29 August 2008

Smoking is only a part of the problem

Smoking is only a part of the problemOnce you manage to quit you will have more energy, money, and a universe of opportunities ahead of you. Starting to look down on other smokers is additional risk for former smoker, so, please, do not be preachy. If you really want to help your friends or relatives, try to give them useful advice and let them make their own choice. If they don’t want to quit, they never will.

Another problem for ex-smokers is their pride for quitting smoking. Sometimes former smokers even think that they deserve some rewards from life just for non-smoking. Quitting smoking is great act, ex-smoker ever did in life, but it is not the reason for pride. If you proud too much that you have came off cigarettes, but don't make any further steps to make your life better day after day, you have much more chances to get back to your nicotine addiction.

You not only need to start your way to a nicotine free world, but also you need to keep trying to improve other aspects of your life. The dangers of cigarette smoking are now very well known and understood, but, anyway, simply quitting is not enough, ex-smokers have to gain a new sense of freedom and satisfaction only for the new great achievements, not just for their quitting smoking success that rapidly become a thing of the past.