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Anne Mitchell

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Anne wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for COPD.

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Paul Newman Dies of Lung Cancer

Paul Newman died of lung cancer on Friday, September 26th, at age 83. His career as a movie star, producer, and director was legendary. He was a chain-smoker for many years but quit smoking in 1986. Newman’s illness was not publicly acknowledged unti...

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Cigarette Taxes: Do They Cut Down on Smoking?

Cigarette taxes are often increased in an attempt to curb smoking rates. When I first thought about this approach, it seemed fraught with contradictions. After all, aren’t governments benefiting from smokers by raising cigarette taxes? When smokers q...

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How to Quit Smoking: Week 3

The Complete 4-Week Quit Smoking Guide: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week three and counting - and you’re probably feeling better than you have in a long time. When you first quit smoking, your body immediately starts recovering. You feel more energet...

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How to Quit Smoking: Week 1

The Complete 4-Week Quit Smoking Guide: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 So you’ve set the big date - you’re finally ready to quit for good. If this is your first time, be prepared for some rocky days ahead. If this is your umpteenth time, then you alread...