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Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®)

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Changes to This Summary (02/13/2015)

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Significance

Added American Cancer Society and Jamal et al. as references 1 and 2, respectively.

Revised text to state that in 2013, 20.5% of adult men and 15.3% of adult women in the United States were current smokers.

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  • Updated: February 13, 2015