Thats according to a new survey by CommittedQuitters.com, a website that gives smokers tips to overcoming their addiction.
Quitting is nothing new for many smokers; 86 percent have tried to kick the habit before and 22 percent have attempted it at least five other times.
However, their methods may be the reason why theyve been unable to quit permanently. Nearly 52 percent tried going cold turkey, which experts say is ineffective because it doesnt help smokers deal with the behavioral triggers and challenges faced by tobacco users.
But the biggest barrier to quitting smoking may not be the addiction, but the fears faced by the smokers.
About 83 percent fear theyll constantly crave a cigarette once they stop smoking and 76 percent are worried theyll be irritable.
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