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Fact or Fiction: Encouraging Someone to Quit Smoking
by Staff
Keeping smokers smoking is big business worldwide, so how can individuals beat out the lethal competition for their loved ones? Well-meaning encouragement and sincerity go a long way, but added knowledge can only help in packing a punch at the cigarette pack. Can you 'smoke' the competition? Take the quiz and find out.

Most smokers get addicted after age 21.

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Nicotine patches can be just as addictive as cigarettes.

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On average it takes someone four tries to quit smoking for good.

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More men than women in the United States smoke.

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About one out of every three people in the world smoke.

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There is less risk of becoming addicted if you experiment with cigarettes before age 18.

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Clove cigarettes were banned in the United States because they were found to contain bug parts.

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Widespread cigarette manufacturing began in the 18th century.

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Light cigarettes are no longer available in the United States.

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It was OK to smoke in the workplace until 2010 in the United States.

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Candy cigarettes may be a good way to teach kids about NOT smoking.

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Lungs start healing almost immediately after a smoker quits smoking.

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Experts estimate that a habit is likely to remain broken after the 60-day mark.

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The expression "quitting cold turkey" may come from an expression for stopping heroin use.

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Some cigarette manufacturers let their designs be copied on candy cigarette packs to create a link from play to real product.

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Cigarettes calm people down and relieve stress.

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Children of smokers are a lot more likely to become smokers.

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Virtual cigarette Web sites are a real way to help smokers quit.

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Smoke-free and non-smoking movements are mostly just U.S. based.

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Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are entirely safe and very effective for helping stop smoking.

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