We can be deceived, and we can deceive ourselves.
This picture is from the Tuolumne Meadows area high above the valley floor. The river looks very peaceful and it is unless you slip on those rocks, get caught by the force of the water and, you are fighting for your life as you are being swept downstream.
That swift water is similar to the conversation people have with themselves before they give in and smoke. They "had this" but then they smoke.
All it takes is some talking into. The point is you can stop yourself from smoking.
You can talk yourself out of smoking just as easily as talking yourself into it.
It is self deception
We all know what happens.
Be your own lifesaver.
Don't talk yourself into the swift water.
It takes years for some to quit again.