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Want to quit smoking? Don’t think about it…

BBC NEWS | Health | Sudden bid to quit smoking ‘best’

I’m sure those of you who have attempted to quit smoking (or have succeeded) will not be surprised to learn that a study in the British Medical Journal found that pondering your decision (you know, making lists, buying pallets of chewing gum in advance, thinking about how you’ll fill the time now that the cigarette monkey is off your back (or at least visiting relatives for a while)) is not as successful as just standing up in the middle of a crowded theater and quitting mid-film.

As my recent trek into quitsville ended a few days ago, it seems that rather than feeling like a failure, I should instead consider myself “normal” — or as close as I can get.


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