While it does take longer than that to clear out all of the associations we had with tobacco, the time it takes to heal from nicotine addiction is short when compared to the number of years most of us smoked.
The first year of smoking cessation gives us the opportunity to experience nearly all of the activities and emotions in our daily lives that trigger thoughts of smoking. And with a healthy mindset and the willingness to retrain our brains, that year is enough to putt smoking behind us for good.
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