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Today's Smokers Are Having a Harder Time Quitting -- What Changed?

Cigarette consumption is decreasing but...

Many tobacco companies reengineered cigarettes to more efficiently deliver the nicotine that keeps their customers coming back. This is called the "yield." Increased yield means smokers, even if they smoke fewer cigarettes per day, still get plenty of nicotine. In other words, most of today's cigarettes are not the same ones your mother or father smoked.

Not only are today's cigarettes different -- so are smokers. They are more likely to experience stress, worry, and depression regardless of their income. Recent research shows that it is quitting that brings stress relief rather than the other way around; cigarette addiction itself…

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