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kick the habit

tv. to voluntarily end any habit or custom, especially a drug habit. (see also knock the habit.) She tried and tried to kick the habit.
See also: habit, kick

kick the habit

Slang
To free oneself of an addiction, as to narcotics or cigarettes.
See also: habit, kick
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Doctors already prescribe antidepressants, such as bupropion (marketed as Zyban and Wellbutrin), to help smokers quit, but Killen's study is the first to use an antidepressant patch to help smokers kick the habit.
IAN Case has pledged to kick the habit and stub out cigarettes as part of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water customer service's Year of Healthy Living.
The team will be on hand to give advice and information to anyone wishing to kick the habit.
When Cookie winds up in critical condition from an overdose, the boys decide their luck may be running out and vow to kick the habit.
He said firms should offer employees help to kick the habit - including treatments such as hypnosis.
Patch approval: Doctors have long worried that nicotine patches may be dangerous for heart patients trying to kick the habit because nicotine - in patches or in cigarettes - can increase heart rate and blood pressure and cause coronary arteries to constrict.
But they pile on the pounds when they try to kick the habit, says research by America's Memphis University.
once one of America's largest cigarette makers, said Tuesday it wants to kick the habit and concentrate on selling locks, bourbon and golf balls.
Dr Andrew Walters denied that the report in Nature magazine would put people off trying to kick the habit.
is Dave Wallace's message to local cigarette addicts who participate in the programs he leads to help them kick the habit.
Builders will be urged to kick the habit on ``Quit Day`` on March 18 and those still not smoking by June 3 will go into the draw for the holiday.
Scientists have developed a one-two chemical punch that might help smokers kick the habit by spoiling the pleasures of cigarettes.
For people who have tried repeatedly to quit smoking, anti-depressants may help them to kick the habit, according to an expert speaking recently at an Institute of Medicine meeting in Washington, D.
Though Renton, a middle-class boy, tries now and then to kick the habit, he always slides back down again.
Research by market analysts Euromonitor shows that nicotine gum has replaced patches as the favourite way of trying to kick the habit.