for a better tomorrow.

Patient Story

‘Smoking isn’t worth it’

Tobacco cessation class helps a hospice nurse kick cigarettes for good after 35 years.

Patient Story

Nixing the nicotine

Hooked on smoking? Jill Zalokar was, too—for almost half a century. Until she learned the tools to quit for good.

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