If you are a smoker who has tried to stop and couldn’t, you know how hard it is to just quit. If you are not a smoker but have loved ones who do, believe me, it IS hard to simply quit smoking. This article is addressed to the IGET Hot Flavours. In it, I am going to explain why it is hard to quit smoking and tell you about an easy way to remove cigarettes from your life without trying to quit.
Think back to the time before you started smoking. Whoops, that’s a long, long time ago, isn’t it? If you are like most smokers who are trying to quit cigarettes, you have smoked for over 20 years and you started before the age of 18. Some people even start much earlier! You probably can’t remember a time when you didn’t smoke because of many years and over 100,000 cigarettes. Yes! The average cigarette smoker uses one pack of 20 cigarettes per day. That is 600 cigarettes per month and 7,200 cigarettes per year. So after 20 years, it’s, around 144,000 cigarettes! Now that’s a lot of smokes. Of course, if you’ve smoked longer than 20 years, it’s even more.
So it’s easy to see why the smoker simply can’t remember a time when they didn’t smoke. Of course, another big reason the smoker doesn’t remember is the seriously unpleasant nature of the learning to smoke process. You see, learning to smoke was the hardest and most miserable task you undertook in your young life! Smoking was something that you had to learn to do. You didn’t simply pick up a cigarette and start smoking. It took a while with persistence and enduing great misery to learn to smoke.
You were learning to suppress your body’s normal protective reactions to hot, polluted smoke entering your delicate lungs. Lungs designed for clean air only! You were learning to control your body with your mind! Cigarette smoke is hot, caustic, chemical pollution. If it gets in your eyes, it makes them burn and water. It can make your skin itch in really sensitive people. If you inhale the hot smoke, it makes you cough, gag and gasp for breath. This is the body’s way of telling you smoking a cigarette isn’t really a good thing to do.
This reaction is what happens to the smoker to be with the first series of cigarettes. But the person really, really wants to smoke so they persist. Over and over, they subject themselves to the harsh cigarette smoke. As they do so, something begins to happen. The coughing and gasping begin to fade away until finally, they can smoke an entire cigarette without the body’s defense mechanism kicking in. How is this possible?