Smoking is a dirty and dangerous habit – we all know this, even you smokers out there. To us non-smokers it seems very simple, just quit, but for all you die-hard smokers out there we now know it is a little bit harder than simply going cold turkey.
Last month PLOS ONE published an article that is creating quite a stir within the smoking debate. The article agues, smokers have a poor ability to delay satisfaction despite negative long-term consequences. “In other words,” the authors of the study
wrote in a companion op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, “it’s their poor self control.”
Since the study has been published, doctors and therapists are crying out that the conclusions are too narrow.