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The World Health Organisation says that there are over 120 million smokers in India; if you’re one of them, it might finally be time to quit. From that first puff in the morning to anxiously searching for smoking-friendly zones everywhere—most smokers cannot picture a life without cigarettes. So when it comes to finally kicking the bad habit, you are left with two options—quitting gradually over time or going cold turkey. While either of the methods may be adopted according to your preference, studies show that the latter is more effective. A research conducted by Dr Jixiang Tan, Department of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China, states that quitting abruptly with the help of nicotine replacement therapy is the best possible way to quit smoking. Let's have a look at some of the effective methods one can adopt in order to quit smoking.