USA TODAY Examines
Why Smokers Can't Quit
USA TODAY, (6/9/99)
"Why Smokers Can't Quit", Anne Carey and Gary Visgaitis, p. A1
A USA TODAY Snapshot looks at why smokers find it difficult to
quit. Twenty nine percent of the respondents said they haven't
been able to quit because of stress.
The survey also found that
12% of respondents couldn't quit because they enjoyed
smoking, and another 12% said the cravings were too
Other reasons included weight gain, addiction, and
smoking friends or spouse.
Ex-smokers average nearly 19 years and 11 attempts before they can quit.
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