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I am glad you point this out. During my previous 17 year quit, there were two separate occasions when I smoked part of a cigarette and it was no big deal. I had no desire to smoke another one, so yes, I thought I could do that from time to time.Years later, the third time I puffed on a cigarette, I became addicted again for the next 17 years.Joel wrote:
There are three possible outcomes: 1. The person takes a puff and quickly goes back to smoking
2. The person takes a puff and goes through a withdrawal cycle
3. The person takes a puff and nothing happens.
Again, as pointed out above, the third option is in many ways the most dangerous of the outcomes. It sets up a precedent of belief that may in fact result in the person going through lots of quits and lots of failures.