Article updated and reviewed by Larry A. Weinrauch, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Editorial review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network on July 22, 2005.
Quitting smoking can have a profound, positive impact on a person's quality of life.
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