Study: Abnormal CT scans scare many smokers into kicking the habit

04/11/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

Smokers who have abnormal findings in chest CT scans are more likely to have quit smoking at three-year follow-up exams than patients with normal findings, according to a new study of 926 current smokers and 594 former smokers. Researchers say the CT scans may represent "teachable moments" and chances to motivate patients to kick the habit.

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