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Terry Martin

Common Rationalizations for Smoking

By April 8, 2014

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When we quit smoking, our minds begin rationalizing almost immediately about why we should have waited to quit....or why we should buy a pack and start again tomorrow....or why we should have just one cigarette.  This is called junkie thinking, or rationalizing smoking.  It is something that virtually all ex-smokers experience early on in smoking cessation, because it is a side effect of nicotine addiction.

Let's take a look at some of the more common excuses our minds conjure up and what we can do to overcome this phase of quitting tobacco so that we can move on to the freedom from addiction we're all looking for.

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January 27, 2013 at 11:35 am
(1) Ananda says:

Money made me stop smoking after realising what I can use that money for. I urge anyone who wants to quit to give money as a motivation a try using a smoking calculator

February 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
(2) Gotta Smoke? says:

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May 16, 2013 at 5:42 am
(3) Asons says:

Kicking the habit is so important, especially for women. The risks related to cancer are well publicised, but not many people know that smoking is a risk factor for developing an Ectopic Pregnancy. If an Ectopic pregnancy is allowed to progress it may rupture, putting the women’s health and future fertility at risk. This article has great tips for giving up, what could be more important than safeguarding your health.

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