Do you think you are addicted to nicotine? And if you weren’t addicted, do you think it would be easier to quit?
So let’s define addiction first. The type of addiction I want to talk about right now is physical addiction.
First of all, who tells us that cigarettes are addictive? I have an idea … the media, the government and the tobacco industry. And have these industry bodies lied to you before?
They are very sure that cigarettes are addictive, but I must share it with you: thousands of people quit smoking every day, and none of them experience any kind of physical withdrawal symptoms that you would see in a normally addictive chemical like cocaine or heroin.
Remember, I mean physical addiction. That is, the physical malfunction that a human body undergoes when it is deprived of a substance on which it has become dependent.
Nobody goes wrong when they quit smoking cigarettes.
In fact, think about it, how long can you go without a cigarette? Do you sleep at night? How many hours? Do you smoke while you sleep?
Have you ever witnessed someone who is in withdrawal and addicted to heroin or methamphetamine? It’s not a pretty sight. People who are really addicted to a chemical like heroin or methamphetamine cannot sleep through the night, they have to get up and have a drink, only to go back to sleep. Nobody does that with cigarettes. Doesn’t it make you wonder how addictive cigarettes really are?
You see, even just looking at your own life has shown that cigarettes don’t have the same biologically addictive characteristics as truly addictive drugs. Now, I don’t like conspiracy theories or anything, but think about it, who benefits the most if we think that cigarettes are addictive?
Sure, you may suffer from headaches and bad moods, but aren’t they just irritations? Irritation and malfunction are not the same. Irritations only cause discomfort … which is not a word used to describe addictive withdrawal from any other truly addictive drug.
You have probably Vape heard of people who got lung cancer from breathing secondhand smoke. Now nicotine and all chemicals are strong enough to kill you, but not strong enough to get you addicted. For years, people inhaled all that nicotine, but it didn’t make them want to smoke. So if it’s not a physical addiction, what is it?
It is a habit. Now it may sound a bit trite to say that it’s just a habit, but it’s probably one of the most powerful habits out there.
When you wake up in the morning and have that first cigarette you are reinforcing the habit of smoking. Then 20 times during the day you are reinforcing the habit of smoking. Every time you bring your hand to your mouth, say about 10 times with each cigarette, that is, about 200 times a day, you are reinforcing the habit.
What else do you do 200 times a day?
Nothing except breathing. So it is a very powerfully conditioned habit.
The only way to quit smoking is to simply quit. And since it’s just a habit, you can easily break it.
Once you decide you want to quit and quit smoking once and for all, the powerful combination of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis makes the quitting process easy. It works like this.
We have two parts of the mind; the conscious and the subconscious.
The conscious part of the mind thinks it is in control of everything. However, if it did, we would probably all be dead because we would have forgotten to keep our lungs working, our hearts beating, and our cells dividing.
A habit begins in the conscious part of the mind and is very much like everything you do for the first time; you have to “think” about it. Then you do it a few more times and before you know it, it becomes automatic and it is at this point that it has passed from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind, the place that is the center of you, your control panel, yes. want. .
Now the main directive of the subconscious mind is to protect yourself, and usually people start smoking to avoid a negative feeling. So because your subconscious mind wants to protect you, it has kept you from using cigarettes because you think that cigarettes are the protector from negative feelings.