01/12/2012 07:50 am ET

How To Quit Smoking

Even though "Quit Smoking" is undeniably one of the most common New Year's resolutions, 21 percent of Americans still light up.

That's no doubt in part due to the fact that it's already hard to stick to New Year's resolutions in the first place, but it can also be extremely difficult to quit smoking.

But people who are able to kick the habit for good find the fight was worth it: Recent research found that successful quitters felt happier and healthier one and three years after quitting than people who continued smoking.

So how should you do it? There's no one best way to quit, but there are some methods that have be proven to work.

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