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Smoking addiction: why people choose to quit smoking

They say that there is no worse thing than going for a cigarette break and then realizing that you did not bring your pack of happiness with you. Ouch! But, luckily these breaks usually gather more than one person, so borrowing a cigarette will not be problem. Well, that is exactly the problem, cigarettes are generally cheap and easily available. This means that poisoning themselves with nicotine is something that will not strike home budget at all. What will be affected is the health of that person and unfortunately, health of people in the closest vicinity. Yes, that is a problem.


When people who smoke are asked one question regarding their smoking addiction - why people chose to quit smoking, they know all the answers! They know that the worst thing that can happen to them is cancer (usually of lungs or throat), they know that it will not attack immediately, it takes years, so they will quit in meantime (yeah, right!). Some justify their smoking with too much stress in life, but there are so many people who probably suffer from more stress and they are not smoking. No, they go to a gym, they work out, they eat healthy, laugh with friends, anything but endangering their lives and the lives of others. So, why can’t this be the case with all smokers?

Well, this is because smoking develops addiction, both physical and mental. Physical addiction can be defeated in the matter of weeks. It will not be easy, but it can happen. The problem begins with mental addiction. Ex smokers who did not use nicotine in decades still dream at night about how they smoke, and sometimes feel a strong urge for a cigarette, especially when stress comes along. The mentioned few weeks go for a cold turkey method, when a person simply stops smoking suddenly, without cutting down or using any other kind of help. This is the cheapest, but also probably the most brutal method for eliminating this nasty habit.


There are more and more countries that have done a lot in reducing the numbers of smokers. Furthermore, a person who wants to quit, will have many options available to choose from, things such as medications and therapy sessions. Therapy session just might sound a bit too much, but it is definitely needed especially because smokers endanger people around them too and that might leave some subconscious psychological mark.

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