Every smoker and vaper who has already tried and failed at stopping wants some magic that will rescue them, because stopping is a true challenge. They really are hoping for a miracle because they are convinced they are unable or unwilling to do it on their own. In many ways, they are right because they have lost the ability to control their smoking or vaping.
They are powerless over nicotine. They have to smoke or vape, they have no choice but to do what they know is bad for them! So they are looking for a place where they can be locked up where they will have to stop, even where and when they don’t want to go through with it. Or they are hoping to be hypnotized where their urges to smoke are magically taken away from them.
Sounds appealing, right? There are a few places where one can be locked up and a variety of hypnotists. But sooner or later, smokers and vapers are confronted with the realities and pressures of life, and if they have not developed skills for dealing with their urges when they occur, they are likely to go back to smoking. (Personally, I smoked on the way back from my hypnosis session!) So what to do but hide one’s cigarettes or vape in hopes that we forget where we hid them? (I never forgot where I put my stash. And after I flushed my cigarettes down the toilet, I found myself cursing at myself while on my way to the 7/11 to get a new pack.)
So every smoker wants out, but how? How does one recover one’s ability to choose a smoke free life? The first step is by accepting that one is an addict for nicotine. This is a hard truth to accept, but the fact is, smokers and vapers have lost the ability to casually smoke. They really do not want just one hit or one puff. They want them all! For an addict, it has become an all or nothing choice. So copping to this truth and fully accepting it is essential if smokers and vapers want to be free from nicotine once and for all.
But, it is so tempting to forget that one is an addict, especially after a few days off nicotine, days or even weeks after the worst part of the withdrawal. They can’t help but still be longing for the relief that nicotine delivers. They are not bad people; they have not learned how to deal with their dependency after they have stopped, and are bewildered. “I can’t smoke. I have to stay off” has become their mantra. Yet they feel so deprived and closed off in what I call "smoker's jail". They so wish to recover the ability to smoke so in a controlled manner!
If this resonates with you, I invite you to message me, comment, or go to my website chooseasmokefreelife.com and subscribe to my weekly blogs. I can show you the way out of this mess, once and for all! In fact, I have a FREE 3 day challenge starting on March 19, 20, and 21. Sign up to join me!