"You don't understand! I'm not like you, it's harder for me, I relapsed too many times, I never "tried' to quit before, I smoked more years than you, I'm a closet smoker, I'm a chain smoker,..........I'm different!"
We hear it quite often! And Yes, you ARE Special!
I know that each of us is an individual with our own personal quit history but it doesn't change the Law of Addiction! The Law of Addiction doesn't even know or care who you are! It's an equal opportunity law, like the Law of Gravity!
The Law of Addiction says "Administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictive substance."
It applies whether you've been hooked for 2 weeks or 50 years and everything in between!
It applies to the social smoker just as it does the closet smoker and the chain smoker.
It applies to the 15 year old and the 60 year old.
It applies to the healthy and the ill, to men and women, straight and gay, religious and atheist, all of us equally!
Bottom line - the only way to quit smoking is to Not take One Puff Ever!!!! N.O.P.E.!
N.O.P.E. is not just a mantra - although it is, it's not just a slogan, although it is.
N.O.P.E. is a way of LIFE! LIFE is what we're all about - your LIFE! No less! LIFE free from Addiction! LIFE healthy and happy and unhooked from a deadly, albeit legal, EXtremely Addictive Drug!
YOU ARE SPECIAL!
That is the very reason I believe in you and I'll continue to prove it to you! Because, maybe, just maybe, one of these days you'll stop making EXcuses and actually honor yourself by Living your Quit!
Never Quit the Quit! I won't quit believing in YOU!
Isn't it time to believe in Yourself?