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Support, education are keys to quitting smoking permanently, experts say

Theresa Hankin & Cynthia Cary WoodsGetting smokers to quit tobacco through an organized program, where they receive information, counseling and support, can be more effective than trying to quit alone, say two people who conduct anti-tobacco efforts at Upstate Medical University. Program Coordinator Cynthia Cary Woods and Theresa Hankin, both respiratory therapists and smoking cessation counselors, illustrate how education -- including workplace efforts and school programs – and family support are keys to quitting permanently.