Those people who have never smoked before are always so smug and smarmy about the whole thing. They will tell the smoker to just throw their cigarettes away and simply never buy another pack. If it were that simple, there would be even less smokers than there are right now. The truth is, it is an addiction, a horrible, terrible, difficult to walk away from addiction and until you face that, you will not be able to quit smoking at all. In fact, the most successful smoking cessation programs rely on you understanding what you are really facing.
There are steps you have to take to stop smoking successfully, steps that have to be followed in order or the program, no matter what program it is, will not be effective. Of these, realizing how serious the problem really is may be one of the most important. Imagine that you are learning to drive a car. You want to learn how to park the car, but first, you actually have to learn how to start it, how to drive it to where you are going. You do not have to park a car until you drive to where you are parking. It is the same concept when you are trying to stop smoking: you have to recognize that you have a smoking problem and that you need some help to quit. You have to admit that you are an addict, that you have to have a cigarette, even when you do … Read More . . .