Many people try to quit smoking without any outside help. Although some smokers are unsuccessful in quitting cold turkey, certain activities can help a smoker through the first two weeks of nicotine withdrawal. One of the biggest obstacles in quitting cold turkey is learning to make the behavioral changes associated with smoking habits without any outside help. There are a number of excellent books, tapes and manuals designed for those who want to quit cold turkey. Most importantly, the decision to quit has to come from the smoker. Studies show that only those smokers who are committed to quitting are successful in breaking the habit.
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