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Stub It Out For 2008

More smokers in Wales than ever before using cessation services. Smokers were today urged to make giving up their number one New Year's resolution by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Wales, following the success of smoking cessation services in Wales in 2007.

Dr Tony Jewell's advice comes after figures showed that 2007 has been the best year so far for Stop Smoking Wales, the service funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and provided by the National Public Health Service to help smokers quit.

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Researchers Locate Genes Related To Nicotine Dependence

Two more likely genetic locations for nicotine addiction have been identified through research by University of Virginia Health System researchers. This research explored the role of genetics, environmental factors and a brain compound called GABA, a chemical substance of the central nervous system that inhibits neurons in the brain.

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