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- Website: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Quitting smoking at any age can benefit your health. It reduces your risk of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory illnesses, and cancer, improving your quality of life and decreasing your chances of premature death.
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smoking, quit, tobacco, nicotine, habit, addiction, gum, patch, NRT
How was this rated?
Step 1 - Evidence-based
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: 1/19/2017 3:28:50 PM
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