While adult smoking rates in the general population were cut in half between 1965 and 2004, the ratio of heavy and dependent smokers who meet the psychiatric definition of "nicotine dependence" is steadily rising.
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This may be the perfect time to join the growing ranks of Americans -- approximately 50 million -- who have quit smoking and regained a fighting chance for health.
For Great American Smokeout Day, here are specific ways to "mindfully" reconnect with your five senses that will help lay the groundwork for long-term success:
There's a killer at large in our communities linked to 1 out of 5 deaths. The killer is tobacco, the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
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