Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Genetic Clue to Quitting Smoking

Woman applying transdermal patch

New genetic research helps explain why some smokers respond better to certain smoking-cessation programs than others, according to scientists at Duke University and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. One way to boost the quitting success rate would be to match smokers with the right cessation program. A team of researchers, led by Jed Rose, director of the Duke University Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research, have begun doing just that.

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