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It can take 30 tries for some to quit smoking, study finds

June 13, 2016

The Star | June. 10, 2016

It takes some peo­ple as many as 30 attempts to quit smok­ing for good, a far greater num­ber than pre­vi­ous­ly believed, accord­ing to a new study in BMJ Open, an open-access med­ical jour­nal. The study, pub­lished Fri­day, demon­strates the dif­fi­cul­ty in quit­ting smok­ing, said lead researcher Dr. Michael Chaiton, sci­en­tist at the Ontario Tobac­co Research Unit and assis­tant pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health. BMJ Open is asso­ci­at­ed with the pub­li­ca­tion for­mer­ly known as the British Med­ical Jour­nal. Read more.