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- Youth smoking is down, but more work is needed to decrease adult smoking
- CDC TIPS is helping smokers quit
- If you have a family history of smoking-related conditions, you are at increased risk of these conditions if you smoke-quit now
- "But my great aunt smoked every day and lived to be 100”. Genetics will not protect you from the harsh reality of smoking-quit now, CDC blog post (2012)
- Genetic risk and the developmental progression to heavy, persistent smoking and nicotine dependence: a longitudinal study.
Daniel W. Belsky, Terrie E. Moffitt, Timothy B. Baker, et al. JAMA Psychiatry 2013;70(5):534-542.
- Biomarkers for smoking cessation: A review.
Bough KJ, Lerman C, Rose JE, et al. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Mar 18.