Quitting smoking is hard. It’s one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever have to face in life. But after facing that challenge, you’ll be a stronger person for it.
A recent study from researchers at Trinity College along with the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society shows that former smokers have greater willpower than current smokers. The study compared functional MRI images from current smokers, non-smokers, and former smokers to determine the results.
The results imply that smoking cessation methods work. Cessation therapies and devices help to provide the brain with the cognitive skills to control the impulses and desires of smoking.
And once these skills are learned, they remain. This is great because if you’re able to successfully quit smoking, just think of the challenges you can overcome in the future.
Your willpower to quit smoking not only benefits your health, but also the way you live your life moving forward.
If you want to read more about the study, check it out at Science Daily
* image courtesy of Darcy McCarty