About the idea of quitting tobacco and nicotine once and forever
If you, dear smoker wonder what’s the best moment to quit smoking, to quit tobacco and nicotine – or any other addictive drug or harmful habit – well, that moment coincides with the very first moment of detecting the thought/idea of quitting in your mind.
As far as the smoker thinks to quit, that is the best moment for action. No matter if the smoker was asked to quit by others, or he came to the conclusion of a necessary change of his every day smell – and look – no matter if he was inspired by a smoker’s friend heart attack or by the newly detected lung cancer of his long-time-coughing job mate, the idea of quitting tobacco and nicotine and becoming free of the addiction for ever is an excellent idea. Such an excellent idea needs to be put into practice as soon as it arises, without any delay.
Some times the smoker has not the slightest clue where did the idea to quit smoking come from. Was it a lecture, some friends, this site or many others ? Or maybe he just got up in the morning with it…[Some could say that maybe it’s the smoker’s Guardian Angel who tries by all means to remind the –still- smoker that he, the smoker has a mission to accomplish on Earth, he was born to do something more with his life and smoking will not let him time to fulfill that mission. Some others might say that ideas appear always with a reason. Even if you do not know exactly how and why does it happen, it is always your responsibility to identify the excellent ideas, to follow them and to act properly to make them work for you and become reality ].
While doing that, while quitting smoking and not allowing tobacco and nicotine to be in charge of your life anymore, that excellent idea can be easily tested for its… excellency.
It is always possible to test the value of an idea balancing the advantages and disadvantages it can bring when the idea is put into practice. In order to have a reliable evaluation it is useful to complete with as many details as possible the info you might have about smoking.
It is well known and largely admitted that 90% of the smokers do not know the precise effects of smoking. Moreover, they don’t know and they ignore that they do not know. If they are asked, they say they know, but if they have to detail, explain or give examples, they are not able to. That is why the simple fact of getting extensively informed about smoking is able to make the smoker, quitter or not yet, to suddenly quit and not want to see, smell or hear about tobacco or about permitting to be lied and manipulated by nicotine. Pertinent and complete INFORMATION is sufficient, in 8 of 10 cases to motivate the smokers to quit and never come back to their habit.
Nevertheless there are two major obstacles that prevent the information about the disastrous effects of smoking to reach those who mostly need it. Even if the info is public and lots of programs – involving lots of money – try to spread it all over the WORLDS ( both material world and virtual one ) if the information is not correctly and completely understood – because of lack of specific, previous health education, for instance – or if the information is rejected (by the nicotine shield that insulates the smoker from nature, from common sense, from reasonable decisions and behavior, for example) it simply means that there is still very much to do in this field.
Returning to the evaluation of the excellent idea of quitting tobacco and nicotine and hoping that somehow the evaluation will be able to cleave at least, if not break shields of nicotine and walls of ignorance, let’s see some of the advantages of quitting once and forever:
it increases self esteem;
it proves the smoker himself and the whole world that he is able to start, lead and successfully finish his QUIT SMOKING project;
it gives back freedom to the ex-smoker who escapes the every-moment-control of the very powerful and addictive nicotine;
it allows healing and natural regeneration to restart as soon as the aggression of tobacco and nicotine is stopped;
it reverses intoxication
it keeps away an impressive amount of supplementary HEALTH problems;
it slows down the accelerated process of ageing that affects all smokers
it opens ways towards the non smoking people and the non smoking world;
it saves money;
it recuperates breath and an ashes free look of the skin, teeth and hair;
it stops blames, reproaches and avoidance of the non smokers;
it suspends the free, everyday smoking publicity made in favor of tobacco and nicotine by the smoker himself;
Let’s see now some disadvantages of quitting tobacco and nicotine forever:
– nervousness, anxiety during the first quitting days (besides the quit smoking motivation list and the extensive information about this addiction, besides the replacement/compensation behavior and activities, besides the competent quit smoking advice, available in so many ways and places, there exists specific and efficient medication that can prevent from the beginning any unpleasant quitting related reaction, as well as any other health troubles, depression included.)
– normal hunger and thirst that might seem exaggerated in comparison with the smoker’s nicotine-inhibited hunger and thirst;
-gain weight that can be easily prevented taking into account that water has no calories and before eating will always reduce the food intake and considering that the applied nutritional basic education breaks on the spot the myth of gaining weight after quitting.
-smoking cravings that can be postponed – sine die – by the quitter and substituted in a large variety of ways (with sips of pure water, goodie treats, fresh fruit, sports, games, new, interesting, indoor and outdoor activities, walks in the open, etc.
All the so called disadvantages can be prevented without much – or with reasonable – effort from becoming problems for the quitter.
As advantages of quitting prevail, not only in number, but also in quality and life impact, as the idea of quitting tobacco and nicotine once and forever proves to be a really excellent idea, all you have to do is to follow it and transform it into an every day and every moment smoking free reality.
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