What are the general success rates for people who attempt to quit smoking?


The success rates of people attempting to quit smoking are hard to determine for many reasons.Not all programs define success in the same way. Does success mean that a person is not smoking at the end of the program? After three months? Six months? One year? Does smoking fewer cigarettes, rather than stopping completely, count as success?

The truth is that quit smoking programs, like other programs that treat addictions, often have fairly low success rates. There is, however, a lot you can do to increase your chances of success. According to the American Cancer Society’s latest medical review, 4-7% of smokers are able to quit smoking on any given attempt without medicines or other help. 25% of smokers that use some form of medication can stay smoke-free for over six months. Research also shows that you can increase your chances significantly with online support or therapy. Our goal at QuitSmoking.com is to help you find ways to increase your chances for success.

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