Smoking Cessation

WHY STOP/QUIT SMOKING?

If you weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of being a smoker or nonsmoker, you will always come to the same conclusion;  only an idiot would actually choose to be a smoker! This is something that all smokers know, even if they continually protest about free choice and the like.   It is an undeniable fact that smoking does absolutely nothing for you at all, other than destroy your health, empty your pocket, make you smell and considerably shorten your life.  You are already aware of the benefits to be gained from quitting the habit, otherwise you would not have thought of doing so in the first place; the trick is never to have any doubt about how much you wanted to give up, otherwise you will make yourself feel thoroughly miserable, wishing you could have a cigarette.  And even more miserable if you DO have one!

You know that there is no need to  avoid smokers or rooms or situations where people smoke; instead just look at them and be quietly pleased that you have achieved something they have not.  You don’t need substitutes and you don’t need to keep a packet of cigarettes in a drawer somewhere “just in case”  either of these two ‘protections’ will only serve to convince your subconscious that stopping is difficult, and it is not! And dismiss any feelings that you are being deprived of something; you are actually gaining something, not losing it; your gaining extra energy, extra health, extra life.

Even though you have had the benefit of hypnosis to help you stop easily, you might possibly experience some sensation of craving or need during the first few days.. that feeling of “I would not  mind a cigarette:  if it exists at all, it will be far less than if you were trying to quit by will power and will last for only a few seconds if you really want to stop.  This is because the body can only maintain any sensation if it is constantly stimulated; instead of saying to yourself: ‘ I would really love to have just one cigarette’; Say: ‘ Thank goodness I have stopped smoking’.

If you really want to stop, you will find this easy, and any feeling of craving will simply disappear like magic. 

Don’t try not to think about cigarettes – its impossible, because in order to try not to think about something, you have got to think of it in the first place to know what it is your trying not to think about! You might think about cigarettes – and you might not.  If you find yourself not knowing what to do with your hands, take a pen and a piece of paper and write “I don’t smoke” several times, to occupy yourself.  It is also worth remembering that you can get rid of any craving feeling in the mouth by simply rinsing out with iced water and that within 14 days the urges to smoke will have disappeared and you will be well on your way to being happier, richer, and living longer!

The most important thing of all to remember: you are not sacrificing anything or being deprived of anything, because cigarettes or tobacco do nothing at all to improve your life.  So There’s no reason to envy those who still smoke; they are still hooked and still destroying cells in every part of the body at an accelerated pace.  They are literally still killing themselves

 


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