Patients who are repeatedly trying to quit smoking are more likely to be successful if they don’t wait between attempts.
A study at University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention split 437 participants trying to quit smoking tobacco into two groups. One group was encouraged to wait a month before trying to quit again, and the other was told to try again right away. The Center says 80-percent of people who were told not to wait, compared to 56-percent of people told to wait one month. Researchers say these results will help medical professionals know how to guide people trying to stop smoking in the future.