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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The home of Welsh rugby, the Millennium Stadium, is a totally smoke free stadium and we are committed to supporting this campaign to encourage as many smokers in Wales to kick the habit into touch.
The traditional view that has been establishing "quit day" to stop smoking helps increase the chance that people will actually be able to kick the habit.
Sales of products designed to help smokers kick the habit have soared in the past 12 months, but the trend has done nothing to dent cigarette sales.
They will ask patients, visitors and staff caught smoking to stub it out and will even give offenders advice on how to kick the habit.
The answer of the West Midlands Police is to spend pounds 40,000 of public money on hypnotherapy sessions in an attempt to persuade officers to kick the habit.
which makes Minuto cigars under the brand name Guantanamera, says it's targeting consumers who are just starting to smoke--young men and women who can't yet handle longer-lasting cigars--or veteran smokers with little time or who are trying to kick the habit.
An experimental drug called varenicline helps smokers kick the habit better than does bupropion, the only drug currently prescribed for the task, a U.
SANTA CLARITA - Linda Storli says where nicotine patches and hypnotism fail, her stop-smoking classes succeed in helping people kick the habit for good.
Garfinkel gives a number of examples of variations on the formula, including "How to Get a Better Job and Make More Money" for an executive recruiter, "How to Stay Fit and Protect Yourself" for a martial arts school, and "How to Kick the Habit and Feel Great" for a stop-smoking program.
When teens get caught smoking they may get in trouble, but they rarely get help to kick the habit.
Neither Alice nor Bruce was reimbursed by health insurance or employee benefit plans for the cost of their attempt to kick the habit.