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How would you deal with
the following situations?
Does it sometimes look like a lot of our members seem to be
having a bad day?
The Real Cigarette Induced "Roller Coaster" Ride
Anger - new reactions
to anger as an ex-smoker (Explains one of the reason for over the
nearly did have a nicotine gum…”
This was referred to you by a manager back on August 28:
Keeping Cigarettes / Nicotine in any form
Do not carry cigarettes.
or Carrying Cigarettes, Dip or Chew - Get rid of all
nicotine delivery vehicles, including replacement nicotine products.
Keeping a stash of nicotine makes as much sense as someone on suicide watch
keeping a loaded gun handy just to prove they can. Why toy with failure or play
mind-games with your ongoing healing and freedom? Build in some delay for those
less than three minute crave episodes. Fully commit to going the distance and
seeing what it is like to awaken to new expectations of a nicotine-free life.
going to have to carry
cigarettes with me at all times
for me to quit
hear this comment almost every time I start a new clinic. The smoker truly
believes that if he does not have cigarettes with him, he will not succeed in
quitting. His reasoning for carrying cigarettes is that he has to show himself
that he is stronger than the cigarettes, or that if he is faced with some
traumatic stress he will need a cigarette to survive through the situation.
Both of these beliefs carry serious implications, which almost guarantee
failure at permanent cessation from cigarettes.
first hypothesis-that the smoker must show he is stronger than the
cigarette-assumes that the smoker believes he is stronger than his cigarettes.
This is the gravest mistake the smoker can make. He is not stronger than his
addiction. The day he admits this fact will be the day he has a fighting chance
at quitting, the day he forgets it will be the day he again is caught in the
grip of addiction.
he were stronger, he would have been smoking one or two cigarettes a day
whenever he wanted. But by the time he enrolled in our clinic he was probably
smoking twenty to thirty times that amount. If he were stronger than
cigarettes, he would never have showed his face in a smoking clinic. He would
have just stopped. But at the time he joined, he recognized he was not in
control. He was probably out of control for many years. And as with any other
addictive drug, he would never be in control again. Once he forgets that
cigarettes controlled him, he will probably smoke his first cigarette. That
will be a tragic day when he relapses into his past addiction and he may never
be able to muster the strength necessary to break free from cigarettes again.
second idea-that cigarettes are essential to overcome life's traumas-will
almost certainly result in smoking within days of trying to stop. No matter how
thorough the smoker is at planning a tranquil period when stress is at a
minimum, stress will occur. With cigarettes present, one is sure to be taken.
Even if he overcomes that one situation, the idea that cigarettes are capable
of making life bearable is a false and dangerous belief.
smoker feels he needs cigarettes to function properly in our world. Then he
takes it one step further, he begins to believe that he will not only be less
effective at functioning, he will be totally incapable of surviving. He is
giving up the substance that makes life possible. With this belief present, he
has about as good a chance of giving up smoking as he has of giving up
breathing or eating. If cigarettes are essential to maintain life, quitting is
a futile effort. But this is just not true. Everything a smoker can do with
cigarettes he can do without them, but he will not learn this or believe it
until he successfully quits and starts dealing with life without smoking.
ever forget how cigarettes once controlled your behaviors and beliefs. When you
quit smoking you admitted cigarettes controlled you. You were literally afraid
that one puff could put you back. That was not an irrational fear. One puff
today will lead to the same tragic results as it would have the day you quit.
Cigarettes were stronger than you before, and, if given the chance, will be
stronger than you again. If you want to show you are now in control, do it by
admitting you can function without having cigarettes as a worthless and
dangerous crutch. To permanently stay free from cigarettes, all that needs to
be done is to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!
concept here of carrying cigarettes applies to keeping NRT products around too.
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