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Quitting Smoking by Sign

Quitting Smoking
By Sign

Astrology can help you kick the habit

There's no dispute about the fact that cigarette smoking is risky business. Almost every smoker out there has tried to quit, is trying to quit or plans to quit in either the near or distant future. What people don't agree on, though, is the best way to go about it. Nicotine patch? Hypnosis? Cold turkey? There isn't just one right answer. However, there might be a right answer for each individual zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Cold turkey is the only way for an impulsive Ram to kick the nicotine habit. Once they make the decision to quit, they're ready to follow through with it right then and there. That doesn't mean they won't change their mind once the withdrawal starts to kick in, though. Luckily, Aries likes to keep busy, so they aren't likely to spend much time sitting around dreaming of taking just one more drag.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Once a Bull sets his or her mind on something, they go at it with stubborn determination. This sign doesn't have a hard time kicking bad habits, but an added incentive will ensure success. Taureans love nice things, so putting a high-ticket item on their wish list -- and putting all the money they'd normally spend on cigarettes toward it -- will create the extra push they need to stay focused.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
When a chatty Gemini wants to quit smoking, they're likely to get in touch with everyone they've ever met who has kicked the habit to find out how they did it. There isn't any one way that will work for this often flighty sign -- they're likely to try every proven method until something finally clicks. The advantage is that everything they try and fail will bring them that much closer to the ultimate goal. 

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Crabs are comfort-oriented creatures, and smoking is definitely a source of comfort. The only way a Cancer can kick the habit is to find a better, healthier habit to replace it -- and it had better be one that's pampering! They should take the money they'd normally spend on cigarettes and use it for regular manicures and pedicures, or save it all up for a trip to some luxurious spa. This sign needs to be the most careful about overindulging in food as a replacement for nicotine.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
If a Lion is going to quit smoking, he or she will make sure everyone knows about it. Luckily, that's the one thing that will make them quit. Lions love to be the center of attention, and they crave admiration. So, the idea of overcoming the odds to kick a habit -- and make sure everyone knows how incredibly strong and focused they are -- will be enough to keep them on track, whatever method of quitting they choose.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Heath-conscious Virgo is the sign most likely to quit in a practical, healthy way. They're also the least likely to smoke in the first place, but there's an exception to every rule. Deciding to run a marathon would be a great way for this sign to kick the habit -- it would be impossible to do the vigorous training required while smoking regularly. In fact, a dedicated Virgo who tries that method may just become a champion runner for life!