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    sharon.gates is offline Junior Member
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    Default Why is quitting so difficult?

    Is it not true that most smokers (trying to quit) find some excuse / reason to smoke?....and mainly it is the fear of failure or the expectation of having some miserable feelings that keeps them from quitting and makes them postpone the actual quit.

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    It is very true. The reason why this happens is because nicotine works like a drug. It makes your body feel dependent upon it, and the minuite you quit it makes your brain feel as if it needs more and your body cannot survive without it. I believe that drugs, gum, and patches do help a smoker quit, but the only way they can do so is through will power and want. Just like in sports and weight loss you have to want it. You have to want to be nicotine free and healthy. Sources- livinghealthyarticlestoday.com

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    Smoking has triggers like any addiction and once the triggers occur the urge to smoke can be overwhelming. These triggers can include driving, having a drink, eating a large meal, or a stressful event. If you can get past the triggers this is the best way to overcome the addiction. When I quit I would try to go as late in the day as possible without smoking. If I could not smoke until the evening, and then get by on only a cigarette or two, I could reduce my addiction and eventually quit. People have a lot of different strategies for quitting, its all about what works best for you. Good luck.

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    Because once one gets habituated, the person is not in his/her sense of thinking that its not good for their health, they still cling to it, even though they themselves know about its consequences. But at one point of time this dreadful habit gets them driven physically as well as emotionally. So there's no way out, unless and until extreme steps are taken for its prevention. Prevention is always BETTER than cure.

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    Yes quit smoking is very difficult for chain smokers because there is a drug in cigarretes nicotin.which makes a smoker dependent on cigarettes,so smokers not easily quit it but if the person really want to quit it then he will definately quit it.

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    Hey I know this is very hard to express for quit smoking.you can go for any Naturopathic Doctor they can help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon.gates View Post
    Is it not true that most smokers (trying to quit) find some excuse / reason to smoke?....and mainly it is the fear of failure or the expectation of having some miserable feelings that keeps them from quitting and makes them postpone the actual quit.
    Some do find an excuse not to quit smoking but for those willing to give up his vice can actually lessen the number of sticks they consume everyday. My friend used to have atleast 2 packs of cigarette but because of his willingness to change, he was able to reduce it to 5 sticks a day at the most. I guess the willingness of a person helps a lot to succeed on quitting it.

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    It is very difficult to quit smoking because smoker is mentally depended on smoking. He can't do anything without smoking. His brain is so much thirsty for nicotine .

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    Addiction is our worst enemy, we might think that we cannot live without certain thing like smoking, shall we say it is already part of our life which is a thing that make it difficult to quit smoking. But if we have a strong determination and personality, somehow we can cope up and find a way how to stop smoking.

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    The more you will carry Urge to smoke, the more you will get deep into it.

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    Quitting smoking is hard, but that suggestion probably isn't terribly exciting all on its own since most of our readers probably knew it already. Still, while we've talked about quitting smoking using nicotine replacement and medication, we haven't really touched the subject of all those people out there who just decide to give quitting smoking a try one day without those patches, gums, or pills.

    Since something in the vicinity of 95% of those who try their hand at quitting smoking relapse within one year, and most of these people try to quit unaided, I think this is an important topic to touch on. Fortunately, recent research conducted in the U.K. tried to assess the personality and cognitive aspects that end up predicting who will succeed, or fail, in their quit attempt.

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    Most regular smokers will agree that a cigarette after a meal is one of life's simple pleasures. Same with the wake-up smoke, the work-break smoke, the stress smoke and the morning coffee smoke. While smokers will list a variety of reasons why they continue to smoke despite the fact that half of them will die younger because of it, the real truth can largely be boiled down to one fact -- they're addicted to nicotine. Most people know the word, but many may not actually know what it is. Here's the skinny: Nicotine is a naturally occurring colorless liquid in tobacco that turns brown when burned.

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    Quitting smoking is little bit difficult but it's not impossible. Addiction of anything is not good and here it is. Please contact your family doctor he will better guide you.

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    Nicotine is an addictive drug and mostly appears as an ingredient in cigarettes. It speed up the activities of brain and the level of hormones, which makes us more energetic and more conscious but that's not permanent so you need to smoke continuously for such energy and consciousness. This continuity makes you addictive with smoking and you find yourself down without smoking.

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    We say it is already aspect of our life which is a thing that make it challenging to give up smoking. But if we have a powerful dedication and character, somehow we can deal up and find a way how to give up smoking.

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    I personally think that there is not which a man can't do. If you can adopt something in You habits and You can must quit it.

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