When it comes to trying to quit smoking, here's a hard fact: For smokers who go it alone - without preparation, support or medication - the success rate is between 4-7%.
A new book out called Quit Smoking for Life by health journalist Suzanne Schlosberg and the Quit For Life Team, outlines the top mistakes people make, and offers guidelines to help even the most diehard smoker kick the habit for good. Suzanne joined Margaret to outline the top 5 reasons smokers fail in their efforts to quit, and share one key thing everyone should do to help them succeed. She also talked about the successful, Seattle-based "Quit for Life" program, which has expanded to 28 state governments and many larger corporations. "Quit for Life" is also backed by the American Cancer Society.