The act of smoking is very simple. You puff, inhale the smoke, hold it in slightly, and then exhale.
But why do people say, “I love smoking so much!” when it makes them ill? What’s so great about it?
Nothing is great about it, it’s the nicotine they’re after. It’s all about getting their fix.
When you ask people why they love the act of smoking so much, many will tell you they think it’s the coolest thing on Earth.
Have you ever watched someone smoke from a distance?
Watch them pace back and forth, looking around. Watch them inhale deeply, and then exhale in the opposite direction. Count how many drags they take before the cigarette is finished.
Do you think they look cool? Do you wish you were outside with them? Hopefully not.
When I quit, all I did at the beginning was watch my friends and co-workers go outside to enjoy their 5 minute fix. I’d watch every little detail about what they did, how they’d hold it, and where they’d exhale.
I wasn’t envious of them one bit.
All they seemed to do was pace back and forth, probably deeply in thought, take a few puffs and put it out, only to hurry back in to work.
Is that cool? Not in my world.
Of course they’ll say, “Oh, but I needed one just to get me by.”
At this point, do you think they’re smoking because they love the act of it, or because their body is addicted? The latter is most definitely right.
It has nothing to do with loving it or not loving it. It has to do with the cycle of addiction.
Now let it be known that I vaped 0mg nicotine for about 8 weeks before letting go of everything completely.
That’s when I set it down for good and now I don’t have to worry about anything anymore. It’s a great feeling.
When you quit smoking, and go for a number of weeks or months, you don’t miss it at all. It isn’t something you look back on and think, “I miss smoking so much, I wish I could go back!”
You won’t think like that at all.
You think quite the opposite.
Now you don’t have to worry about smoking 20 times a day or more and finding time to smoke them. Now you don’t have to scheme.
Or if you vaped, you don’t have to worry about charging the battery or worrying about how much e-liquid you have left.
So many freedoms await you when you quit.
You certainly won’t miss the pleasure of inhaling something when now you are a totally free person, and free from addiction.
Eventually you’ll want to be the furthest thing away from it.
I’m here to tell you that you are wrong. I have gone 80 complete days without a cigarette. And I miss it more than anything. What I wouldn’t give to hold one inhale the smoke and blow it out. So I don’t know where you get off telling people they won’t miss it and won’t want to because I would love to just go back to smoking.
The vast majority of people would disagree with you.
The quality of life after that long is indisputably better than as a smoker.