Keeping New Year's resolutions can be difficult
With each new year, many of us make New Year's resolutions. But sticking to that resolution is sometimes hard to do.
According to a U.S. government website, one of the top New Year's resolutions is to quit smoking. Experts we spoke with say 75 percent of people who try to quit smoking fail on their first try.
There are a lot of products in stores from the nicotine patch to gum to help you quit, but that's not all you need. You also need a good support system -- family and friends who can support you along the way. Most importantly, you have to believe you can quit.
Fran Chambers, Project Director for the Tobacco Cessation Center, says, "Quitting smoking is a learned behavior, just like learning to smoke is, and the more preparation time you put into it, the more likely you'll be successful. Every smoker can quit. It is possible."
Chamber also says it's important to remember that if you slip up and have a smoke, it doesn't make you a smoker again. She says it's important to start all over.