Take a Vacation from Smoking

Blog Post created by dr_hurt on May 11, 2012

Springtime – a time to start thinking about summer and vacation time.


Vacations are a time to take a break from the routine – do something different in our lives that we don’t do on an everyday basis.


So, what is your routine?  Is it to get out of bed and light up a cigarette?  Or have a cup of coffee and light up a cigarette?  Or jump in the car and light up a cigarette?


Perhaps you can relate to one or all of these.  So what would happen if you decided to do something different – say get out of bed, and jump in the shower right away?  Or, have tea instead of coffee?  That would feel different wouldn’t it?  Or make the car off limits from smoking - better for your non-smoking passengers too.  And, perhaps in this different routine, a cigarette wouldn’t feel so natural – so “normal”.  It would be like taking a vacation from the cigarette - taking a vacation from the routine of smoking.


Take advantage of the tools at www.becomeanex.org to develop a plan for stopping smoking and give it a try.  Take a vacation from smoking for one week – you may be surprised by how possible this really is.  And, perhaps a one week vacation may become two weeks, or three weeks, or even longer.