Researchers from Oxford University have published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on the best way to achieve smoking cessation.
They looked at abrupt cessation - giving up immediately, and gradual cessation- cutting down, with the aim of stopping in the future.
They surveyed 697 people , split into two equal groups, and interviewed them over six months. They concluded that the abrupt group was 25% more likely to quit forever>
"The best advice seems to be pick a day and stop smoking completely on that day"
Many people try to stop through cutting down, but the likelihood of success seems to be stopping completely.
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5th May 2012
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