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This paper explores the relationship between the use of quitting aids and smoking cessation using United States (US) survey data from the 2018-2019 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS). Becker and Murphy's (1988) theory of rational addiction implies that strong rational addictions must terminate abruptly. In other words, strong addictions only cease by the user quitting "cold turkey". I empirically test this hypothesis using a "double-hurdle" approach, outlined bydoi:10.18122/td.2003.boisestate fatcat:nfz6cwe74jbfrjkru2myhkk3vu