Closing the Gap in Smoking Cessation

Closing the Gap in Smoking Cessation

December 2018

Black and Hispanic Americans quit smoking successfully only half as often as their white counterparts. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded $11 million for researchers led by Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, M.Bioethics, to find out what could help.

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