Quit Smoking – Begin Today

Now’s the time. It’s decision time and you’ve made your decision to quit smoking yourself to death and give up tobacco! When you first try to quit, you should know that most of those smokers who have made the same decision before you, statistically, had to make the attempt over and over before they eventually conquered their smoking habit. The fact that many people try time and again to quit smoking is completely normal and should not in any way reflect on your decision to stop.

You Are Not Alone

Smokers can take solace in the fact that they are not alone and understand that their decision to quit smoking is not only a life-goal process but that quitting is also an immediate benefit to the smokers life and health. You should consider any failure on your part as only a temporary lapse in your decision to quit smoking, an unintended slip-up, and start over again. Go back to Day One and begin again. The key is not to give up: It’s too easy to convince yourself “that it is OK, that it doesn’t work, it’s impossible”, or some other lame excuse.

Many events can trigger smoking

In the event you do slip-up remind yourself of your decision to stop smoking cigarettes and tobacco and try to quit again, immediately. Don’t continue to smoke. Recognize that there are many events in our lives that can trigger smoking. The new non-smoker has to be aware of these triggers and be ready to deal with them. If you are out with friends having dinner and a few social drinks it’s very easy to revert to your previously comfortable cigarette habit and have a smoke.

Reinforce Your Decision

Realize what has happened. Stop smoking immediately. Reinforce your decision to quit tobacco by repeating your new mantra: I do not smoke, I am a non-smoker. Indeed this is common enough, acknowledge your lapse. Understand that for many people it is part of the process.Understand that for many people it is part of the process. This is key: you are not really a failure and quitting is as easy as foregoing the next cigarette. Take heart, you can still get yourself back on track. Now, this is also very important. Don’t view these temporary lapses as permission to take a break and have a smoke whenever you feel you “need one”. Following this path will only insure that you never quit smoking cigarettes and you will always be a slave to tobacco.

smoking advisor You can’t decide to quit smoking for six days a week and convince yourself you have solved your problem. On the contrary, you should very much try and avoid even the most innocent of lapses: don’t get stuck on stupid thinking that “one drag” is okay. Your decision to quit smoking must be an ongoing process.

Don’t Despair

If, however, you do have a relapse, don’t despair. You have to make sure it’s not thought of as a failure. You should still think of yourself as a non-smoker. To give up and decide that you’re going to smoke again after you slip- up is to deny one of the most fundamental realities about quitting smoking: it is a very difficult thing to do, and for most people takes multiple steps.

Renew the pledge

“It’s decision time. I will quit smoking. No cigarettes, no tobacco. I won’t put anything in my mouth I can’t eat.”