January 23, 2012

Don’t quit on quitting smoking


If at first you don't succeed, quit, quit again. That's the approach that worked for Ron Bauman, 66, of Flower Mound as he enters the New Year as a former smoker for the third and, he hopes, final time. I so appreciate Ron taking the time to talk to me about his struggles to quit smoking. And I gained a new appreciation for how tough it is after talking with Dr. Richard Hunt, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center in Rochester, Minn. A former three-pack a day smoker himself, he compares cigarettes to "the holy grail of drug delivery devices, getting nicotine to the brain faster than shooting it intravenously." Full article here: Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News, by Nancy Churnin, 1/17/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Nicotine Dependence Center

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