Research has found that approximately 70% - 80% of smokers wished to stop smoking, but most were incapable of succeeding.
There are quite a few reasons why it is tough to stop smoking habit.
.Aside from this, the need to smoke can be be put off if necessary. A smoker can delay his cigarette for quite some time if the circumstances will not allow him to do so.
Even though giving up smoking is hard, it is not impossible. It can be overcome, when a smoker has a strong incentive to quit.
Self-affirmation must consist of the 3Ps: private, present tense, as well as positive. This means that the sentence must use word I (personal) in present tense and make use of positive words. Thus those who want to quit smoking must not use word 'will' or desire to', they need to use positive words as well as not the negative like 'no' or 'don't'. Example: Now that I am a non-smoker, I am so energetic and that allows me to exercise more.