Breaking Away from the 'POISONOUS' Habit

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (1995) Breaking Away from the 'POISONOUS' Habit. The Sun.

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GIVEN THE INSIDIOUS AND PERVASIVE nature of poisoning associated with cigarette smoking, the surest way to prevent such poisoning is to QUIT. However to break any bad habit is never a simple matter. According to a Gallup Poll, that success rate is rather dismal. This is mainly due to the addictive properties of nicotine. You need an enormous amount of willpower to sustain such an effort to kick the habit of smoking. The whole process perhaps is a that of relearning, that is, to once again learn how to live without cigarettes. After all, cigarette smoking, like other drugs of abuse, is indeed a learned behaviour and much of this has to be unlearned before one can successfully call it a quits. As such, there are no hard and fast rules about how to stop smoking. It therefore important to recognise some of the barriers associated with the process of quiting.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 08:15
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 08:15

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