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Editorial
August 14, 2006

New Weapon to Curb SmokingNo More Excuses to Delay Treatment

Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(15):1547-1550. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.15.1547

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide.1 In the 20th century, smoking caused 100 million deaths. If present patterns persist, about 1 billion people will die from smoking-related diseases in this century. Finding efficacious treatments for nicotine dependence is an important health goal.2

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