Yesterday was the Great American Smokeout, and so today there’s probably a lot of smokers out there looking for help and inspiration to quit for good. There are so many options out there nowadays to help break the habit, how do you know where to start? Most ex-smokers, just over 91%, report going cold-turkey. It’s interesting, though, that although most people do it this way doctors only estimate it has a 10% success rate. Unfortunately, it rarely “takes” on the first attempt.
On the other end of the spectrum, the most successful but rarely used method would be a combination of medicines and counseling/support programs. It’s estimated at over 40% successful. So why don’t people try this more often? Experts speculate it could be because people don’t want to spend the money, don’t want to take medication, or just don’t understand how strong the nicotine addiction is.
The bad news? There is no one answer for someone looking to quit the habit and it’s probably going to take a lot of experimentation to find the right mix for you personally. The good news? There are so many options out there you’re bound to find something that works, if you stick it out.
Author by Rigel Gregg