Trying to quit smoking for the New Year? Read this

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OKLAHOMA – Doctors say if your New Year’s Resolution is to quit smoking, you’re more likely to kick the habit if you work with a counselor.

Researchers in England studied 10,000 people who tried to quit smoking in the past year.

They found those who worked with a counselor and used nicotine replacement products were three times more likely to successfully quit than those who tried on their own.

Smokers who used nicotine gum and patches, without advice from a health professional, had the same chances of being successful than smokers who tried to quit cold turkey.