This study was recently presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting.
The study also examined the difficulties of quitting smoking. The study participants were pack-a-day smokers in their 40's. They all received counseling and either a cessation treatment or a placebo. After one year only 36% of the participants were non-smokers.
What you need to know:
- Quitting smoking is a huge challenge, even with treatment and counseling.
- The health benefits of quitting are numerous, including improved artery function.
Best cessation resource: