One of the biggest reasons smokers return to smoking shortly after quitting is because they feel like they’re sacrificing something. If you’re trying to quit and you get it into your head that quitting is a sacrifice, the whole ordeal will feel like a punishment.
These feelings will never allow you to quit smoking permanently and you must understand that this type of thinking is wrong. It’s the addiction of tobacco that puts these thoughts in your mind. Once you allow yourself to recognize the grip that cigarette addiction has on your thoughts, the sooner you’ll be able to quit for good.
It’s a real sacrifice to continue to smoke.
You sacrifice relationships.
You sacrifice job opportunities.
You sacrifice athleticism.
You sacrifice money and time.
You risk your health and the health of those around you.
Become dedicated to quitting and relieve yourself of the punishment smoking brings on your life.
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