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The Little Online Book of Quitting Smoking

Is smoking addictive?

Nicotine is generally thought of as an addictive substance. But think about drugs that we know to be highly addictive. If the addict can't get hold of them, they experience all kinds of serious, physical withdrawal symptoms which may require medical intervention. Ask yourself the following question; if you were living on a remote mountaintop for a few days and couldn't get hold of any cigarettes, would you suffer from such severe withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting and seizures? No, probably not.

We will argue in this ebook that smoking is not about addiction, it's about habit. Nicotine leaves your system after a few days of stopping smoking, and once it's gone what you are left with is a strong habit which you probably associate with other experiences - socialising, drinking coffee, driving etc. Habits can be very strong, but they don't take long to form, and we think that you can develop new and healthy habits very quickly too.

To escape the addiction trap, we recommend this hypnosis program: 10 steps to non-smoking

For further ideas and advice and ways to stop smoking, visit the substantial resources section of this site - Stop Smoking Resources

 

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