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If you have ever tried to quit smoking cigarettes, you know the task is almost unbearable. It feels like you are going insane. Your skin feels weird, your heart races, your temper is out of control, and all that is only day 1. Truly quitting takes time, effort, and some help. Why? Nicotine, the addictive chemical in tobacco is more addictive than heroin.
The struggle is real
I was a smoker for almost half my life, and tried to quit several times. Sometimes I would make it a few months, sometimes only a few days. I had to leave extra money at home, so I wouldn’t be tempted to grab a pack. Even today, the smell of a cigarette can call to me like a fresh baked pie on a windowsill. I still find myself occasionally standing uncomfortably close to strangers who are lighting up, always downwind.
The crazy ways we try to quit
Friends of mine that have tried to quit have gone to pretty great lengths. Some used acupuncture or hypnosis. Another put a rubber band on her wrist and snapped it…