Posted by: shoji | August 31, 2007

Changing habits– quit smoking

This CNN Health story is aimed at women– though smoking is clearly a problem among men, too. Regardless, the four different approaches to behavior change are indicative of behavior change: there is no one-size-fits-all solution.I’ll try to write a post about behavior change frameworks in the future. One of the most influential sources to me is The Perspectives of Psychiatry.

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How four women quit smoking — and you can too

Everybody knows that smoking isn’t good for you. But if you’re a woman? “Hands down, smoking is the absolute worst thing you can do to your body,” says Phyllis Greenberger, president and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research in Washington, D.C.
So why, oh, why do 20 million American women still light up?

Because quitting, as we also know, is really, really hard — so hard that, while roughly two-thirds of all current smokers want to quit, only 5 percent actually succeeded last year, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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