Habit

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Habit

A normal custom of an individual or group. Habits greatly influence economic behavior at both the micro- and macro- levels. For example, one may develop the habit of only shopping at certain stores, whether or not they have the best products or prices. Likewise, the majority of farmers in a country may only grow certain crops, whether or not those are the best for the land or the market. Habits may be positive or negative, and are often both, depending on one's perspective.
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Before I kicked the habit, asking "Do you mind if I smoke?
The Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust, the body which oversees the smoking cessation service, revealed more than 1,800 people who took advantage between April 2003 and March 2004, kicked the habit after four weeks.
But he gave up after Cherie said she would only marry him if he kicked the habit.