Healing the Mental Habits Related to Smoking
The Smoker in Our Heads
Dealing with the smoker in our heads successfully during early cessation is a critical part of recovery from nicotine addiction.
Goodbye and Good Riddance!
About.com Smoking Cessation Forum members have contributed personal accounts of the psychological healing that smoking cessation brings in the form of goodbye letters.
Ending the Slavery to Nicotine Addiction
Measuring your progress while healing from nicotine addiction is easier if you understand what to expect from recovery.
My Goodbye to Smoking
Saying goodbye to smoking involves more than physical recovery from nicotine addiction. For most of us, letting go of the habits that surrounded tobacco use signals a powerful emotional release similar to being liberated from a destructive love relationship. In that spirit, readers are invited to write a goodbye letter to nicotine addiction.See submissions
Recovering from Nicotine Addiction - Nicotine Addiction Recovery and …
Nicotine addiction teaches us a lot of false beliefs, one of the worst being that no matter how long we quit smoking for, we'll always miss our cigarettes.
4 Steps to Defeat the Urge to Smoke
Successful management of nicotine withdrawal involves learning how to decipher the meaning behind urges to smoke and responding with healthier choices.
10 Things to Stop Doing When You Quit Smoking
Let's take a look at some of the common misconceptions smokers have about the nature of addiction and the process of quitting tobacco that set them up for failure. Build a strong quit smoking program by educating yourself about the process of recovery from nicotine addiction.
Will I Miss Smoking Forever?
"I quit smoking 7 months ago. I do feel better, and I don’t struggle all of the time now, but I still have days where I find myself missing my cigarettes and wishing I could have just one now and then..."
How to Quit Smoking - Lessons Learned
When we quit smoking, most of us do not realize that we're embarking on a journey that will teach us lessons far beyond the simple mechanics of smoking cessation. The personal stories I've highlighted here are all educational -- each one offers insight into the enlightenment we experience when recovering from the addiction to nicotine. As...
Rationalizations for Smoking
Look through this list of common rationalizations and see if you can identify with any of them. Prepare yourself for success by knowing what to expect and how to give those thoughts the big brush off!