I was becoming a chain smoker i.e nowadays I was smoking around 20-25 sticks a day. I could feel the discomfort like a constant wheezing during breathing, cough, shivering of hands, lethargy etc etc. Then I realized that it is enough and I need to take control of my life back from nicotine. I happen to stumble upon Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking. Read the reviews and was impressed. Ordered the book through Flipkart and yet again it delivered the book right on time.
The day I finished the book, amazingly I stopped smoking. There are very simple things to understand in the process to stop smoking. I will enumerate in point form to save your time. Later you must try and read the book.
1. Why do we smoke- This is because we are addicted. We need to accept the truth that smokers are nothing but drug addicts. We smoke cigarette after cigarette because every time we smoke, the nicotine level goes up and it helps in calming the nerves but after half an hour or so it comes down and asks for another one. This is Nicotine Withdrawal symptom which keeps us smoking. We need to understand this.
2. Is it enjoyable - Is smoking fun? Or the first stick in the morning and one after meals, the best. An honest answer is that it is an ILLUSION. Does a non - smoker require the poison after meals to enjoy it? Think about it. We only loose our health and money due to its illusion.
3. Companion - Whenever a smoker is bored or stressed or speaking on phone or happy or sad or concentrating, the smoker smokes. Why? The truth is smoking doesn't help alleviate the situation neither it will not make you more happy nor less sad, less stressful, increase confidence or concentration. It is all nothing but an ILLUSION. Non smokers handle the same issues also without smoking. Infact, the situations will always remain same. Smoking does not change anything except engage us in the deadly chain of smoking one stick after another.
There is nothing in the world which compares to having a good health. Smoking is snatching that from us. As a human being, we don't like to be controlled by our wife,parents, husband, boss, govt. Then why are we being controlled by this deadly stick. We never use to smoke when we were young. Then why now.
There are a lot of issues to write about explaining and understanding the deadly trap of smoking. For now, I will stop here. In case of any questions, feel free to ask. I will be happy to help.
A final thing - smoke a cigarette and inhale the smoke deep in your lungs and answer yourself honestly - IS IT WORTH ??