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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But more cash in your pocket or bank account isn't the only benefit of kicking the habit.
Kicking the habit was the biggest step she could take to improve her own health and that of her young family.
The survey was carried out on 1,000 people who had bought the NJOY "electronic" cigarette, an aid to kicking the habit.