Back in 2007 before the recession hit the UK around 32 per cent of smokers said they had tried to kick their habit in the past three months. In 2008 however, this number had fallen to 23 per cent and dropped even lower to 22 per cent in 2009.
With even more recent figures from Cancer Research UK showing that only 17 per cent of smokers have tried to quit in 2010, experts are suggesting that when experiencing a period of strain such as the recession, individuals find it even more difficult to bring about positive change.
Martin Dockrell from Action on Smoking and Health has said that a 20 a day cigarette habit can set smokers back over £2,500 every year so during the recession is the best time to quit.
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