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Bronx smokers encouraged kick the habit for New Year?s resolution

Health experts are encouraging Bronx smokers to make quitting their New Year?s resolution.Health officials say smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in New York City. Experts say nicotine

News 12 Staff

Dec 31, 2006, 12:45 AM

Updated 6,407 days ago

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Health experts are encouraging Bronx smokers to make quitting their New Year?s resolution.Health officials say smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in New York City. Experts say nicotine patches are one of the most effective ways to quit smoking. They also say writing down reasons for quitting can be an effective reminder to refer back to. Experts claim stress-relieving activities like exercise and deep breathing are also powerful tools.Experts say withdrawal symptoms from cigarettes can include difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable and negative. However, they say the symptoms are temporary and only last for a few weeks.


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