20% of US population smokes, 100% know that smoking is bad.
Smokers use 18% more healthcare costs.
The number of times smokers tried to quit before they were habit-free:
- 1 time: 40%,
- 2-3 times 38%,
- 4+ times 22%.
Stay in there! Be persistent! Have a plan.
Nicotine replacement may cost $40/month, some pills to help stopping cost $100/month (the same cost as a one ppd habit).
Consider environmental changes (get rid of cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters), Perform routine changes, Consider substitutes (gum, candy, straws) to keep your mouth and hands busy. List rewards (financial, health, family).
Sources of help. 1-866-KANSTOP, 1-800-QUITNOW, http://www.familydoctor.org