Why Don’t People Quit Cigarettes? Everyone knows cigarettes are not good for them. Everyone knows they spend too much money on cigarettes. So, why do people continue to smoke? And better yet, why is it so hard for so many people to quit cigarettes? 63% of smokers want to quit. But they don’t. Why?
Because we are all different.
Some people do not want to put on weight Some people do not want to go through the withdrawal symptoms. Some people do not think they have the willpower to quit cigarettes Some people smoke to relieve stress and relax Some people are addicted to cigarettes The biggest reason of all – Because smoking cigarettes is not actually under your control.
How many cigarettes a day do you actually enjoy? If you are like most maybe 4-5. All the others you smoke almost unconsciously. Smoking cigarettes is usually done by your unconscious mind.
It is like driving. When you first learned how to drive you had to consciously think about it. But what do you do now when you drive? You go down the road, eating your lunch, talking on your phone, and playing with the stereo. You drive unconsciously.
When you first started to smoke you did it consciously. But now it is something your unconscious mind does automatically.So unless you deal with the individual reasons unique to each person, you will not have any luck in quitting cigarettes long term.
Hello, my name is Kim Barden and I am a Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT (Adv)) Practitioner and clinical hypnotherapist. I enjoy working with people to help them become the best version of themselves. BWRT is the 'new kid on the block' in terms of therapy and is having amazing success helping to overcome a number of conditions that we have to face on a day-to-day basis.