Steve Bishop – Smoking
STOP SMOKING: Your ability to stop smoking permanently depends upon a number of very important factors.
Question 1: Am I physically addicted?
If you really can stop smoking by using willpower alone, you are one of the lucky ones. If not, then you may have a physical addiction to nicotine, which is why your previous attempts to stop smoking have created withdrawal symptoms. Part of the method that you choose to help you stop smoking must work on this physical level..
Question 2: Am I psychologically addicted?
If you reach for a cigarette with a cup of tea or coffee, if you light up after a meal or if you smoke more when you are socialising or drinking the answer is ‘yes’. Part of the method that you choose to help you stop smoking must address this psychological habit.
If you answered yes to question 1 & 2, you now know to permanently stop smoking; you need to address both the habit and the addiction! You are not alone. Tens of thousands of smokers are right there with you.
Question 3: Do I want to stop smoking?
The question is not can I stop smoking, but do I want to stop smoking? Uppermost in your mind must be the desire – that is, you want to stop smoking or you have at least one very good reason to stop smoking. If the answer to this question is yes, then you are already half way there, and I can show you how to ‘make the switch’ from smoker to happy non-smoker. If the answer is no, then the timing is not yet right for you!