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Cigarette smoking is an addiction. It is imperative to remember that once you are an addict, you are always an addict. Once you are off smoking for a short period of time, staying off is relatively easy. You will have occasional thoughts for a cigarette, but they are nothing compared to the urges encountered from withdrawal during the early quitting process. But you must always keep in mind that one puff will put you back to a state of full fledged dependency. Then you will either have to go back to smoking or once again go through quitting. Those are both lousy options. Think of both of them whenever you consider taking a puff. Stick with the winners and - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!
© Joel Spitzer 1982, 2000
Page last updated by Joel Spitzer on August 25, 2003
|From: JoeJFree-Gold-||Sent: 2/15/2007 8:53 PM|
"You were addicted to nicotine all of the years you used it
you are addicted to it today too.
But as an ex-smoker the addiction becomes asymptomatic.
To keep it that way and to basically stay in control
always remember to Never Take Another Puff!"
-taken from first post..written by Joel