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How often do people try to quit smoking?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Approximately 50% of smokers try and quit each year.  It is much easier to quit when you get help with support group, plus pills, plus patch, and do some exercise too.  Trying to quit cold turkey has only a 2% to 3% success rate, so get help to quit so that you can quit faster.  On average, people use 6 quit attempts before they succeed.

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