If this is your first time quitting

Short video addressing the idea that people must quit six to seven times before they can achieve a quit that will stick

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If this is your first time quitting

You can quit your first time. You will hear lots of material to the contrary; that you have to quit over and over until it finally takes. It is a common misconception being perpetuated by many sites and even professional clinics and organizations basically explaining why people quitting using such programs or approaches don’t often seem to succeed.

The idea that you “can’t” quit the first time is absolutely wrong. The only reason it takes most people multiple attempts to quit is that they don’t understand the addiction to nicotine. How could they, no one really teaches it. People had to learn by screwing up one attempt after another until it finally dawns on them how each time they lost it, it happened by taking a puff. If you understand this concept from the get go, you don’t have to go through chronic quitting and smoking.

So learn from other people’s mistakes, not your own. Going through a quit once is bad enough, going through it over and over again is horrible and should be avoided at all costs. The way to avoid it is to always remember to never take another puff!

Joel

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