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Archive for January, 2014

Going Smoke-Free in the New Year – With a New Outlook

As we round the sun yet again this season and resolve ourselves to greater health and happiness, many of the 1-in-5 people who use tobacco are likely to be pitching their packs. My advice for them is to go for it by focusing on something a little different: outlook. Outlook is a term I use to describe the lens through which we see the world, and years of clinical practice and research have taught me that it may be the most important tool we have for health and healthy aging – at any age.  

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