Quitting Smoking Blend

I smoked a pack a day for six years, age 15-21. I smoked my first at twelve. When I'd go to a party I'd take 3 packs and chain smoke. When I quit I remember thinking to myself "this is the hardest thing I've ever done," and it was (though I have dealt with harder things since - severe trauma). 

It takes a lot of will power to quit because your body wants it on some levels and that want is strong.  You have to be stronger.  This blend was created to assist you by calming you and blocking your desire for nicotine.  It also has herbs that support your lungs in the process.

What sealed the deal for me when I quit was something I'd like to share with you because maybe the image will help…

Two weeks after I had quit, my professor for Anatomy & Physiology brought two 'fresh' lungs into the lab for us students to look at: one was a 70-something year old woman who had never smoked or been around second-hand smoke, the other was a 50-something year old man who died of smoking related causes.

The difference between these two lungs was remarkable. The twenty-year older lung was pink, plump, glistening, moist, and had a spring or bounce to it when you pressed it. It looked like a living thing, alive. The other lung looked dead, it didn't look like a living thing. It was gray and dry and mealy and deflated. It looked like a piece of meat that had been pummeled with a mallet. It lacked substance.

She had cut the two lungs open so we could see inside. The inside of the older, but healthy lung was pink and clean, like the outside. The inside of the smoker's lung was, literally!, full of black tar. It lined all the bronchioles.

When you think about the fact that our lungs are what brings fresh oxygen to our blood which feeds our whole body, it is repulsive what we do to ourselves every time we take a drag. It's slow suicide. Our lungs can regenerate and they will. Quit! You CAN do it! Just take it one day or one moment at a time. Smoking is NO LONGER AN OPTION.

Another thing that helped me was I replaced the normal cigarettes with herbal cigarettes so I could still take  few drags of something to ease the transition. I did that for about two weeks before having none, you might take a different amount of time. Having something else to smoke helps you break the nicotine craving while still having the habit of smoking.  Essentially you are breaking the habit in half, first the nicotine, then the actual physical habit comes next.

Also important is to make sure you still take breaks. Just because you don't need/want a cigarette doesn't mean you shouldn't stop what you're doing and take a break. Replace the cigarettes with water or a cup of tea, put on lip balm, go outside, take a walk, meditate...whatever, just take a break.

Once you've quit, you will know there isn't anything you can't do.  Willpower is an awesome thing.

If you’ve already begun to quit, you've done it for some time, you can do it for some more - and next thing you know it will be years...

I'm rooting for you!

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