Survey: Nicotine misconceptions curb smokers' efforts to quit

11/2/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

Misconceptions about the role of nicotine in smoking prevent smokers' efforts to kick the habit, according to a new survey. Researchers found that many smokers incorrectly believe that nicotine causes cancer and therefore are reluctant to use patches to help them quit. Many smokers also mistakenly believe "light" cigarettes lower the risk of cancer, experts say.

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