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- Website: Mayo Clinic
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Nicotine dependence is an addiction to tobacco products like cigarettes caused by the drug nicotine. You may have nicotine dependence if you can’t stop smoking and experience withdrawal symptoms when you try. Developing a plan can help you quit smoking.
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 12/5/2018 9:32:36 PM
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