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Washington University School of Medicine

Genes Predict Problems Quitting and Response to Smoking-Cessation Drugs

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Caption: Smoking researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in Sr. Louis have found that the same genetic variations that make it difficult for some smokers to quit also increase the likelihood that heavy smokers will respond to drugs, patches and other medications designed to thwart nicotine cravings.

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