Why did you continue to smoke tobacco cigarettes, cigars, in pipes, with or without filters?
Didn't you have access to the news reports being broadcast for the last 30+ years that this activity is dangerous, life threatening, has the potential to kill you?
I suppose you didn't believe they were talking about you?
Yeah, me neither.
It seems that in our impatient, impersonal modern culture and society we have a common belief that whatever is happening to us it is not our fault. Somebody else must be held accountable. Someone's forced misery upon us against our will. Someone or something else, an outside agency if you will, is to blame. It is a form of denial called blame transference and it is widespread.
Blame transference, Denial and other rationalization techniques are part of the drug user's arsenal that helps explain their self-destructive behaviors. We have lied to ourselves and been fed lies about tobacco smoking by others for so long we have made them part of our belief systems.
False Associations , Junkie Thinking , industry advertising, ideas like 'If cigarettes were as deadly as you say they are...' only make it easier to believe the lies we tell ourselves that we are not really harming ourselves.
So who's to blame for 'making' us smoke tobacco cigarettes?
We each are. We each made a choice to continue to ingest nicotine or not. We now however make this choice in light of the full truth of nicotine addiction. OUR Nicotine Addiction.
We each choose from this moment on to reclaim our natural-born right to live free of a destructive and expensive in so many ways chemical addiction.
We are guaranteed to be successful by making a single choice.
By deciding right now to at first gain and then maintain our freedom One day at a time by Never Taking Another Puff .
JoeJ Free today for 21 months (1 year 9 months) since learning it was up to me and me only to choose to live my life free of nicotine addiction by deciding daily to Not Take A Puff!