Behavior: How to Stop Smoking

They have tried switching to lemon drops or gum or tranquilizers. They have forced themselves to look at ghastly pictures of cancer-ridden lungs and have even attempted to quit cold-turkey. But for most heavy smokers who would like to kick their habit, nothing seems to work. Between 1966 and 1970, 22 million American smokers made at least one serious but unsuccessful attempt to quit. In fact, more cigarettes are currently being sold in the U.S. than ever before. Now researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich have devised a new method for breaking the habit. It works so...

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