Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

April 20, 2015 8:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.

While the finding buttresses the theory that a cancer diagnosis can be a "teachable moment" to promote smoking cessation, the study also revealed that a such diagnosis isn't enough to get many smokers to quit.

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