Even if you’re 60 years old and you’ve been smoking for 30 years, do you think you’re too old? Absolutely not!
It’s NEVER too late, and I can’t stress that enough.
The second you say you’re too old is the second you give up on life. Is that your intention? To give up? I hope not.
Teenagers and people in their early 20’s are definitely not too old. That’s when they SHOULD quit, if they started in the first place.
I tried to quit in my early 20’s, and I knew it was killing me slowly, but I just couldn’t do it. My mind was not in the correct place (even though I wanted to).
I was still going out with my friends multiple times a week, so it just simply wasn’t the right time. I would’ve started back up so easily.
People are still not too old to quit even if they’re in their 40’s or 50’s, or even 60’s.
You still have all of retirement to look forward to, and a good decade or so before retirement.
Do you want to spend that time in a hospital on a respirator? Do you want to be dead by 60 and not enjoy retirement at all?
I would hope not.
Yes, I realize that by that time, habitual behaviors are so deeply engraved in a person’s daily routine that it will seem impossible, but that’s a flawed thinking pattern.
No matter what age, the process of withdrawal is the same for everybody.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve smoked, or what age you are, it’s always virtually the same thing.
You can’t tell me it takes longer for a 30 year smoker to quit, or that the withdrawal lasts longer than someone who has smoked less time. It just isn’t true.
Physical withdrawal lasts 3 weeks. Period.
So, with that thinking, you’re NEVER too old to quit.
I don’t care if you’re 18 or 65, the process is exactly the same. You have to get through those first 3 weeks, and then nicotine will be eliminated from your body.
Yes, the mental addiction is just as hard, if not harder, than the physical. Yes, it’s true that an older person would have a harder time dealing with it, but after 3 weeks, you SHOULD be able to get your thoughts together.
Giving up means you feel you aren’t strong enough.
I want to be strong. I want to be in control of my life.
I am not too old. I have so much life left to live.
Is this how you think? Are you pro-active, or have you given up all together?
It doesn’t matter how old you are, and what’s going on in your life. Quitting smoking has no boundaries.
Anyone can do it. NO ONE is too old.
Once you believe that, you know the next step to take.