'Cold turkey' best way to quit smoking, study shows

 
Related

More people get divorced in March and August

Everything
418 points

Interscatter contact lenses talk to phone via Wi-Fi

Everything
850 points



Most recent

Siete salas de tratamiento privadas esperan por ti en el SPA de JW Marriott Bogotá

Comunicaciones
8 points

EL PROGRAMA SAPIENS CUENTA CON NUEVA PRESIDENTE DEL CONSEJO EDITORIAL

Carlos Eduardo Lagos Campos
48 points

Fuerza y valentía para afrontar el amor

El diario de Enrique
6 points

RUTINIZANDO BORREGOS

Octavio Cruz Gonzalez
8 points

Cuidado con el Sorbitol en los caramelos y/o chicles sin azúcar

NOTICIAS-ETF
8 points

Natas de la Sabana le apuesta con sus postres típicos a imponer un modelo de gestión responsable

Viajes y turismo
10 points

Sólo fotografías buscando a su autor

El diario de Enrique
14 points

2Times

El diario de Enrique
8 points

No sé qué pasa que lo veo todo negro o bien "las normas de la casa de un vejestorio lisiado"

El diario de Enrique
10 points

Misión histórica y patriótica de la Unidad de Restitución de Tierras.

Pablo Emilio Obando Acosta
46 points
SHARE
TWEET
"People who want to quit smoking are more likely to succeed if they go "cold turkey" by stopping abruptly, a study in Annals of Internal Medicine shows.

'Cold turkey' best way to quit smoking, study shows

Volunteers who used this approach were 25% more likely to remain abstinent half a year from the date that they give up than smokers who tried to gradually wean themselves off instead.

The NHS says that picking a convenient date to quit is important.

Make a promise, set a date and stick to it, it advises.

And sticking to the "not a drag" rule can really help too.

"Whenever you find yourself in difficulty say to yourself, 'I will not have even a single drag' and stick with this until the cravings pass," the service says.

And it recommends seeing a GP to get professional support and advice to give up smoking.

In the British Heart Foundation-funded study, nearly 700 UK volunteers were randomly assigned to one of two groups - a gradual quit group or an immediate quit group.

All of the participants were also offered advice and support and access to nicotine patches and replacement therapy, like nicotine gum or mouth spray - services which are available for free on the NHS.

After six months, 15.5% of the participants in the gradual-cessation group were abstinent compared with 22% in the abrupt-cessation group.

Lead researcher Dr Nicola Lindson-Hawley, from Oxford University, said: "The difference in quit attempts seemed to arise because people struggled to cut down. It provided them with an extra thing to do, which may have put them off quitting altogether."

Even though more people in the study said they preferred the idea of quitting gradually than abruptly, individuals were still more likely to stop for good in the abrupt group.

Dr Lindson-Hawley said that it was still better to cut down on cigarettes than do nothing at all".

Let's share this wonderful way to quit smoking!!

BBC

Fuente: www.bbc.com
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content