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Kicking the Butt can Help Relieve Respiratory Symptoms Caused by Regular Smoking

by Kathy Jones on  February 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Symptoms of respiratory problems caused by incessant smoking among young adults improve within weeks after they manage to drop the habit, a new study published in the journal Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology.
 Kicking the Butt can Help Relieve Respiratory Symptoms Caused by Regular Smoking
Kicking the Butt can Help Relieve Respiratory Symptoms Caused by Regular Smoking
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The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Texas who observed two groups of college students aged between 18 to 24 years. More than half of the students had smoked at least 5 cigarettes a day and had done so for over a period of five years.

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While one group managed to stay smoke-free for two weeks or more, the other group failed to kick the habit. The researchers found that those who managed to avoid smoking displayed improved symptoms related to respiratory problems, especially smoking.

Stating that the study will help motivate youngsters to give up smoking, Harold Farber, who is an associate professor of Pediatrics in Baylor College of Medicine and the editor of the journal said, "That the benefit of stopping smoking starts in days to weeks—not years or decades—is important. Now health care providers can counsel young smokers that their breathing can feel better soon after they stop. This can help to motivate young adults to stop smoking before the severe damage is done." 

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