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5 questions: Is quitting smoking more difficult for women?

In this insightful Q&A, Jamie Garfield, MD, associate professor of thoracic medicine and surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, discusses the burden and impact of tobacco use on women.

«Although cigarette use is higher among men than women, health-related effects of tobacco use are greater in women,» Dr. Garfield said. «There is something about our chemistry, our hormones, the size of our airways, or our metabolism of nicotine that puts women at greater risk.»

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