STEP BY STEP SIX, THROW, CLEAN AND FIX

by Dr GeV, international medical doctor and tobacco cessation expert

STEP 6 OF TOP 10 FAST QUITTING PLAN

(6.1), (6.2), (6.3)

 The new, free of nicotine addiction life of the quitter starts with the first step of the TOP 10 FAST QUITTING PLAN and it has to be directed and strengthened properly, step by step in order to be sure of and enjoy a life lasting success .

Step 6 of TOP 10 FAST QUITTING PLAN is about removing whatever could delay successful tobacco & nicotine cessation . First of all it has to be removed the temptation to smoke that exists around the ex-smoker – the ex-smoker is, of course, that nice and extraordinary person that’s willing and ready to quit tobacco and nicotine for his or her life, for good, thus becoming a real t&n quitter. Who should want to remove that temptation and who should remove it ?

Dear quitter, YOU are the answer to both questions . That’s because YOU want to be tobacco and nicotine addiction free, YOU want to clean that dirt from your life, YOU want to be successful and YOU want it as quickly as possible. Therefore YOU want to escape that temptation and YOU do not want it and do not need it anymore. Besides YOU know better what makes YOU smoke and what should be removed first of all.

As already explained, quitting is more than stopping to smoke.

The 6th step of the TOP 10 FAST QUITTING PLAN includes removing the temptation by (6.1) removing objects like cigarettes, packs of cigs, ashtrays, buts, etc.  from quitter’s sight. Visual contact with cigarettes and smoking related objects is a reminder of the “duty” to smoke. Removing all those objects from quitter’s surroundings makes quitting easier and faster. Obviously, what you do not see, is less present that something you see all the time, everywhere.

Other people smoking and the places where smoking is permitted must be avoided.

That’s not only because they are (6.2) big sources of temptation, but also because they make you smoke indirectly the others’ cigarettes, even if you do not light your own, thus cancelling all your efforts to give up the stinking habit – there is no quitting t&n while smoking – and obliging you to go back to step one. Let’s do not forget that smoking is a social habit that was first seen at other smokers, before being imitated and transformed into personal addiction.

Step 6 is also about (6.3) removing the effects of using tobacco and nicotine from quitters’ environment – removing smells, stains, etc. and doing a complete cleaning up.

clean tobacco

 

Dear quitter, you start with what’s faster and at hand, scheduling for the next days, weeks etc. whatever needs helpers and more time to be completed. Such general cleaning includes the housethe carthe working place and cannot omit ALL the things you use. The more new things in your new, real quitter life,  things that you did not have/use while still being a smoker, the better. The old smoke of the old cigarettes has penetrated everything – literally EVERYTHING – around the old you – all old gadgets, included – and that smoke can be a trigger for unwanted cravings as well as a temptation reminding the old, stinking habit. 

The smell and the pervasive presence of the old cigarette smoke all around the new quitter is also the sign that quitting at its 6-th step is a process in the making that needs to be attentively and completely worked to life lasting success.                                        to be continued

 

INVITATION

 

 

 

QUITTER REFUSES CIGARETTESIN THE MONTH OF MAY, WHAT DO QUITTERS SAY

Every day of May is a perfect day to quit smoking tobacco & nicotine. The last day of May is even more.

On the 31st of May it is celebrated – since 1988 – the WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: -when never-smokers ask why do so many people still smoke and never get a clarifying, acceptable answer; -when most smokers ask to be left alone and usually they really are; -when ex-smokers transformed into successful quitters feel proud to share their quitting experience and they are inspiring examples of winners in the every day life; -when some well-inspired smokers decide to quit and few put a real end to their tobacco & nicotine addiction. Therefore the whole month of May is excellent for sharing thoughts, ideas, experience about and around quitting tobacco & nicotine. Everyone concerned about this subject is VERY WELCOME to tell, to ask, to answer.

write about quitting the addiction to tobacco & nicotineThis invitation is actually permanent and not limitted to the month of May.  There are many quitters-in-the-making who aim to be successful (this time) and never return to cigarettes. Maybe your words, your ideas – and only yours – can help them find sooner and easier what they are looking for.

Don’t be shy! The reply & comment aria is yours.

STEP BY STEP FIVE, FAST QUITTERS LIST & THRIVE

TAKE IT PERSONAL, MAKE IT PERSONAL!

3 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FAST QUITTING LIST


Quitting fast the addiction to nicotine and tobacco is the type of decision, attitude, mood, and the kind of acting and reacting to everything that needs very good motivation in order to be successful for ever.



The best way to organize, keep at hand, complete and refresh fast quitters’ motivation is TO LIST all the best personal reasons to fast stop tobacco and nicotine.

STEP BY STEP 5, LIST,QUIT & THRIVE


The best way to make the fast quitting LIST useful is to read it at least once a day, every day and to add it with more and more personal quitting reasons.


1.”One, two quitting reasons are enough?”


Quitters who really want to thrive, to be successful and not restart smoking after a shorter or a longer period of time, never limit their fast quitting LIST to few motives to stop smoking for ever.


2.”How many quitting reasons should be in a LIST of a successful quitter?”


The more, the better!


The length of the fast quitting LIST reflects the knowledge of the quitter about the implications at many different levels, from different perspectives of the use of tobacco and nicotine. The more reasons the quitter has to give up smoking, the stronger his/her motivation to be successful and to not permit any longer to the nicotine addiction to manipulate and control all quitter’s decisions. Each reason of the fast quitting LIST, as well as the LIST itself is a powerful reminder and help to use against the multiple events that may cause restarting the old habit. Forgetfulness – caused by the addiction – cravings and all the outer, social temptations meant to prevent quitting can be easily neutralized having a look into the personal fast quitting LIST and choosing the most appropriate reason(s) to stay strong and win. This LIST and its reasons can and have to be used not only in the beginning of the quitting process, but also months or years, even decades after a successful quitting, in order to prevent relapses.

COUNT THE PERSONAL REASONS TO QUIT t&n


The number of reasons of the LIST is directly proportional to the speed the quitter gets steady results. 20 personal reasons to quit will help to beat the addiction faster than 10 personal reasons. A long LIST of personal reasons shows more awareness, more commitment and proves a stronger will if compared with a short one.


3.”Why personal reasons and not just reasons?”


When you are a quitter and, as a quitter you state that you stop smoking for medical reasons, that’s very general and it’s not as efficient and as impacting as it is when you elaborate and present your quitting reasons, making yourself the subject of a first person, convincing, complex assertion – included in your LIST : “I quit nicotine and tobacco because my health is more important than smoking. I quit because I am aware that all human beings – including me – have weaker parts (here it’s useful to prove yourself that you know precisely what are yours) that can be made even weaker by daily, voluntary intoxication and I do not want to harm myself anymore. I quit because I prefer a life without the pain, suffering and disabilities caused by the consequences of the tobacco & nicotine addiction.”


Another example : Saying – and including in your LIST – that you quit smoking because you do not want to burn money anymore is too little.

SMOKERS BURN THE MONEY OF THE WORLD


But if you mention the exact amount of YOUR own money – plus their currency – YOU have burnt in the last year/few years/decade(s), what kind of extremely bad business you’ve done and what other profitable things YOU could have done with all that burnt money, you get a really useful article in your personal, fast quitting LIST. Such personalized articles of the quitting LIST can not so easily be ignored and even if you read them several times, you can still find aspects to make you attentive and thoughtful about the powerful manipulation of nicotine upon smokers, about your urgent need to stop it for ever and about the huge benefits of that wise choice.

LIST OF PERSONAL REASONS TO QUIT FAST TOBACCO & NICOTINE


The addiction to nicotine – like all other addictions – tends to make things to look impersonal and builds the nicotine/drug shields around the addicts in such a way that smokers do not see and do not realize what’s obvious for the nonsmokers. The addicts consider themselves above risks, above logics and above responsibilities in the aria of their addiction and very often far beyond, in many other arias of their lives, quite because of their addiction.


Fast, successful quitting is about fast taking and making everything – the LIST, the risks and the responsibilities included – as personal as possible and as they really are.