“The butts cause [genetic] damage to finches by interfering with cell division, which we assessed by looking at their red blood cells."
“I think the anti-parasite effects the cigarette butts provide must outweigh any negative problems they cause,” says Portugal. “Alternatively, the genotoxic effects take longer to manifest, and the adult birds aren’t aware of any problem.”
If you are fighting yourself, you may never get there.
I Knew It On Day 126. I was driving up a hill I had driven many times as a smoker and I reached for a ghost pack on my truck seat Something Clicked. I laughed about it in that moment but, that moment was when I knew I was free.
Forget About The Average Projected Time Factor For A Moment.
Of Course You'll Still Have Memories, Of Course You Will Have Momentary Thoughts Of Past Connections When You Were A Smoker.
When You're Out Of No Mans Land
The Consideration Is Gone.
Give Yourself That Chance. That Chance To Be Free.
What about if you've been quit a month? How about a year? 5 Years?
The answer is the same no matter how long your were quit.
Your thinking changed.
You changed your focus to smoking.
When you change your focus to smoking you begin considering it.
Nothing makes you smoke except your own thoughts. NOTHING.
If you are just beginning
Use each day you've quit as proof you can do it and build on them.
Here are 2 simple steps to get you on track
ONE Say "I don't do that anymore" when you think of smoking. Do it every time.
You will be amazed how fast this will retrain those wandering thoughts.
After you've done this for a week each time you think of smoking you will find that phrase will come to you instead.
TWO Once you retrain your wandering mind to accept quitting (using step one) you can begin relearning life without smoking. If you change your routines slightly it will make not smoking considerably less stressful.
Obsessive thinking about smoking or not smoking only creates angst.