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Even with Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Still Better for Your Health

Among adults without diabetes, quitting smoking, compared with continuing smoking, was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease despite subsequent weight gain, according to a study appearing in the March 13 issue of JAMA.‰ÛÏCigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States and a major...

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Smoking Cessation Programs Covered by Medicare

People with Medicare who are diagnosed with a smoking-related disease, including heart disease, cerebrovascular disease (stroke), multiple cancers, lung disease, weak bones, blood clots, and cataracts can get coverage for smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling. These diseases account for the bulk of Medicare spending today. People with Medicare who...

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