I think it was Mark Twain who said that stopping smoking was the easiest thing he'd ever done. If he'd done it once he had done it a hundred times, he said.
Find someone who will compete with you in stopping smoking; check with that person each day to see if your competitor has broken the pledge; if not, the ball is back in your court to see that you don't smoke that day.
If ever there was a condition that required a day-to-day effort, it's stopping smoking. I was finally able to do it by eating hard candy when the urge hit to have a cigarette. It becomes much easier to
keep on track after about a month or two. After a year, you will never smoke again, but you might think one would be nice if you could handle it.
Read the Attorney General's Report for 1963 on what smoking does to the body. It's a killer; no doubt about it. That's what ultimately convinced me to go into competition to stop--that, and along with the idea that I would never let my sister beat me in competition.
Remember, the candy is easy to give up after you've stopped smoking.
That reminds me, does anyone want to go into competition to lose weight by giving up foods that have either sugar or bread in them?
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/30/2011 10:58:30 AM (GMT-6)