Smoking Cessation - Strategies for the 21st Century

- http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/104/11/e51.full -

Despite nicotine’s powerful addictive properties, there are many effective treatments to help people stop smoking. Social support, in the form of encouragement, caring, and concern, clearly increases the success rate of smoking cessation. Social support can come both from healthcare providers (intra-treatment social support) and from family, friends, and other community members (extra-treatment social support).