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Smoking: Why Is It So Hard to Quit?

It is common knowledge that quitting smoking is hard—but it isn’t necessarily common knowledge that it doesn’t have to be.

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Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

Quitting smoking is hard if you go about it the hard way. Trying to quit smoking cold turkey? That’s the hard way. Using nicotine patches to give up cigarettes? That’s the hard way, too.

The reason it is so hard to quit is because many smokers—and medical practitioners alike—view smoking as a physical addiction. Therefore, smokers believe that if they just get nicotine out of their systems, their bodies won’t crave it anymore. But smoking is not a physical addiction—it is actually a psychosocial habit. And addressing the psychosocial issues underlying your smoking habit will actually make quitting a much easier endeavor.

What are your Triggers

Take a moment to think about why you smoke and when you smoke. Is it because of stress? Because you want to socialize? Because you want to look cool? Your smoking habit stems from a need to fulfill a psychosocial need. You learn to associate the act of smoking with a specific emotion or social situation and then smoking becomes an unconscious habit. And this is why it is hard to quit: because, although you aren’t always aware of it, smoking fulfills your emotional and social needs.

So how can quitting smoking be made easy for you?

By identifying and resolving the psychosocial issues underlying your habit. One excellent way to do this is to engage in quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis will help you identify the reasons you smoke and then give you the ability to create new thoughts and beliefs vis-à-vis cigarettes so that you no longer you need them—consciously or unconsciously. Our thoughts create our reality, and so what we think controls what we do. Instead of thinking, for instance, ‘cigarettes make me feel more social’ you will think ‘cigarettes can kill me—and I don’t need them.’ If you use the quit smoking hypnosis services provided by lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com, you can give up your smoking habit in as little as 60 minutes—something that you could never do by trying to quit any other way.

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Customer Testimonials

Hi Maureen, You worked your wonders on me on the 16th of January 2013 for smoking and guess what? I haven’t had a smoke or even felt like one! It is truly amazing after smoking for over 30 years I am no longer a slave to the smokes. I feel better (although I was a bit grumpy for a week or so) but that has passed, I can breathe better and my cough has gone. But food tastes so much better so I am trying to watch what I eat. I do get a craving every now and then and it goes as quick as it come…
Giovanni (John) Castellana

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