You Gotta Do More Than Show Up

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Dec 26, 2012

Welcome near future quitters.

This is the time of the year when new years resolutionists show up looking for a new non-smoking life.

Quitting doesn't happen automatically. Statistically,  6% actually make it a full year without going back. If you will get involved in your quit instead of being overcome and failing because you didn't, we can help you be in the 6%

We can guide you but we can't quit for you.

We can tell you what it's going to take to succeed at this but you have to actually do what we ask.

It's your life.

Are you ready to do what it takes?

It isn't as bad as we were all led to believe.

You can make it a positive experience or a negative one.

Yes, it will be what you make it.

Use common sense.

If you are keeping an emergency pack? What for?

Go somewhere else to buy gas or a cup of coffee. Avoid the place where you most often bought your smokes. This will remind you you have quit and keep you on track and out of temptation.

Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol is the biggest quit killer of all because it lowers your resolve by lowering your inhibitions.

Avoid situations that are temptations. Think before you put yourself in a position of temptation.

Ask smoking family members and visiting friends to smoke outside or in the garage.

Circumstances don't make you smoke. We smoked in good and bad times. Tragedy or elation. We smoked and then we smoked some more. We chose to do it.

No one shoves a cigarette in your mouth and lights it and squeezes you like an accordian.

There are no valid excuses to smoke.


Wishing you a successful quit and Happy New Year