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Dr. Neal Parikh Presents Research on Smoking Cessation in Stroke Survivors

At the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, Dr. Neal Parikh presented preliminary research into smoking rates among stroke survivors. After examining data from more than 49,000 adults who participated in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys between 1996 and 2016, the researchers found that while the percentage of smokers in the overall population has declined steadily, smoking among stroke survivors has remained steady. Parikh notes that these findings highlight the importance of promoting aggressive cessation interventions to stroke survivors.

Read the full article on the American Heart Association Website.

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