British Heart Foundation finds that the average smoker makes at least four attempts to kick the habit before having success. ">
As the UK celebrates No Smoking Today, new research by the British Heart Foundation finds that the average smoker makes at least four attempts to kick the habit before having success.
According to a new survey of 2,010 smokers, 82 percent had unsuccessfully tried to quit, and nearly a quarter had lost count of the number of times they had attempted to stop smoking.
The British Heart Foundation estimates that on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of No Smoking Day, more than 750,000 British smokers are expected to try and quit. Learn more about the day: wequit.co.uk
As to motivations for quitting, more than half of smokers said they hate being reminded of the long-term health risks of smoking. A quarter said the financial impact of smoking is more than sufficient motivation for kicking the habit.
World No Tobacco Day, an international effort to encourage kicking the habit, takes place on May 31. Learn more: who.int/tobacco/wntd/en
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