20-minute walks can curb smoking among teens

04/9/2013 | Medical News Today

Teen smokers who increased the number of days they exercised for at least 20 minutes, equivalent to a brief stroll, smoked fewer cigarettes than those who weren't active, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers found that combining an intensive smoking-cessation program and a fitness regimen was the most effective strategy for helping teen smokers quit the habit.

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