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Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible
Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible

Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready and are linked to methods that work for them, says Christine Schutzman, a certified tobacco treatment specialist who leads a free Freshstart smoking cessation program at the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center. How often do you hear about people giving up on their New Year's resolutions to quit smoking? About 20 percent of Americans smoke — or close to 48 million people. Of them, 70 percent would like to...