The most effective way to get people to quit smoking is advice from a health professional,

The most effective way to get people to quit smoking is advice from a health professional, according to a new study. Even then, the success rate is not high: About 2 percent of smokers stop for at least a year after being urged to do so in a routine doctor visit, according to the report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The most effective way to get people to quit smoking is advice from a health professional, according to a new study. Even then, the success rate is not high: About 2 percent of smokers stop for at least a year after being urged to do so in a routine doctor visit, according to the report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

D`Vera Cohn

Washington Correspondent

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