Did you know that 1,000 to 1,500 people die each day from a smoking related illness? Well it is true – people who smoke will eventually die – not from old age but from an illness that may have been prevented. Sadly, thousands of people are trying to quit but fail – they sincerely want to give up smoking but they are addicted to nicotine and the withdrawals can be very uncomfortable.
When you begin to think about the advantages of quitting smoking and remind yourself day after day you will eventually build up the courage to try to quit. Thinking about the positives rather than the negatives can help motivate you in quitting.
Think of taking back control of your life, the extra time you will have, the money you will save, the health benefits, being a good role model, and making a positive change in your life. There are many reasons (advantages) to quitting smoking.
If you have tried to quit before and failed don’t give up. Use each experience as a time to learn and determine what is keeping you in this nasty habit. If it is stress then buy a book on how to manage stress and quit again. If you are concerned about weight gain, do the same thing, buy a book on eating right and learn to manage your weight in a healthy way. Whatever the reason that you are unable to quit you can find a solution. So many people stop trying because they simply don’t get it, they don’t understand how badly they are hurting their bodies. Others, consider smoking to be pleasurable and giving up something pleasurable can be very difficult. You have to learn why it should not be that way and look at it in a different light. Smoking is a nasty habit and should not be considered pleasurable – because it isn’t. Each cigarette you smoke is poisoning your body.