Whether a woman manages to give up smoking depends on her menstrual cycle, claim experts at University of Minnesota. The study conducted by the scientists involved 200 women trying to quit smoking. Half of the volunteers was in the “follicular” part of the cycle (just after menstruation ended and before ovulation), and the other half – in the “luteal” part (after ovulation and before the next menstruation started).
86% of women from the first group started to smoke again in one month, while only 66% of women from the second group did. So, it means, that it’s more likely to give up smoking successfully, if you start quitting the bad habit a few days before the period. Researchers suppose, that ovarian hormones play an important role in giving up smoking.