Education

Do you think that educating yourself about what smoking does to you has been a big help in your quit.

The reasion I ask is that on my lastest quit I have read as much as I can on smoking. I have watched nasty videos on You Tube and been on Whyquit.

If i get a craving I can replay all ive read and seen in my head and it does help.

Before i just buried my head in the sand and pretended it wouldnt happen to me.

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  • LOL see its very interesting getting other views on this.

    At least your breathing better. xx

  • For me personally educating myself on what to expect on my quitting journey has helped me allot. I still find myself listening to the Alan Carr CD on the way to work.

  • Hey lets face it knowledge is our advantage over the beasts as humans, without our brains why would we even consider quitting? Its a leap of faith to just quit without a bit of understanding. Or why else would we join forums? to vent our spleen? well maybe.The troubles we have seen on this forum have been horrendous, we should be all together in our quits. it isnt easy, its dam hard if we are honest. so maybe im taking a leap of faith in humanity. could we just start over?????? xxx :confused:

  • knowledge is everything...!

    I did write a chunk on it....

    nosmokingday.org.uk/forum/s...

    :D

  • Darkside must have been down for essential maintenance last night as well??

  • Darkside must have been down for essential maintenance last night as well??

    This is exactly what i mean. Why..........................

    Its these little comments that there is just no need for. As far as i know the other forum is working perfectly well but i have choosen to come here and post. Until NSD tells me I cant I will continue.

  • knowledge is everything...!

    I did write a chunk on it....

    nosmokingday.org.uk/forum/s...

    :D

    So you did Austin , and a lot more elequantly than i did. well said mate sorry i missed that. xxx :)

  • Ohh yes I see it now too. Thanks.

  • Darkside must have been down for essential maintenance last night as well??

    i know it's early saturday morning but i'm gonna need that one explaining to me too...sorry..!!

  • i know it's early saturday morning but i'm gonna need that one explaining to me too...sorry..!!

    I think he means that because i was posting on here the other forum must have been down.

    This is what i mean about being jumped on for nothing.

  • Hi Flippy,

    Reading AC did me the world of good. It changed my whole perspective in a matter of days.

    Reading up on sites like WhyQuit also helped but ultimately it was AC's book that did it for me.

    However, I have had a bit of a rocky ride lately in that I get some strong 'thoughts'...reminiscing thoughts mostly...:confused: but I have to say that, yes, education HAS helped me this time round. Quite alot actually.

  • I did read Allen Carr but it didnt really help me.:( Maybe i should give it another read. I have that susan Hepburn one with the Cd

  • I didnt for a minute think it was an argumentative statement.

    I may go and lie in a quiet room with my Cd today.

  • Do you think that educating yourself about what smoking does to you has been a big help in your quit.

    Hell yes. More important than any other factor in my opinion. Whether it was Neil Casey, Joel Spitzer (from whyquit) or others such as truthwillout.co.uk. I would champion it to anyone wanting to quit without a doubt.

  • I too have told people about educating themselves rather than just quitting. But i find that some people still dont, like my husband.

    Ive given him the talk about not giving anything up and to see it as setting himself free but he dont get it.

    I think its hard work and it dont just come easy to most quitters.

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