Regardless of whether you quit smoking using the cold turkey method, or with aids such as nicotine replacement therapy, support is absolutely critical if you want to increase your likelihood of success. [Read more…]
Many people are all too eager to tell you how THEY think you should quit smoking cigarettes. Be they other quitters and ex smokers who promote specific methods, or the abundant self proclaimed quit smoking guru’s selling their “expert,” advice.
Quitting smoking and healing from addiction is a long term process. One that takes many, many months. Even though the chemical dependency itself only takes several weeks to breakdown, the more advanced, neurological damage caused by addiction takes a lot longer to recover from. [Read more…]
I doubt there has ever been a smoker genuinely happy to have failed at quitting smoking. Most successful quitters have suffered a relapse in the past, and know very intimately, the feelings of hopelessness and defeat that come with relapse. [Read more…]
You will never smoke again. Accepting this is perhaps the most daunting aspect of quitting smoking and nicotine addiction recovery. The thought of never having another cigarette can be so overwhelming, that smokers will willingly go to the grave an addict and never again taste a life free from the disease addiction. [Read more…]
Most smokers and ex smokers have experienced feelings of being hopelessly powerless, against the strength of their nicotine addiction and cravings for cigarettes. Cravings are an incredibly powerful, physiological symptom of addiction and one that invokes a pattern of continual relapse. Cravings are ultimately why, over a hundred million lives were lost last century, to the tobacco epidemic. [Read more…]
In this first instalment of “the good quit, road to recovery” series of You Tube clips, I talk about the basic physiology of cravings and why cravings for cigarettes occur. A greater understanding of craving, why nicotine addicts crave in the first place and of what it is they actually suffer from, a physiological disease of the brain, can help empower smokers to quit. [Read more…]
One of the most important elements of a good quit smoking campaign, is the availability and effectiveness of your support network. [Read more…]
In this final installment to the “Quit Smoking Best Practices” series of clips, I talk about committing to the healing process and why I think it ultimately determines the outcome of any quit smoking campaign. [Read more…]
In this episode of the good quit, I touch on the importance of having a comprehensive quit smoking plan. [Read more…]
How sound is your understanding of nicotine addiction? If not, you may be at a huge disadvantage when it comes to quitting the smokes.
If you have ever attempted to quit smoking, there is a good chance you’re familiar with the notion of quitter’s remorse. You may recognize it as the occasional feeling of regret we have over making the decision to quit smoking and cause ourselves to suffer the healing process. [Read more…]