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Seniors benefit from giving up smoking

November 17, 2012
Submitted by Carol Tomlinson RN BS, community health educator for HealthLink Littauer , The Leader Herald

Everyone has heard about the many dangers of smoking. For years smoking has been associated with lung cancer, and now we are learning more about the relationship of smoking to other chronic conditions such as heart disease, emphysema and COPD. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. It costs our country almost 2 billion dollars each year.



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