Why do I smoke cigarettes knowing they are bad for me?
I only smoke at home, near a window, with beer.
It's a disgusting habit and makes me smell like an ashtray.
I even have a smoking coat and wash hands and face afterwards
Yet I still do it.
Perhaps I have a death wish for fear of growing old and alone.
If die younger - never get older ...
The Peter-Pan principle?
Tried vaping, that's when I discovered how strong nicotine is. Since did'nt have the smoke to gag me - I kept vaping the nasty tasting crap until I got tight chest and feeling weird. One day of that crap.
I can skip a day of smoking cigarettes but that's because I overdid the day before.
Range of smoking cigs of 0-18 with an average of 9/day. Which is a lot higher than it used to be of around 4-5 cigs/day.
Patches make my skin itch
The gum - I didn't know I was supposed to stop chewing and leave it between gum and cheek so nope that didn't work neither.
The only time I quit was in Boulder when a amore friend was not willing to kiss me because I stank. Quit for 1.5 years then took it up again in Washington when living with a smoker.
Tried a bunch of self hypno.
Remember the 'Cat's Eye' ? James Woods in some of the funniest acting that he's ever done as a man who wants to quit smoking. He goes to a place called Quitters, Inc. This clinic is run by a most unusual doctor played by comedian Alan King. Woods finds out quickly that their methods of trying to make smokers quit are odd. It's a Mafia style quit program. They don't cut off your pinkie finger if caught smoking - they cut off your wife's pinkie. This story isn't really scary but it's downright hilarious with Woods trying desperately to kick the habit.
Short scene: https://youtu.be/Wxy3lP-mH3Y
Considering your attitude concerning the habit, your stated intake and the fact that you continue to do it; I'd say physical addiction is the least of your worries on the matter.
I am trying to quit too. I find the Nicotrol inhalers work the best. Good luck to you.
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