Despite all we know about the health problems caused by using tobacco, people continue to smoke, dip or chew. This can seem baffling.
But knowledge, desire, and determination typically are not enough for most to simply stop smoking. In fact research over the past 25 years has shown that, out of 100 people trying to quit smoking cold turkey, only about 3 to 5 of them will succeed for longer than 6 months. In other words, while some people can quit this way, at least 95% of people can’t.
When you understand the addictive nature of tobacco, it’s easier to understand why many can’t just quit. Here’s a closer look at why many smokers need a specialized cessation program to help them to overcome tobacco addiction.