Abrupt Cessation of Cigarettes Best

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Many smokers think it is easier and less difficult to quit smoking by gradually cutting down on the number of cigarettes they smoke per day. A randomized trial in the U.K. found those who set a quit date and abruptly quit experienced significantly better success rates 6 six months later, compared to those who set a date and then cut back gradually over 2 weeks. All subjects received nicotine replacement therapy and behavioral support.

PositiveTip: Setting a date and then abruptly quitting seems to be the best method.