Do You Think That You Need to Smoke?

Many smokers continue to smoke simply because they feel that they need to. The general feeling is that if they were to stop smoking they’d end up feeling more down, less happy, more stressed out, and so on. While it is true that smoking releases dopamine that causes a mild euphoria and helps you to relax – the question that you should really be asking yourself is whether or not you need smoking in order to be able to feel happy and relax!

All around you on a daily basis you’re going to find non-smokers. Do these people seem like they’re enjoying life any less than you are? Do they seem to be enjoying themselves less because they aren’t smoking? Do they seem more stressed out? What you should see is that all those people around you who don’t smoke are exactly like you are – and they go through the exact same things that you do, with the only difference being that they don’t immerse themselves in clouds and clouds of smoke!

This should tell you one thing in particular, and that is that while you may very well have grown dependent on cigarettes, the truth is that you don’t need it at all. It might seem like you do now, and initially when you quit you’re undoubtedly going to want to go back to the same old habits that you’d developed over time – but there really is no need to do so. If you had never started smoking in the first place, you’d be just as happy, sad, or stressed out as you are right now.

From the start of your life, right up to the point where you did start smoking, you managed to cope well without cigarettes. What makes you think that you need to smoke otherwise you would not be able to cope from this point on? When exactly did you start feeling that way? Chances are, you probably don’t even remember the exact point when you became dependent on smoking – but that really doesn’t matter.

Nowadays, there are an increasing number of people who actually have smoked in the past, and now live completely smoke-free lives. They have found that they don’t need to smoke in other to be happy and relax – so what makes you any different? The truth is, you are exactly where these people were at some point or other, and the fact that they’ve managed to kick the habit completely should show you that it certainly is possible, and that smoking definitely isn’t something that you ‘need’ by any means.

All things said and done, smoking is a habit that is dangerous – and it will probably end up killing you if you don’t quit at some point or other. Now that you know that there’s really no justification for thinking that you ‘need’ to smoke, it is up to you to take the next step, and firmly decide to kick your unwanted habit!

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