Only Six Percent Succeed in Giving Up Smoking

by VR Sreeraman on  November 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM General Health News
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Among those who try to kick the butt, only six percent are successful in their attempt, a new study has found.

According to the US study conducted, graduates are more likely to kick their nicotine habit, the Daily Mail reported.
 Only Six Percent Succeed in Giving Up Smoking
Only Six Percent Succeed in Giving Up Smoking

The study found that white men and women are more likely to succeed but having a university education and seeking help or taking medication regardless of your race gave you the best shot.

Nearly 69 percent of adult smokers wanted to quit last year, and more than half tried, but when asked how many actually achieved their goal, the numbers plummeted.

Those with a university-level degree were most likely to quit with a success rate of 8.9 percent, whereas those who did not stay on in higher education had just a 3.2 percent success rate.

Among black men nearly 76 percent wanted to stop and 59 percent tried but just 3.3 per cent succeeded, the lowest rate across ethnicities, while six percent of white men and women by comparison kicked the habit.

Source: ANI

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