Welcome to WhyQuit, a totally free nicotine dependency recovery forum that declines donations and is staffed by volunteer cessation educators. We hate to be the bearer of bad news but it's time someone leveled with you. If the only tactic you employ this year is to make a New Year's resolution to quit smoking, then your 2017 resolution's odds of success are about 1 in 17. Yes, 93.8% odds of failure.
Most smokers have little difficulty seeing alcoholism as a mental illness. What's hard to accept is that chemical dependency upon smoking nicotine is a mental illness too. Despite being accompanied by alertness instead of intoxication, numbness, euphoria or a racing sensation, the wanting you'll feel for that next fix flows from the same brain dopamine pathways as the wanting felt by the alcoholic, heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine addict. Accepting who we are can be the most liberating moment of our lives.
The common thread in all of the below quitter messages is that knowledge became power, that we can easily and quickly become more dependency recovery savvy than our addiction is strong. No greater willpower than yours, they each once stood exactly where you stand now, with their next puff of toxins, that included up to 81 cancer causing chemicals, damaging and destroying additional cells, tissues and neurons. The most critical lesson they share is:
Why? Because they appreciate that failure to master the Law of Addiction is the primary reason why half of adult smokers already know the cause of death that'll be printed on their death certificates (smoking/smoker), certificates scheduled to be issued an average of 13.2 or 14.5 years early (U.S. CDC male and female smoking mortality rates).
We invite you to explore and bookmark WhyQuit, home to the largest collection of totally free stop smoking videos, articles, and ebooks. Discover how to minimize or even eliminate many common withdrawal symptoms. Allow understanding to lessen or destroy needless anxiety generating fears. Contrary to the message likely now playing inside your chemically enslaved mind, everything done while under nicotine's influence can be done as well or better without it.
Think about it. Why fear a temporary journey of re-adustment? Why fear coming home to a day where you'll go the entire day without once wanting to smoke, dip, vape or chew nicotine? Your blood and body can become 100% nicotine-free and you can move beyond peak withdrawal within 72 hours of ending all use. What sense does it make to fear healing? Embrace recovery don't fear it! Strive to accept that temporarily feeling discombobulated is undeniable evidence of healing and good not bad. Baby steps, just the next few minutes, yes you can!
WARNING: WhyQuit is a serious and intensely focused nicotine cessation forum. Its mission is to help all who arrive arrest nicotine's grip upon their body and mind. Please understand that this forum does not exist to make any nicotine addict feel good about obedience to their brain's next nicotine delivery command. It exists to help them say, "no!"
Although the trail of words through WhyQuit, Joel's Library, Freedom and Turkeyville now number in the millions, they all boil down to one guiding principle that if adhered to guarantees success to all ... no nicotine just one hour, challenge and day at a time, to Never Take Another Puff, Dip, Vape or Chew!