Help Quit Smoking

by Medindia Content Team on  January 7, 2003 at 2:29 PM General Health News
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Help Quit Smoking
What stops people who smoke from quitting? Behavioural Scientist Nancy Murray says that the age when one starts smoking has a link to the difficulty in quitting as a finding indicates that more than 92 percent of adult smokers started when they were in their teen years. Studies indicate that only two out of every ten smokers quit successfully and the the younger you start the more difficult it is to quit.
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Researchers have developed a new program which guides parents who have teenagers who smoke to help them quit. The program which offers articles on new ways to talk to teens and facts on smoking and cancer in addition to an addiction quiz proves as a medium to understand why a child smokes and what the child requires to do to help quit smoking.

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The program provides parents with newsletters on steps to help quit smoking. It provides a better platform for parents to communicate effectively to their teens, initiating a learning phase where both parent and child work together as adults.

The program provides an altogether new mode to approach the child and to reason out with the causes for smoking rather than merely forbid them from doing so. For all you know there might be kids who smoke though they hate smoking and want to quit but are addicted to smoking.

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