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Black and Hispanic Americans Have a Harder Time Quitting Cigarettes. Will This Penn Study Find a way to Help?

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by Ameri Pattani

Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely to smoke cigarettes than white Americans. Yet once they’ve started, they’re more likely to stay hooked. National data show they successfully quit only about half as often as white smokers.

These communities often have less access to nicotine-replacement therapy and counseling that can help them quit. But experts say that’s only one piece of a much larger issue.

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