Even before NACA became NASA, scientists had confirmed and published evidence of the lung cancer risks associated with nicotine in cigarettes. Yet, its powerful, addictive chemistry continues to fuel a multibillion-dollar American habit that costs lives.
It is up to each individual: No one else can supply the necessary willpower to quit. Each of us can choose to summon the willpower, or cheer on others, to achieve freedom from the lifeshortening effects of smoking.
This month, Dr. Vince Michaud refreshes our recollection of the risks while also providing insight into the effectiveness of various approaches to stop smoking.