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How to Use Psychology to Beat the Nicotine Cravings

Health & Wellness  (tags: nicotine, quit, cravings, addiction, stop smoking, psychology )

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When it comes to quitting smoking the majority of the battle that you are fighting is going to be one that is in your brain, because that is where the addiction is. It is estimated that 90% of your addiction is mental and only 10% is based on a physical.


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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 5:58 am
interesting (but I don't smoke anyway)

Elena Arutiunova (34)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 2:58 am
Thx for sharing! I don't smore :)

Rita Walpole A (10)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 2:26 pm
It was crucial for my disabled vet brother, a schizophrenic, to quit the cigarettes - not easy, since he'd smoked two to two and a half packs a day for thirty five years He'd lost his voice, and removal of numerous polyps, some pre-cancerous, made quitting absolutely essential, or death loomed.

After a number of times quitting, all ending in failure, it was good hypnotherapy that worked. The thought that he was poisoning himself did the trick, with seeing the color green acting as a visual prompt to remind him constantly of the poisoning/death looming connection. He's now been totally off the cigs. for five months, and swears he will never again take a puff, cause it's poisoning himself.

Arvin E. (4)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 3:30 pm
I know just got out of the hosp. and must give up the butts. Have understood every thing about the cig. and when I thought I had two years left on this earth, it was eat, drink,make marry, and smokem. But giving them up is one of the most difficult things I have ever tried. More adictive than heroin, over 110 "additives" added to the cigs. and the tobacco companies will not say what they are. Every poison known to man is in the smoke.
So when you hear people talking about "pot" crystal users, and the war on drugs, just think of all those cig. smokers who should be in jail.

Wilde T (10)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 4:28 pm
I smoke one cigarette a day and my body does have a say in addictions and addiction minimization or maintenance may be better than telling your body no all the time. Actully it seem to be other people saying ypu should sasy no... and ignoring the constant influsion tehy are getting of auto exhaust, pesticides, and pollution... which society convernients is forgetting about while it focuses on ending an asdiction 400 years old that had government subsidies at all the taxpayers collaboration and marketed around the world to countries that we now call barabarian for smoking too much... it is like the kind of puritan movement that will lead to babies gestated in incubators of some kidn so every input can be controlled and algebra and foreign language lessons too...and the defective ones will be thrown out and the genes individually engineered to the parents wishes...of course problem ones will be refundable...

jane richmond (10)
Thursday July 7, 2011, 12:53 pm

Lady Az (0)
Tuesday August 13, 2013, 8:46 am
Thanks for sharing

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