Do you smoke? Do you know a smoker? I’ll let you in on a secret – every smoker on the planet secretly wishes they could quit smoking. Sure, they say they like the taste or that it’s a relaxing habit – but really, if they could quit without the agony of withdrawal, most would in a flash.
Let’s look at those objections to quitting:
It tastes good.
Really? Most everyone will agree that tobacco is “an acquired taste.” What does this mean? It means that the first several cigarettes tasted horrible. It was only after nicotine addiction set in that they then tasted “good.” But the taste is simply a trigger to let the body know that it will soon have the addictive nicotine. Remove the nicotine addiction and the cigarettes don’t taste good at all – they never did.
I smoke to relax.
The only relaxation caused by cigarettes is the release of the tension caused by nicotine addiction. In his book, The Easy Way to Quit Smoking, Allen Carr has a great analogy – smoking cigarettes to relax is the same as wearing shoes that are too small to relax.
Think about if you walked around in shoes that were 2 sizes too small all day long. Your feet would hurt, right? You’d feel tense. Then, several times a day, you are allowed to go outside and remove those shoes for 8 minutes. Wouldn’t those 8 minutes feel awesome?
Cigarettes only relieve the tension caused by nicotine addiction. Get over the addiction, and suddenly, you will feel less tense all the time, not just when you are smoking.
I offer an FDA-approved method of quitting smoking that relieves the negative effects of nicotine addiction and makes it easier to quit. I combine this with a book, support and nutrition. Anyone can quit smoking using this method, and at $100, it is cheaper than smoking for 2 weeks.
If you or someone you love needs to quit, give me a call at (314) 963-9050 and schedule an appointment. We’ll get you through it.