Study finds low-tar cigarettes may make it more difficult to kick - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/4/09

Study finds low-tar cigarettes may make it more difficult to kick the habit

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Switching to a light or low-tar cigarette may actually make it more difficult to quit smoking!  A new study from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine finds smokers were half as likely to quit successfully after they started smoking low-tar cigarettes.

The research included 31,000 smokers and those who said they'd switched to a lighter cigarette in order to quit smoking had the most trouble giving up the habit.  Researchers say smokers may assume smoking lighter brands is somehow healthier or a good alternative to quitting, but light cigarettes also contain tar, nicotine and other carcinogens.

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