Smoking is an addiction and too many people say and write that it is the hardest addiction to beat. This is not true. There are no physical withdrawal aches or pains. We are easily distracted from thinking about lighting up. The hardest part of quitting is a sense of emptiness. Surely we can endure that for a few weeks or months.
In Canada all tobacco ads are supposedly banned from TV, billboards, etc. Even the few stores that sell cigarettes have no large inviting displays...the packages are hidden behind unmarked metal shelving. HOWEVER, tobacco companies do flood us with advertising once more and that is in the form of NRT's. At the same time they are trying to sell us nicotine gum, inhalants or Champix, the ads are cleverly designed to remind us how "calming" and "enjoyable" nicotine is in any form. This despite the government ads demanding honesty in advertising. The laugh is on us, as always. This alone is a great reason to quit....let their ads backfire.