You may feel that having a cigarette is relaxing and satisfying – in the immediate that is. But what are you really doing to your body and how does it actually make you feel? To stop smoking you must first stop fooling yourself! Let me explain…
Most studies will tell you that nicotine and other chemicals (horrendous substances you wouldn’t put in your cup of coffee by the way) leave your body after two days so it’s probably not a chemical addiction. But what about the psychological addiction? The physical habit of reaching into your pocket or handbag for that all too familiar packet; the routine habit and sense of urgency of having a cigarette at a certain time, with coffee or after a plate of food.
In the long-term, tobacco affects the mind too. Nicotine encourages the brain to switch off its own mechanism for creating naturally occurring Dopamine so that in the long term the supply decreases, which in turn prompts people to smoke more.
In addition, our unconscious minds are the keepers of memories that our conscious minds have often forgotten about. Your conscious mind might remember how much you adored your father when you were little but your unconscious mind remembers that he used to smoke, it remembers the smell of the cigarette and how you enjoyed spending many happy hours with him. Think about that.
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