Here's something to think about
, as obvious as it is, that may help with the motivation to quit.
Society's attitude toward smoking has changed dramatically in the past half-century. When I was a kid growing up in the 1950s smoking was highly acceptable, common, and was generally something that was not looked down upon.
Advertising for smoking at that time, and even in later years, was very positive, even claiming "healthful benefits" from smoking. (… Three out of four doctors recommend Lucky Strike cigarettes…).
In the Hollywood films of that era actors would light up all the time and blow smoke across the screen as if there was nothing to it. And audiences were okay with that. (How may time does Humphrey Bogart light up in Casablanca?).
More examples of puffing in typical Hollywood films from that era:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSyWbAX1S3s
Of course people were aware back then, if they were honest with themselves at all, that smoking really did carry serious health risks, but still the cultural perception at the time was one of acceptance.
Not so now. Today the word is out about
smoking, and no one is thinking it's an okay thing to do, like 50-60 years ago.
Use that to your advantage. When you drop this smoking thing, you can congratulate yourself on getting back into what is now the social norm, the thing to do, unlike decades ago. Nowadays quitting is the right thing to do, both for yourself and for your loved ones.
Also, the good people of the world will be pulling for you to quit, since it's the socially positive thing to do now, and you can imagine them all rising in unison and applauding happily, when you put that last cigarette down.