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Table 3 Duration of attempts as a function of reasons for relapse.

From: The French Observational Cohort of Usual Smokers (FOCUS) cohort: French smokers perceptions and attitudes towards smoking cessation

Reason of relapse Frequency of report Mean (SD) duration of attempts (months) Median duration of attempts (months)
Craving 45% 6.7(19.4) .8
Anxiety/stress 34% 9(20.3) 1
Significant life event 21% 19.3(35.4) 6.2
Weight gain 18% 11.5(22.6) 4
Irritability 16% 3.8(9.7) .4
Depression 5% 26.6(36.3) 12
Request of significant others 3% 1.4(1.6) .8
Price of treatment 3% 2.7(2.9) 2
Treatment-emergent adverse events 3% 1.7(2.6) .3
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