Even cancer can’t get some patients to quit smoking. What could help them kick their habit?

Robert Schnoll of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed his study on smoking cessation in cancer patients. “I’ve been working in nicotine dependence research for 20 years,” he said. “The brain chemistry is affected by decades of exposure to nicotine. Some patients view [smoking] as critical to managing the stress in their lives.”

・ From Philadelphia Inquirer