Quitting Smoking is Hard

6 January, 2017| by: Kevin Trieu

Hello there! First off, my apologies for not posting last week. We had the week off, and totally should have planned ahead, but I forgot. Anyways, Happy New Years everyone. I am hoping everyone has a well rested break off and are ready to get back at it, but anyways, onto the main story.

As you all may know, New Years is a time where a lot of people reflect and try to improve themselves for the new year. One of the biggest one’s being losing weight and going to the gym more. Another new years resolution that a lot of people generally have is quitting smoking. Quitting smoking, however, is the hardest resolution to keep, according to a new study by the Royal Society of Public Health in the UK. The study surveyed 2,000 people about their new years resolutions and found that about 8% of those surveyed, planned on quitting smoking. Of those 8%, only 13% ended up smoke-free by the end of year.

While a very small sample size of smokers, all things considered, it is not surprising that quitting smoking is one of the hardest resolutions to keep. Many people set unattainable goals upon themselves, or just quit after falling back once. It’s important to make sure that you set yourself up for success, by setting reasonable benchmarks for yourself, and making sure that you pick yourself back up again, no matter the setback.

CASAP has plenty of resources to help people quit smoking. For instance, the Asian Smokers Quitline, a free nationwide hotline, based in California, to help people quit smoking that has Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean languages available. There is also the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, if people want more local help.

What are your New Years Resolutions? Comment down below. Mine was to watch more movies!

Link to the story, here.


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