I am an 84-year-old woman who recently had stents placed in two
coronary arteries. The doctors, of course, told me to quit
smoking. I told them, as I have told all of my other doctors,
that I have tried to quit but just can’t. I have tried the patch
and Chantix, but neither worked. Support groups aren’t for me. I
have cut back, but that’s as far as so-called willpower goes.
Hearing over and over again that I need to quit leaves me feeling
depressed and weak. Is there some news about current or future
approaches that might give me and others like me some hope?
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