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									No Substitutes Please!!!
Author: Steven Gerasklis
In today’s society, we acknowledge that smoking is harming millions of people worldwide. But instead of tackling the issue at hand
and stopping smoking for what it really is, a killer, we have created other substitutes to take its place.
I am talking about nicotine patches, gums, pills and herbal remedies. I believe, that to truly quit smoking, we shouldn't be using such
substitutes.
By using substitutes, we try to fill a void that does not exist. It results in acknowledging, that smoking provides us with "something".
Whether it be a pleasure, helping with confidence or helping with concentration. The truth is, that smoking provides us with no benefits at
all. All smoking achieves, is to ensure that we kill ourselves slowly, with every breath we take.
As smokers, we perceive to be obtaining some sort of pleasure, but this is incorrect. All we really achieve, is to end our suffering from
nicotine withdrawal, every time we light a cigarette. The more we smoke, the more our body craves nicotine. Now, if we were to have
never tried cigarettes in our lives, then we would never suffer the feeling of nicotine withdrawal, thus we would never have this perception,
that cigarettes provide us with pleasure. In reality, it is just our minds playing tricks on us.
It is best to quit without substitutes because products such as nicotine gum and patches, ensure that we remain addicted. By ensuring
that we are addicted to nicotine, we continue to fill a void. Eventually, our mind plays tricks on us and once again perceive smoking as a
provider of some pleasure. The consequence is, we dive head first back into the trap. Substitutes only ensure that we light another
cigarette, especially with a misguided perception.
Although, before you take up the task of quitting you have to constantly remind yourself, that smoking has never provided you with
anything beneficial and never will.
Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wellness-articles/no-substitutes-please-200852.html
About the Author
Steven Gerasklis is one of the founders of Quitters International. As an aspiring philanthropist, Steven wishes to help millions of people
around the globe Quit Smoking. Steven has an ardent dedication for providing useful, informative and inspirational material to aid
individuals with quitting smoking. His belief and vision is to allow Quitters International to become the platform for the online community
to come together and tackle the task at hand. Steven can be contacted via email at steve@quittersinternational.org

								
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