Nicotine patches and nicotine gum - the popular mainstays of so-called "nicotine replacement therapy" - don't help many smokers kick the habit and remain cigarette-free over the long haul, new research suggests.
Tips from the American Lung Association may help
Prevention programs should target students when they are most likely to smoke, researchers say
Counseling plus medicine works better than going cold turkey, experts advise
Total tobacco bans in workplaces, restaurants linked to more smoke-free homes
Targeting certain regions affects smokers' satisfaction, which plays role in addiction
The part of the brain affected by the event seems to make a difference, researchers find