In order to better understand your addiction to smoking, try to analyze your habit. When did you start to smoke and for what reason? Answers to both these questions will give you an insight regarding the reason you started to smoke. Where you young? Did you smoke to fit in your circle of friends or just to get a nicotine fix? What happened when the coolness wore off? Did you realize your parents were right when they told you not to smoke? You can get clues regarding your addiction to smoking by analyzing all of these questions.
All smokers are addicted to different stimulants. Learn to analyze what grips you and hooks you to smoking. Try to uncover the reason behind your addiction. If you really analyze yourself, deep down you will get surprising and sometimes weird results. People smoke because they like to see the flame every time they light a cigarette. Others smoke to stay slim and handle food cravings. Some people feel lonely without a pack of cigarettes in their pockets. Still others smoke to clear their minds.
If you discover the roots of the smoking addiction, it will be easier for you to quit smoking.
Why do we smoke, when we all know that it is not good for health?
There are very many reasons to it but in this article we will ponder over the biggest reason in today’s times and that is to release STRESS. What is stress, can we remove it through smoking, if not then how can we remove it, lets talk a little in the light of these questions.
What is Stress?
Stress is the situation when we feel helpless, incapable to perform, not able to meet the deadlines and pressurized. Stress could be due to any reason, be it work pressure, differences at personal front, may be due to financial crisis, or it could be due to anything.
Can we remove it through smoking?
Can we smoke away our blues in the air and relax? Perhaps the answer is in the negative. If I have to submit a report to my boss in an hour, which I know, is just impossible and I am thus nervous, will smoking a complete cigarette down my lungs make me build a genie of that smoke that will do some miracle for me. Perhaps that could have happened, but alas it is not so. Then why am I smoking, if it is doing no good to me?
Then what to do?
Then what should I do in a stressful situation? The answer is confront it. Face the problem and find a solution to it. As for in my case above I would have talked to my boss, for some more time to prepare the report or if that could not have been possible to, provide me with some helping hand. Thus in a nutshell it is only positive attitude and logical thinking that helps you come out of a crisis situation. That’s why it is rightly said that it’s your attitude and not your aptitude that decides your altitude.
Dangers of smoking
Smoking not only does no good to us but it is bad for us, it thus does double harm to us. Smoking increases the chances of death due to lungs and breast cancer by a number of times. It wrecks the lungs during sports.
Tobacco the chemical contained in the cigar narrows the blood vessels and strains our heart. The biggest harm of tobacco is that it makes a person addictive to its use. So one should watch out, so as not to become addictive to its use in his plight to get rid of his worries and frustration.