Have you been quit for a while — maybe even a few months — and you still get strong craves on occasion? Do you wonder if maybe there’s something wrong with you, that you’re still having such strong cravings this long after you quit? Do you ever question if maybe you’re just not strong enough?
Have you thought about joining a 12-Step group, like NA (Nicotine Anonymous)? Do you think something like that might help you quit and stay quit long-term? It’s possible that it might, but if you do your research, you’ll find that programs like NA (and the original 12-Step program, Alcoholics Anonymous) post about a 5% success rate over time (other people will interpret the numbers differently; I encourage you to do your own research and draw your own conclusions).
When you’re quitting smoking, it’s important to avoid unnecessary stress as much as you can. Here are 52 proven stress relievers (this is my version of a list that I’ve seen on several different websites, so if some of them look familiar to you, that’s probably why):
What is the most important trait a quitter needs to make sure their quit is successful? Most people would say “willpower,” or “determination,” or even “stubbornness,” but most people would be wrong.