It is definitely not easy to stop smoking and give up the habit quickly. Everyone will need time to adapt to eventually and gradually give up the addiction.
However, one of the major challenges to stop smoking is to come up with excuses and later justify those excuses. Some of the excuses have no base and are false reasons to smoke such as ‘to concentrate’, ‘to de-stress’, ‘to wake up’, ‘to freshen up’, ‘to relax’, and so on.
Regardless, the only way to overcome the excuses for smoking is to face the brutal facts and myths, and then tackle them one by one.
Here are some facts that you must accept and overcome:
1. Smoking does not de-stress you. In fact, it causes your body more stress by clogging up your respiratory system with chemicals and toxins.
2. Nicotine does not cause you to relax. The ‘relaxation’ effect comes from satisfying your addiction and withdrawal symptoms which you will not have if you are not addicted.
You can list down other facts and find out the truth to overcome your excuses.