Why Is It So Hard to Quit?
Quitting is so difficult because of nicotine, which is as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Nicotine exists naturally in tobacco and is carried deep into the lungs when smokers inhale. Once in the lungs, it enters the bloodstream and spreads throughout the body, causing a variety of changes.
The real reason people smoke is a combination of two factors. Number one: nicotine addiction. Number two: brainwashing
Let’s look at them in a lot more detail. Nicotine addiction first. Nicotine is a colourless oily compound and as you know it’s the drug which addicts the smoker. It’s one of the fastest addictive drugs known to mankind and it can take just one cigarette to get hooked.
Every puff on a cigarette delivers a small dose of nicotine to the brain by the lungs. 20 puffs on a cigarette, 20 doses of a drug. Nicotine is so quick acting that nicotine levels in the bloodstream fall to about half within 30 minutes of you putting out a cigarette and therefore again only to 25% after an hour which explains why most smokers average about 20 a day.
Because the sooner you extinguish the cigarette, the nicotine starts to leave your body and you begin to suffer withdrawal pangs. That’s precisely what a smoker is, a drug addict. And the first step towards getting up is to accept that you’re addicted to nicotine, it’s as simple as that.
That kind of feeling is an illusion. It’s to do with the second reason why people smoke: the brainwashing. The fact is that the withdrawal pangs of nicotine are extremely mild and subtle. There is no physical pain at all. It’s just an empty restless feeling.
The feeling of something missing but the plain fact is, most people probably wouldn’t even notice the symptoms particularly if they weren’t so conscious of trying to give up smoking at the time. It is a very subtle feeling.
You can see that our bodies are complete before we start the nicotine chain.Then we put nicotine into the body. And when we put the cigarettes out, nicotine starts to leave. We suffer withdrawal pangs.
We are not even consciously aware of it. We don’t need to be. All we know is that we want to know that the cigarette when we light it, the craving goes. And for the most part, we are content and confident again. Just like we were before we became addicted.
The trouble is the satisfaction is only temporary because as soon as you put a cigarette out the craving starts again and so the chain goes on and on and on and on for life unless you break it. The whole business of smoking is like wearing tight shoes just to get the pledging to feel when you take them off.
Nicotine is the world’s most powerful drug in terms of the speed at which you become hooked. You are never really hooked badly. No one is because it’s so quick. 99% of the nicotine leaves your body within three weeks and the actual withdrawal pangs are so mild that most smokers have lived and died without ever realizing that they suffer them. It is fast but it’s not powerful.
Brainwashing: sure and simple. The second reason why we smoke I said I’ll come back to it. The chemical addiction is easy to cope with.
How many hours a night do you sleep?
Do you need to get up in the middle of the night for a cigarette?
Do withdrawal pangs wake you up?
Imagine you had to go eight hours during the day without a cigarette.
The real problem is inside your mind. It’s not the chemical addiction itself. Remove the brainwashing and anyone can cope with nicotine withdrawal standing on the head.
What I’m saying is we all have certain subconscious ideas about smoking, ideas are very deeply embedded. Tobacco relaxes you. Tobacco is what you turn to in times of stress. Cigarettes are also macho, the mark of a real man. For women, it’s a way of looking sophisticated. It’s a social asset. They are romantic props. They define adults, that’s what all the old movies tell us, you know the last request of the dying man. That’s what all the vast posters of a country tell us.
Continued in the next blog…
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