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'Extinction therapy' could help smokers quit

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8 Feb 2017 - General
 

http://www.onmedica.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=445748dc-b7aa-4d6e-8f8b-375aa266240b

Smoking is a addictive habit that has a great number of health complications. Research has found that it is very difficult to quit. This article reports a study which has been published in JAMA Psychiatry on the use of extinction therapy to help smoking cessation. In this method, patients are exposed to craving triggers experience smoking a smaller number of cigarrettes. It should be noted that there are some patients who relapsed hence this therapy could only be suitable for a select group of p...
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