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Smoking and its Company

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Many people try in vain to quit smoking. This is because more than physical attachment, a smoker gets emotionally attached to smoking. Some people start smoking in their teens and as time passes smoking get connected with specific feelings and situations. The psychological role of smoking makes a big difference in the process of quitting smoking.

For some, smoking is a part of their daily life, way of dealing with stress and difficult situations, aid to concentration and observation, reward, a time pass, way to feel part of a group, a habit, an enjoyable ritual or a part of one’s identity. Understanding the triggers can help one to avoid those situations.

For some people cigarettes mark the completion of a task. They help them to divide a day into manageable parts. Many people seek the help of cigarettes to cope with difficult situations, stress, nervousness and anxiety. The constant use of cigarettes to overcome these emotions strengthens the smoker’s relationship with tobacco and creates a psychological dependency. Changing psychological habits can be a little difficult and is most challenging task while quitting.

Some smokers feel that smoking improves concentration. A smoker’s body is used to a particular level of nicotine all the time. If this level decreases he has to face withdrawal symptoms. Poor concentration is one of the withdrawal symptoms of addiction. Nicotine Replacement Therapy helps to reduce the loss of concentration in the early weeks of quitting.

Tobacco also acts as a reward or a motivator to the smokers. While quitting, one must find new ways to reward oneself. Smoking is also used as a time pass by many people.

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That was weird.

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Totally agree, it's not just the nicotine addiction, it's the deep rooted psychological habits. Never smoked myself but i've got a few friends who have found it difficult to stop smoking. Some have stopped but during stressful times in their lives they've reverted back to smoking.

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Yeah, I know people who have been able to quit many hard drugs, but unable to kick the smoking habit. Seems to be extremely addictive.

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I totally agree with you Ronald.

Smoking is really a hard task to quit.

Though people know about the ill effects of smoking they will be helpless to quit it.

Nice post...:)

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I agree Linda, some say smoking is harder to quite than drugs such a heroin.

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How dangerous smoking is ! It not only affects the smokers but also the people stay around the smokers. This deadly habit should be given up. It needs huge strength and negative mindset towards smoking to prevent. It is said that neuron excites  smokers to smoke. So smoker should wage a war against smoking to avoid this fatal habit.

 

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You are so right about second hand smoke. I grew up in a house full of smokers and had to breath in all that second had smoke for many, many years.

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Same here, I was raised in a home of smokers and had to breath it in for many years.

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Second hand smoke is disgusting and should be banned! Let them put an air tight box on their head and smoke!

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No one even in our remote family smokes and I really consider myself lucky in this way.

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You are lucky Momin, smoking is a really hard habit to kick.

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It sure does, and it sucks even more when you were raised around it when people didn't seem to know the dangers of second hand smoke.

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You are lucky Momin, smoking is a really hard habit to kick.

​You are so so right. I really know how hard it is to quit such a habit as smoking. I was really really lucky. Even my two closest friends do not smoke, which is again a plus for me. 

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I hear it's one of the hardest habits to kick. Most people I know who smoke are always quitting, but soon they are back to smoking. They want to quit so bad but they are unable to do so.

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Yes ^^^ you are so right. My friend told me about his father that he was a chain smoker initially. He tried to quit this habit but he could not. He went to a counselor and then a physician and then a public health specialist and he tried with all three of them but all was in vain eventually. After trying for 11 long years, he was so upset that he could not get rid of this particular habit and he finally returned to his normal chain smoking behavior, which is obviously disastrous. :(

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I know several smokers myself, some who even smoke around their children. Freaking idiots.

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The people I know who smoke are at least intelligent enough to stay away from other people. They understand that most people don't want to breath in the garbage.

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I know several smokers myself, some who even smoke around their children. Freaking idiots.

​Sadly, my dad was one of those persons (which you just called idiots and rightly so actually, to be honest). This was perhaps the main reason why both of my brothers are chain smokers. However, I am happy that my husband does not smoke which is quite comfortable for me. 

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I know several smokers myself, some who even smoke around their children. Freaking idiots.

​Sadly, my dad was one of those persons (which you just called idiots and rightly so actually, to be honest). This was perhaps the main reason why both of my brothers are chain smokers. However, I am happy that my husband does not smoke which is quite comfortable for me. 

My dad was a chain smoker too.

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I know several smokers myself, some who even smoke around their children. Freaking idiots.

​Sadly, my dad was one of those persons (which you just called idiots and rightly so actually, to be honest). This was perhaps the main reason why both of my brothers are chain smokers. However, I am happy that my husband does not smoke which is quite comfortable for me. 

My dad was a chain smoker too.

​Sad, so my opinion regarding smoking is that it is better to stay away from it because it is almost next to impossible to quit smoking. 

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^^^ Yes agreed, it is better to stay away from smoking, as compared to quitting it afterwards. :(

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My paternal uncle was really bad at this. He quit and restarted smoking at least four times in his life and it was kind of really sad. I always had pity on him because I could see in his eyes, how much he wanted to leave this habit but eventually, he could not. :(

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It's a very brutal habit to quit. I have seen many of my friends try over and over again to quit, and they fail every time.

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