Those who made new year's resolutions to quit smoking have been urged not to
Martin Dockrell, campaigns manager at Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), said
that people who seek professional help are four times more likely to quit than
those who try to do it on their own.
He explained that most individuals do not realise how hard it is until they
have tried it.
"It is highly addictive and it is very difficult to quit. That is why many
smokers have at least two attempts at quitting and that is okay," stated
He added that it while it was acceptable to fail once or twice when trying to
stop smoking, it was important not to "give up on giving up".
According to the latest figures from Ash, around ten million people smoke in
the UK, with 22 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women having the habit.
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