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10 Persistent Myths About Smoking

Have you bought into these smoking myths? Experts set the record straight.

Myth: I tried quitting once and failed, so it's no use trying again.

Most smokers try several times before quitting for good. So if you've failed previously, don't let that deter you from trying again.

"Each time people quit, they learn things that could be useful for their next attempt at quitting," Malarcher says. Edelman says, "We like to say the first time you try to quit is practice, the second time is practice, and the third or fourth time, you get it right. You have to keep trying."

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Reviewed on January 05, 2010

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