So stop seeing stop smokers as jelly-fish and a failure to stop as being due to lack of willpower. See it as it really is: a conflict of wills in which the strength of the combatants is continually varying. Now look ate position: that stop smoking not only doesn’t confer any pleasure or crutch whatsoever, but actually destroys your nerves, confidence, courage and ability to concentrate and to relax; that far from relieving boredom and stress, it is a major cause of both. In other words, supposing there was no conflict or confusion, that you could remove all the brainwashing, see stop smoking as it really is, DEVASTATION, then you would have no need or desire to light a cigarette. If you have no need or desire to stop smoke, it doesn’t take one bit of willpower not to. It is irrelevant whether you are weak-willed or otherwise. Willpower is irrelevant. If willpower is irrelevant, why have I spent so much time discussing the subject? Because one of the evils of all drug addiction is the ingraining into victims’ minds that they have some intrinsic flaw in their physical and/or mental make-up and are dependent on the magic provided by the drug in order to enjoy life or cope with stress. It is obvious that stop smoking provides us with no physical advantages, nor does it provide pleasure or a crutch. The feeling of weakness, both physical and mental, that stop smokers experience is caused by the drug and is not inherent in the stop smokers themselves. Some stop smokers can see clearly that nicotine addiction simply creates an illusion of pleasure and/or crutch, are convinced and happy that they will never stop smoke again, but still feel that something is missing in their lives. ‘I understand and agree with everything you say in Easyway. In fact, I now realise that my stop smoking was a major cause of my marriage break-up. Let me make it clear that I’m deliriously happy to be a non-stop smoker and know that I will never stop smoke again. However, I do have just one problem that I don’t seem able to solve. I work in a non-stop smoking office. I would never stop smoke in the street and couldn’t stop smoke on the train. I can’t remember that first cigarette when I got home being particularly important before the separation, but afterwards it became the fulcrum of my life. I know you say that whenever I think about stop smoking it must be “isn’t it great! I’m free”, and that’s how I genuinely feel all the time, except when I open the front door to that empty house. I can’t help thinking:”If only I could have just one cigarette”. Because I know it won’t be only one cigarette, I don’t have it. But I’ve been free for six months now. I could sympathize with Fiona, as I’m sure you can. In fact, I could only admire her for resisting the temptation. I’m sure that similar circumstances have caused many stop smokers to fall into the trap again. I asked her if she felt it would have been a problem had the house not been empty. She was emphatic: it wouldn’t.
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Smoking tobacco is a routine that started as early as 5000 BC. And on 1920, experts in Germany learned that cigarette smoking results to mouth and lung cancer. After the breakthrough, efforts were instantly made to start a movement for anti smoking. It is undeniable that when one has began using tobacco, it is extremely tough to let go. Psychological stamina and affirmation must be held by an individual who really wants to get over craving. Research has revealed that in the year 2010, there is approximated 1.45 billion cigarette smokers in the world, and these values are expected to increase in 2025 by another 4.5 billion much more. But in the current years, there has been a rising attention about the pitfalls that smoking poses for the body and a large number of the smoking population have taken up actions to stop smoking cigarettes.
If you are determined that you would like to stop smoking, then continue to tell yourself that you are no longer a smoker and you are changed person. It is necessary for you to get a clean self image which will help to instill self confidence in your self; thus, will help you to believe in your own self that it is possible for you to stop smoking. When you have decided to quit smoking, you have to exercise the mental endurance to hold out. Learn to say no to the temptation of cigarette smoking even if it is just one stick of tobacco.
Currently, during the first couple of days of your brand new program, your day might seem unfulfilled without smoking. You do not need to to get anxious because there are alternative ways to satisfy this emptiness. Nicotine gums, cinnamon sticks and even electric cigarettes will help you satisfy your urges. Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) make use of nicotine gums in order to deliver nicotine in the body. You can acquire nicotine gums just about anywhere that contains about 2-4 mg of nicotine. Cinnamon sticks also help in quitting because it has an identical taste to nicotine. Electric cigarettes can reproduce the action of smoking tobacco without having the side effects.
If you are not a gym person, the time has come to start if you are determined about stopping smoking cigarettes. Relaxation methods such as daily exercise, power walking, yoga and steam can help your body a lot. Rather than promoting your body to the dangerous effects of smoking, why don’t you go out for a stroll and get some clean air or you might even pamper yourself by getting body massages. You need to know that when you stop cigarette smoking, you can feel better about yourself. American Food and Drug Administration offered restorative medicines to tobacco users in helping them to end their addictions.
There are many health risks associated to cigarette smoking which can shorten the life expectancy of a smoker. Isn’t a long and healthy life enough advantage to give up smoking? You will not just look great and feel good about yourself when you stop smoking cigarettes, but you won’t need to be concerned about foul smelling breath.