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Sep 13 11 8:25 PM
Sep 13 11 9:34 PM
"My cigarette, my
"No thank you, I
can't have a cigarette"
For people wondering if
quitting is really worth the effort...
I believe you should be
able to edit the title of the original post if you have edit show up as an
option. If not, email [email protected]
and tell them the new title you want and they should be able to do it for you.
Sep 14 11 4:38 AM
Doc Quit date 14th October 2008
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Sep 15 11 9:14 AM
very best "brain washing" to have monitoring and disputing my addict
This comment made me think of this addendum in the string The
Palmolive Bottle Demonstration:
you watch a person smoking, think of the Palmolive bottle demonstration you saw
the first day of the Stop Smoking Clinic. Visualize all of the smoke that goes
into the bottle that doesn't come out. Also, remember that the smoker is not
only going to smoke that one cigarette. He will probably smoke another within a
half-hour. Then another after that. In fact, he will probably smoke 20, 40, 60
or even more cigarettes by the end of the day. And tomorrow will be the same.
After looking at cigarettes like this, you don't want to smoke a cigarette, do
always suggest that clinic participants follow this simple visualization
exercise to help them overcome the urge for a cigarette. When I suggested it to
one participant who was off for three days she replied, "I see, you want
me to brainwash myself so that I don't want a cigarette."
I don't consider this technique of visualizing smoking brainwashing. It is not
like the ex-smoker is being asked to view smoking in an artificially horrible,
nightmarish manner. To the contrary, I am only asking the ex-smoker to view
cigarette smoking in its true light.
Palmolive bottle demonstration accurately portrays the actual amount of smoke
that goes in as compared to the small amount that you see the smoker blow out.
Most smokers believe they exhale the majority of smoke they inhale into their
lungs. But, as you saw by the demonstrations, most of the smoke remains in the
lungs. When you visualize all the smoke that remains, it does not paint a
pretty picture of what is happening in the smoker. Maybe not a pretty picture,
but an accurate one.
an ex-smoker watches a person smoke a cigarette, he often fantasizes about how
much the smoker is enjoying it--how good it must taste and make him feel. It is
true he may be enjoying that particular cigarette, but the odds are he is not.
smokers enjoy a very small percentage of the cigarettes they smoke. In fact,
they are really unaware of most of the cigarettes they smoke. Some are smoked
out of simple habit, but most are smoked in order to alleviate withdrawal
symptoms experienced by all smokers whose nicotine levels have fallen below
minimal requirements. The cigarette may taste horrible, but the smoker has to
smoke it. And because the majority of smokers are such addicts, they must smoke
many such cigarettes every single day in order to maintain a constant blood
fantasize about cigarettes. Always keep a clear, objective perspective of what
it would once again be like to be an addicted smoker. There is no doubt at all
that if you relapse to smoking you will be under the control of a very powerful
addiction. You will be spending hundreds of dollars a year for thousands of
cigarettes. You will smell like cigarettes and be viewed as socially
unacceptable in many circles. You will be inhaling thousands of poisons with
every puff. These poisons will rob you of your endurance and your health. One
day they may eventually rob you of your life.
all these consequences of smoking. Then, when you watch a smoker you will feel
pity for them, not envy. Consider the life he or she is living compared to the
simpler, happier, and healthier life you have had since you broke free from
your addiction. Consider all this and you will NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!
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The videos referred
to above will give a little more of a comprehensive overview of weight control
and metabolic issues tied in with smoking cessation. The following articles will
give a little additional insight:
Minimizing the Weight Gained From
"I've Tried Everything to Lose
Weight but Nothing Works!"
"I'd Rather Be a Little Overweight
& Not Smoking than Underweight and Dead!"
"After I Lose Weight I will Quit
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