National Kick Butts Day

It's National Kick Butts Day!

March 20, 2019

(Photo by Birgit Korber/


Today is National Kick Butts Day, as in cigarette butts.  And if you're looking to quit smoking, or know someone who is, a new survey looked at the top reasons people give it up...

1.  Money.  A pack a day can cost anywhere from $150 to $300 a month.  43% said it was one of the main reasons they quit.

2.  Health reasons, 30%.

3.  Pressure from family or friends, 23%.

4.  Becoming a parent or grandparent, 20%.

5.  Losing a friend or family member to smoking, 16%.

The survey also found two-thirds of smokers have tried to quit . . . four times, on average.  And the top three reasons they went back to smoking were stress, being around other smokers, and a lack of support. 

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