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First things first, I feel cold turkey is THE method of choice.  Why is that?  Well, it’s ultimately what worked for me, after 20+ years of “fake” cigarettes, patches, herbs, and the like.  (Well…sort of.  I did use a rather extreme method of “pattern interrupt” to shock my body and brain away from the physical and psychological.)  Cold turkey doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, so we wanted to put together a place where someone could find quit smoking aids, all in one place.

Previous to the final time I would quit, I did find some success for varying lengths of time, while using smoking cessation products.  If you truly want/need to quit smoking, you need to quit the physical, psychological AND chemical addiction to cigarettes.  Like ripping off a band-aid, sometimes…you just have to go for it.  However, some people prefer to overcome the psychological and physical addictions, while gradually stepping down their chemical addiction.  If you are like that, you should definitely check out the exclusive store of Quit Smoking Products compiled by IFQ.

What are some of the physical, psychological, and chemical addictions?

Physical addiction

  • grabbing for your pack when the phone rings,
  • lighting up when you get in the car,
  • being within close proximity of cigarettes at all times,
  • etc.

Psychological addiction

  • to reduce a feeling of anxiety or nervousness,
  • to calm down when upset or angry,
  • to socialize with other smokers,
  • when feeling restless,
  • as relaxation,
  • to take a break from work,
  • etc.

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Chemical addiction

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 (and as many as 7,000) chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.  Think about the names/products you just read.

  • Tar – that stuff roads are made of!
  • Carbon Monoxide – uhhh…think of a running car in a closed garage – no thank you!
  • Formaldehyde – that clear liquid from science class that they soak animal parts in to make them last…indefinitely!
  • Hydrogen Cyanide – a chemical causing suffocation. It interferes with the normal use of oxygen by nearly every organ in our body!
  • Arsenic – a poisonous metallic element – and yes, in the right dosage – it’s lethal!
  • DDT – if there is a single pesticide almost everyone can name, it’s DDT.

At the core of a smoker is an addict.  Addict…a powerful word that conjures all sorts of images and emotions – each unique to the individual.  Accept that you are addicted and know the addiction covers multiple realms – physical, psychological, and chemical.  Overcoming all of them requires determination, strong will, AND a support group.

Whether you plan to be a cold turkey quitter or want a little help, the #1 factor in your success is support, so make sure you have a plan and connect with other quitters.  You can get started at https://ifinallyquit.com/get-started.