Quit-smoking Website Declares War on Nicotine via Facebook

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QuitFullStop, a website set up to help smokers successfully quit, launches its Smoke-free campaign this week on the back of the traditional ‘New Year’s resolution’ week and aims to hoist smoking cessation as a Facebook top priority.

QuitFullStop is taking to social media platform Facebook to help push through a higher success rate of quit-smoking resolutions in 2012, for both first-timers and those who have failed through one or more attempts.

Recent international news stories point out that the majority of people who commit to a New Year’s resolution of some sort revert back to their old ways before January draws to a close.

Those who fail to stick to their pledge do so by concentrating too hard on the downside of not achieving the end goal, say experts. These theories are laid out in two current articles from The Guardian and CBS News, respectively.

The Guardian reported on a study involving 700 people who had agreed to make new year resolutions. Of those people asked, almost 80% did not achieve their wish. They included quitting smoking, losing weight and gaining qualifications.

In an unrelated survey, CBS News reveals that a third of people attempting to give up smoking relapsed, regardless of the inclusion of nicotine replacement therapy.

The study, carried out by the Harvard University School of Public Health, went on to conclude that such smoking cessation methods, when not combined with willpower, are ineffective.

The new Quit-smoking campaign can be seen via Facebook as early as the next coming days; further information is obtainable at the parent site here.

The success of the 2012 campaign is largely underpinned by external factors, such as commitment and willower on the part of the user, and interaction between online peers although by shouting its name above the shop, QuitFullStop could become a social beacon for those in need of crucial support.

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