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Scientists have found a link between higher concentrations of melanin and increased risk of nicotine dependence and tobacco-related cancers. They believe this may explain why African-American smokers have a harder time quitting than whites. [ScienceDaily]


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I think there are as many physical reasons for addiction as there are mental ones. I have had a bad time trying to quit, and you can trace the veins in my legs through my near translucent skin. Smoking is a nasty habit and I want to stop!!