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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.