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Video discusses how most professional literature, public health officials, government and voluntary health organizations, physicians and other health care workers will tell you that cold turkey is the least successful method of quitting smoking, and why you should not believe them.
Gallup Poll Survey:
Quitters Most Likely to Use “Cold Turkey” Strategy
The quarter of Americans who have successfully quit smoking, when asked to name the strategies or methods they used to quit, are most likely to attribute their success to just deciding to quit “cold turkey.” Smaller percentages of reformed smokers name willpower, support from family and friends and prayer, use of the nicotine patch, ceasing to be around people who smoke, using chewing gum or candy, and using an electronic cigarette.
“Whatever you do don’t quit smoking cold turkey!”
String from Freedom from Nicotine board discussing the Gallup Survey: http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/26585/Quitters-Most-Likely-to-Use-Cold-Turkey-Strategy
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