Just as Pavlov's dogs were trained to salivate at the sound of a bell, smokers unconsciously train themselves to desire a cigarette at certain times, and in response to certain events.
Psychologists call this a conditioned response, and handling it is a critical part of quitting smoking that cannot be ignored, if you are to be successful as a non-smoker.
The longer you have smoked the more deeply entrenched those habits will be. There are many such habits that are obvious, for example the end of a meal, and there are many such habits that are not so obvious.Click Here to return to the Home PageClick Here to Get Started Now
For example, given there are about ten puffs in a cigarette, a pack a day smoker raises their hand to their mouth more than 73,000 times per year. Problem is, when a smoker quits abruptly (e.g. Cold Turkey) they unconsciously continue the habit of raising their hand to their mouth - only to substitute food for a cigarette, thus gaining weight. It doesn't need to be that way!
Psychologists tell us that it takes 4-6 weeks to effectively break an entrenched habit. Resolving these issues before you quit is part of the SMOKENDERS step-by-step, seven week approach and is why we insist you continue to smoke for the first four weeks, while we guide you to a calm and comfortable solution to the smoking habit.
Our weekly video lessons, daily Action Steps and email reminders assist you in breaking those old habits and establishing new healthy habits instead. This approach is so effective - We guarantee it!