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Study Finds That Quitting Smoking Is Harder for Women

Study Finds That Quitting Smoking Is Harder for Women

A recently published study has found that women may find it harder to stop smoking in comparison to men, especially on the first day after quitting. The study was conducted by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and its findings were published in the “Addictive Behaviors” journal.

In a press release, João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, the first author of the study, stated that a successful first day of abstinence was an important predictor for long-term success when it came to smoking cessation, noting that not much was known about why women found this period more challenging in comparison to men. Castaldellia-Maia, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of epidemiology at Columbia, explained that withdrawal syndrome, which most smokers cite as the primary reason for relapse because it usually presents…

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