The motivator; this is how fast your body recovers once you quit….let it soak in before you continue reading.
There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 4,000 chemicals. At least 50 of these chemicals are know to cause cancer, and many are poisonous. Many of these chemicals are also found in consumer products, but these products have warning labels. While the public is warned about the danger of the poisons in these products, there is no such warning for the toxins in tobacco smoke.
Here are a few of the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and other places they are found:
• Acetone – found in nail polish remover
• Acetic Acid – an ingredient in hair color
• Ammonia – a common household cleaner
• Arsenic – used in rat poison
• Benzene – found in rubber cement
• Butane – used in lighter fluid
• Cadmium – active component in battery acid
• Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
• Formaldyde – embalming fluid
• Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
• Lead – used in batteries
• Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls
• Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
• Tar – material for paving roads
• Toluene – used to manufacture paint
Quitting cigarettes is probably one of the most difficult things you will encounter in life. You tried the lozenges, failed; you tried the patch, worked a little bit but failed; you even tried cold turkey, forget that; mood swings and grumpiness a plenty.
We’ve all been there, new years resolutions that don’t last longer than a week, maybe two. You promised your kids you would quit and told your parents you’re only a “Social Smoker.” It’s alright, you’re here now.
Congratulations! Just being here means you have already made the right decision, or are making you mind up now. At least you’re thinking about it. And WANTING to quit is the first step.
In this article, I will go over my foolproof way to truly get off of cigarettes, and if you persevere, you’ll NEVER go back!
Let me start at the benefits of quitting smoking:
• You can BREATHE
• Your clothes and hair don’t STINK
• Your teeth will stop turning yellow
• Your breathe doesn’t SMELL anymore
• Your friends and family that don’t smoke will want to be around you more
• You don’t have to go outside in the freezing cold or blistering heat anymore just to get your fix
• You reduce the risk of Lung Cancer and Heart Attack
• The morning hacking will slowly go away as your lungs repair themselves
• You are not harming the lives of countless people around you including kids, family, and pets
• Your taste buds come back! Over time, the longer it is since you quit, the more flavor that comes back. It’s amazing when you eat something you LOVED already and taste NEW flavors that you didn’t know were there. It’s exquisite.
• The list goes ON AND ON
Decide that you want to quit. Not for your kids, not for your wife or husband, but for YOURSELF. You are doing a good thing and you are making a commitment to improve your overall health by a LOT and I COMMEND YOU!
Make a date. Make it today, or next week, but make a date. Tell yourself OUT LOUD, “I, insert name, am going to quit on insert date.” Mark it on your calendar, write it on your hand, whatever it takes; you WILL quit on that date.
VOCALIZE VOCALIZE VOCALIZE
I can’t stress this enough. Every time you want a cigarette vocalize your feelings. Put EMOTION behind it. Get MAD, get ANGRY, get PASSIONATE about not wanting that cigarette. Common phrases you can tell yourself out loud when you feel weak for a cigarette:
• I, insert name, do NOT smoke cigarettes
• I, insert name, do NOT want to smoke this cigarette
• Cigarettes are KILLING me.
• Cigarettes are DISGUSTING
• Cigarettes turn my teeth yellow
• I, insert name, don’t want to SMELL terrible
You can come up with whatever you want; just put FEELING and CONVICTION behind it. If you’ve ever read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, you know, when you put an emotion behind things said aloud, it sets them in your mind MUCH more effectively.
RESEARCH: Read on ALL you can on the dangers of cigarettes. Stories that are about people with Emphysema and lung cancer due to them smoking cigarettes, research, and whatever you can find. We’re trying to brainwash ourselves; indoctrinate cigarettes out of our subconscious. Watch videos, documentaries, WHATEVER you have to do to get it in your brain that what you are doing to yourself is BAD, and you are READY to quit.