HOW TO QUIT SMOKING FOR GOOD

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

The 3 Week Diet

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SMOKE! While reading this …

Yes! You read it right. Keep smoking as you read…
Why? Because I don’t want you to put-off reading.

For you smoking is a crutch. Which means that you
feel you have to smoke to function right. You feel you
cannot think or focus well enough without nicotine. I
want to avoid any fear you might have.

I won’t take your “friend” away. I don’t want to
do that right now until you are ready. You will quit when
you are ready to do so and not a second before.

So go ahead and smoke while you read everything.
I promise to do all in my power to help you be
free of that nasty habit. And if you do you will quit.

SO KEEP READING

Just keep reading…What do you have to lose?
Nothing! Except to be happy with the knowledge that you
will be once and for all free of tobacco.

PRINCIPLE #1 – QUITTING IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU
REALLY WANT TO QUIT.

Quitting smoking is not easy we can all agree. But
quitting smoking is not as hard as you may think either.
The most important ingredient to become an ex-smoker is
…really wanting it.

It may sound corny but it is worth saying the
obvious which is that nobody can force you to do anything
you do not want to do.

And the opposite is also true if you really wants
to do something no one can stop you either. You become
an unstoppable force.

As long as you give 100% either way you can do
anything. Think about the biggest boulder in the world. If
you take something as insignificant as a drop of water
dripping constantly you can make a hole in the biggest rock.


Take the Grand Canyon for example. It was formed
by the effects of a little water over the span of many
years.

You are much more powerful than a trickle of
water. The problem is that we often do things when our heart
is not completely in it. The half-hearted effort is what
keeps us from finishing what we start. It is what prevents
us from being all that we can be.

People who figure this out are the people we
ultimately look up to and worship as heros. The ones who do
not are forgotten.

So when you say you want to quit, do you really
want to quit? And if “yes”, what is stopping you?

Think about it.

PRINCIPLE #2 – IN ORDER TO QUIT KNOW WHY

Take your time and really think about this. Do you
really want to quit? If you do then write it down.

It is very important that you do this.

If you really want to quit write down the reasons
WHY?

And be specific about it please.

Reasons such as –
*I want to quit because of my kids.
*Or… the price is too high.
*Or… I just decided I wanted to quit.

The above may be true of course however, you need
to be more specific.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE A GOOD WHY

*A good WHY is very personal and unique to you.
*A good WHY may move you to tears.
*A good WHY at least makes you pause.

Here is an example:

“I (your name) want to quit because. I’m (age) and
feel great but I want to be even more in control of my body.
I want to maintain good health for what years I have
remaining.

I have had enough and despised the habit.

I have already quit smoking before but it didn’t
stick. But this time will be different and I will succeed
so that I could be around for my kids in the future.”

See the difference?

The way you do this is you put it on paper and
after each reason as yourself and why do I want to
do that. So you really dig deeper within each
reason. And the you dig a little deeper by asking
“Why do I want (reason)” and keep going until you
cannot think about anything else.

Take your time doing this it is very important.
The more effort you put into this exercise the better it
will be.

If you really want to quit TODAY you would do this
TODAY.

PRINCIPLE #3 – QUIT SMOKING WITHOUT NICOTINE

Would you help an alcoholic quit by giving them an
alcohol patch? Would you give a crackhead a cocaine patch?
So why do we insist on quitting with nicotine
patches? Or nicotine chewing gum? Etc…

Even if you were successful quitting using the
nicotine replacement at some point you will have to quit
the nicotine replacement otherwise you would be just
trading one addictive nicotine delivery system for
another.

THE ADDICTIVE EFFECT OF NICOTINE ON YOUR BRAIN.

The effect of nicotine on the brain is similar to
that of other addictive drugs such as heroin, cocaine and
morphine.

You get hooked on smoking because you become
addicted to the nicotine.

When people are asked why they smoke, almost
nobody answers because I am addicted to nicotine. And
there are reasons for this which I will get into later.

People talk about having a smoking “habit”. But
habits are not hard to change once you decide to do so.

For example a baby sucks his or her thumb and
eventually stops that habit. If a baby can stop a habit why
would you find it any harder to do?


Habits are really not hard to break. But smoking
sure is. In short, the reason you smoke is the same reason a
coke-head or heroin-user does it because you are
hooked on the drug. In the case of smoking it is nicotine
plain and simple. Nothing else.

PRINCIPLE #4 – IF YOU ARE HOOKED ON CIGARETTES YOU
ARE HOOKED ON NICOTINE

Once you make that mental leap in your
understanding of why you smoke things begin to get much easier.

YOU DO NOT SMOKE BECAUSE YOU ENJOY IT


You are not smoking because you ENJOY IT otherwise
why would you want to quit?

And if you enjoy smoking so much why is it that
after you smoke you feel bad and wish you could get rid of
this need to smoke?

Breaking your addiction to smoking involves
kicking the nicotine habit.

It is however true that YOU may have started
smoking to be social, to hang with the cool crowd,
or to be rebellious.

However, today you continue to smoke because you
feel the nervousness, and the jitters that comes with
the withdrawal of being hooked on a drug. Nicotine in
this case.

The truth is you HATE smoking but the withdrawal
from nicotine puts you on edge, it hampers your
concentration, it makes you miserable until finally you just give
into it and smoke.

PRINCIPLE #5 – QUIT AND BE HAPPY

You are going to quit when you are ready and that
will happen when you are ready.

But the difference this time will be that when you
do put down that cigarette you will do it with the clear
knowledge that you will never ever smoke again. And secondly
you will be happy. Yes elated you will become with the
knowledge that you have finally won.

You will not mop around and look back at smoking
like something that you will be missing out. You are
not missing anything but finally continuing with a
wonderful existence free of tobacco. Like it once was for
you not long ago.

As far as withdrawal symptoms you will feel the
worse on the third day after you quit. It is unavoidable.
But by a week time it will be 10 times easier and each day
would be easier and easier. That is it.

You won’t need to avoid your friends because you
are what they want to become which is smoke-free. Not
the other way around.

There is more but this is enough for now. And
something for you to do and think about.

Over the next few weeks I will send you some email
remainders to encourage you and help you on your
way.

To your success,
Dr. Howell, M.D.


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