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What are some other excuses to smoke? Excuses to smoke JUNKIE THINKING: “One Puff won’t hurt” RESPONSE: “One puff will always hurt me, and it always will because I’m not a social smoker. One puff and I’ll be smoking compulsively again.” JUNKIE THINKING: “I only want one.” RESPONSE: “I have never wanted only one. In fact, I want 20-30 a day every day. I want them all.” JUNKIE THINKING: “I’ll just be a social smoker.” RESPONSE: “I’m a chronic, compulsive smoker, and once I smoke one I’ll quickly be thinking about the next one. Social smokers can take it or leave it. That’s not me
Nicodemon's Lies? by John R. Polito Nicotine Cessation Educator https://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_NicodemonsLies.html Why a question mark behind "Nicodemon's Lies"? Because there is no Nicodemon. Because there are zero monsters or demons within us. It's just another lie, our lie, as dependency ignorance tried to make sense of continued smoking. As teenagers, what most of us thought would be a brief rebellious experiment was quickly transformed into a powerful lifelong chemical addiction as regular nicotine feedings soon became mandatory. Research confirms that
From time to time I completely forget that I ever smoked. Other times - a little trigger kicks off somewhere and I think...hmmm "I would enjoy a cigarette right now". Often this feeling comes over me at work. Early in my quit - I would fight these craves by going for a walk - and now walking has become a bit of a habit - it clears my head, gets my heart beating. Now, if I ever get a tiny trigger at work - I go for a walk and specifically I go past the smoking area... Mmmmmmm......do you know - I am not sure I would enjoy a cigarette now - or ever.