A study found that some smokers give up too quickly on smoking cessation (quitting) efforts because of slip-ups. Researchers said that some quitters are simply “delayed” in their quitting, so they should not give up their efforts simply because they smoked one or two cigarettes after their supposed quit date.
The study was conducted at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Interestingly, the researchers are suggesting that there are two types of successful quitters. The first encompasses those who quit immediately and remain completely smoke-free. The second include those who are delayed in the reaching the complete “quitting smoking” point, but do reach success by the end of the treatment.