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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Smokers have to wake up in the morning and decide to simply break the habit.
DECIMAL currency had yet to arrive when I last backed a favourite in a major handicap hurdle but I am happy to break the habit of a lifetime and row in with Ted Spread in today's Imperial Cup.
He said: "ICE has already delivered a number of successful stop smoking campaigns and my focus will be on working with harder-to-reach groups - such as pregnant women and routine and manual workers - to help them to break the habit.
BLACKBURN admit they must break the habit of their recent past to have a hope of defeating Aston Villa and reaching the Carling Cup Final.
Maybe having one of her friends to sleep over might help, making it fun will help break the habit and allow her to settle back into her own room.
During Ramadan, smokers fight the withdrawal symptoms until they break the fast, making it easier for them to break the habit," Dr Al Maidour.
Break the habit of opening the lower cabin door and letting the door step drop.
Teenagers wanting more help on how to break the habit can also speak in confidence to a QUIT advisor by phoning Quitline on 0800 002 200 or emailing quit@quitbecause.
Londoner Carr, 71, who is based in Spain, has helped celebrities break the habit, including Anthony Hopkins and Richard Branson.
Writers in need of a verbal methadone to help break the habit might give "subtlety" a try.