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Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to quit cigarettes

MADISON -- Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit. According to new research published in the journal Addiction, smokers with a history of anxiety disorders are less likely to quit smoking. The study, conducted by th...

Feds approve nicotine lozenges

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a nicotine throat lozenge meant to help smokers kick the habit. The sweets will be sold in stores alongside similar gums and patches. Maker GlaxoSmithKilne says the over-the-counter lozenges will come in two strengths to provide smokers with a source of nicotine that helps them avoid cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms while they try to quit.

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