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October 4, 2012

My 1st Birthday! How I stopped smoking

by kaiconfusion

How I quit smoking Tobacco cigarettes and how by stop smoking I reclaimed freedom and health and independence from addiction…

*** This topic is very important for me! I do worry about all the people I know and love that  with smoking contribute their lives to a wrong and dangerous thing ! I wish and hope you will read this despite the possible uncomfortable confrontation! ***


Today I am celebrating my new first birthday! and I really mean it! Today one year ago, I have quit and stopped smoking for good! Only when I was in the process of quitting smoking, I really understood my whole smokers behaviour and the implications on my health and behaviour. I almost can’t believe that it is already one year ago and I have never regretted it or had have any longing for cigarettes ever again. It was and it still is an everyday revelation. I could reclaim personal freedom cause I didn’t have to rely or depend on cigarettes! Stop smoking made me understand a lot of things.
It stopped, just as it did start many years ago, this time vice versa, the use of any other drug, too. It apparently can be a beginner drug as much as exiting drug. Finally alcohol and its misuse has disappeared entirely from my life.
Today I celebrate this freedom and achievement and celebrate everyone that has come to the awareness that no one ever needs and really wants cigarettes and maybe inspire someone to give it another thought!

As for so many people who do smoke, stop smoking is a topic reoccurring again and again. Though our human mind, especially under the influence of a strong addictive substance, is open for strong illusions, which in turn distract us from the true nature of smoking, which leads us to, pushing issues away from our consciousness to deal with them another time, another day, another year.  Becoming aware of our daily structures and rituals as smokers, like smoking with coffee or wine, smoking after eating, smoking when waiting, smoking when conversing and so forth, means becoming aware that non of this is free decision, but an excuse for the need to satisfy the addiction. An excuse to satisfy the bodies thirst for nicotine. Doing so is not something you want but something the nicotine wants you to do!
It is something that acts as if it was YOU wanting, when really this is not the case.
How would anyone really WANT to pay lots of money for its own dependency on something that stinks and makes us sick?
Like most smokers I can still memorize the time when I first smoked a cigarette. I Remember clearly how much I coughed, how much I felt dizzy and above all, how much I hated the taste. I continued despite of that, maybe because I wanted to be cool or for what ever not particularly smart reason I had. I was 14 years old at the time.
Maybe I thought cigarettes can’t do me nothing, because they are so disgusting that I will never become a real smoker!
I am sure many smokers have similar memories. Reality is, we are lying to us and that we do because truth is
cigarettes are a serious instantly addictive drug, a drug that is the killer number one worldwide.

I did plan to quit smoking almost from the first day I started until I finally did 1 year ago, after 14 years smoking! I never did succeed before, because I never fully and truly had understood what smoking really is and does. I stopped for reasons that weren’t strong enough, like because cigarettes are expensive or because of the theoretical (how I saw back then) chance to get really sick, so I continued smoking. Smoking however is not very hard to get rid off. All you got to do is not to actively buy, light and put a cigarette back into your mouth! The right mindset is all it takes to do so and support from others in your endeavour will help this quest.

When my day finally came to extinguish my very last cigarette, someone handed me a book I had heard of many years ago though overheard my self to get and read it. So strong was my unconscious fear I suppose.
I stopped smoking that day and started reading it. I took my time and read it slowly and with everyday I understood deeper and better why I have to stop smoking, why it hadn’t worked before and what had tricked me into smoking for 14 years. Very Powerful!

When I started reading the book Allen Carr – The Easy Way to stop smoking, my intentions to stop smoking were strong as before, though this time I understood fully and there were no doubts about it. Everyday in the process of quitting, was a reclamation of freedom – was a revelation! There wasn’t suffering but cheerfulness and unveiling of truth.

Without looking down to my own past or anyone who smokes, I can only write about my experience, which was freeing and was fun and it was easy. The obvious reasons, why to quit smoking are apparent to every smoker. Every smoker is aware that it is not the smartest thing to do. But there is much more to it, which I am sure is not so clear to everyone.

It wasn’t at all clear to me and that’s why reading Allen Carrs book made the difference!
Whenever you are ready to quit this bad habit I recommend you to read Allen Carrs book ( Who by the way was a chain smoker himself) – The easy way to stop smoking. It has a catchy title but it is very powerful, not judgemental very smart and emphatic.

Don’t only try though. Do it for real! It is only you who decides whether you succeed or fail! Nothing or no one else to blame. Reading the book as I stopped smoking, I experienced very aware, much more than without the book, how much I felt better everyday.  Not craving for cigarettes but feeling happy about that I didn’t have to rely on them! Very quickly I then really understood why I really don’t want to smoke.
An understanding much stronger than the understanding of health issues transmitted through the horror messages printed on the cigarette packages, which are true but beyond comprehension. And really what do they do to a smoker? A smoker that is exposed to stress lights a cigarette. Right? So what will a smoker do when confronted with certain painful horrible soon death because of his actions? Yes! – because of the stress induced by that image, He smokes!

I can imagine reading this, from a smokers perspective might give rise to annoyance, fear and anger or the feeling of “but I can’t do that” or even self-hatred. But why? All it does is making matters worse. I understand that, I was there too.

I can only encourage you to address this serious issue. No one needs it. No one becomes a happier person from doing it.
What ever you do, do it in good health with your self. Don’t blame and don’t force yourself!
Don’t be inpatient though demanding and don’t push stopping smoking away any more!
The Time is Now!

Happy Birthday Me!


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