What are the most popular methods of quitting smoking?
The study (available here ) had a fairly simple design. Individuals were surveyed online between April 2014 and June 2016, with the group chosen to be nationally representative. In the end, the authors focused on the 15,943 current smokers (which means that they had smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lives and still smoked regularly) and that they had tried to quit in the three months prior to the survey. If they had tried to quit smoking, the researchers asked what I had or had all used.
About three-quarters of smokers used multiple approaches in their last attempt to quit, and the remaining room only used one approach.
The most common dropout methods used were to try to quit smoking at one time (65%) and try to reduce it gradually (62%). This basically means that the most commonly used approach was "the cold turkey".