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Five Myths About Quitting Smoking

Armen Hareyan's picture

Quitting smoking can be hard, but people's rationales for continuing to smoke are often rooted in pure myth. The Health Department today debunked five favorite excuses to motivate even more New Yorkers to call 311 for patches and gum at no cost. More than 7,000 people have enrolled already, and the offer is good only until May 1st.

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MYTH: I couldn't quit the first time I tried, so I won't be able to quit this time.

FACT: Most smokers need a few tries to quit successfully.