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First day of attempting to quit smoking is especially tough for women

A study of smokers found that the first day of a quit attempt is more challenging for women than men in 12 low- and middle-income countries, where around 60 percent of the world’s smokers live. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health reported this is a particularly significant finding as the first day of abstinence is one of the most critical predictors of long-term smoking cessation. The study also showed that larger health warning labels on cigarette packs were associated with reduced odds of one-day relapse among women. Read More

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