The strongest predictor of whether someone would succeed of fail while attempting to quit smoking was the quit method used. Those who succeeded where less likely to have an assisted method of smoking cessation.1
Quitting smoking is a vital part of cancer prevention. Thirty percent of all cancer deaths, including 87 percent of deaths from lung cancer are due to smoking. Quitting smoking, however significantly reduces the risk since 15 years after quitting the cancer risk is the same as that of someone who has never smoked.
Besides cancer, smoking is also related to several other diseases of the lungs.
- Emphysema and
Both of these diseases can be fatal and 75 percent of all deaths from these diseases are linked to smoking.
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1. Fiore, MC. Methods Used To Quit Smoking in the United States. JAMA. 1990; 263:2760-2765