jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

Cutting Down/Weaning/Smoking Less~~~Whatever you want to call it

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Feb 21, 2012

How you do it may affect your success or failure.

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN SMOKING AN EXACT AMOUNT LESS EACH DAY.

My opinion is that you are setting yourself up for failure that way.

Why?

Because somewhere during this "plan", you are going to want to smoke more than you want

to hold yourself to that daily allowance.

And, this will cause most of you to fail before you get out of the gate. That puts a negative spin

on quitting because you put your self in the "denying myself, I can't do this" thinking.

My suggestion is simply to tell yourself to wait a little longer for that next smoke.

This gets your head in quitting mode without putting any pressure on yourself.

Pressure equals probable failure in this instance.

If you learn about your smoking habit while you are still smoking, you have an advantage

when you actually do quit.

I spent 4 weeks doing exactly what I just said before I quit. I never denied myself,

One more thing, when you get diown to a handful (5) cigarettes a day or so, you may be

putting yourself into a state of continual withdrawal. This is not a good place to be for long.

dale (5+ years quit after 40 years smoking)

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