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MINSK, Apr 13 – Sputnik. British scientists have named the fastest and most effective way to stop smoking, according to the website of the European Society of Cardiology.

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“When people try to quit smoking, they feel very lonely. They can no longer go to a smoke break and to business parties with colleagues. In addition, they are hampered by nicotine breaking. Help from friends or the second half will give them the strength to fight it all,” – said Magda Lamprida from Imperial College London.

Scientists gathered a group of more than 200 people who previously had health problems due to cigarettes. For the participants of the experiment four cardioprograms were developed. So, 16 weeks instead of cigarettes they were offered nicotine patches or chewing gum. In one of the programs they could be replaced with a special preparation. But the main thing was the support partner.

The study showed that 64% smokers managed to get rid of the bad habit. As for the share of non-smoking partners, it rose to 75%.

Thus, scientists have summed up: among smokers, the chance to quit tobacco is six times higher if you quit smoking “collectively.”

At the same time, doctors were surprised that in those families where spouses of smokers had already abandoned tobacco or had never used it, the experiment had the opposite effect. In such cases, the torment of volunteers often forced their partners to return to cigarettes or start smoking.

Lamprid is sure that smokers should give up tobacco in the company of like-minded people and be sure to convince the whole family of this, if there are other nicotine lovers in it.

Smoking and related diseases today are one of the main causes of premature death. According to statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly six million people die every year in the world of tobacco and passive smoking, and every two out of three smokers die for reasons related to tobacco abuse.

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