The Real Cause of Smoking
The real cause of why people smoke is the mental habit
None of the main quit smoking methods focus on this real cause of smoking. That’s why they don’t work. That's why you're still smoking.
Have you noticed that you smoke in basically the same situations every day? Common ones are:
- First thing in the morning
- After a meal
- With a coffee
- On the phone
- While driving
- At certain times at work
- In stressful situations
- With certain other people
- While drinking alcohol
When you do something repeatedly it forms a habit.
The average smoker smokes around 20 cigarettes a day. Each cigarette involves around 10 repetitions of raising your hand up to your mouth, taking a puff and lowering your hand down again. That’s 200 repetitions every day. What else do you do 200 times a day? Nothing! Except breathing (and that's a good habit to have).
Do you think a habit might form if you did something 200 times every day? You bet it would!
And when you do this repeatedly in certain situations (as listed above) the habit gets linked to those situations. So whenever you find yourself in a situation where you regularly smoke, this automatic habit will take over and lead you to light up a cigarette.
So how do you get rid of the smoking habit?
Well firstly you need to know where your habits are located. Your habits are located in your subconscious mind. Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that you are aware of and that you use during the day to think with. Your subconscious mind is where all the things you have learnt are stored including your habits.
And your subconscious mind is much more powerful than your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind is what is in control of you most of the time. You’ve heard the saying “We’re creatures of habit”? Well, most of time we are simply acting out of habit and these habits come from our subconscious mind.
It is like when you drive somewhere and get to your destination and realise you don’t remember much of the drive. This is because, consciously you were thinking about other things and what took over driving the car was your subconscious mind because driving a car for you is a learned habit. You can think about other things with your conscious mind and your subconscious mind takes over driving the car from habit.
So in order to quit smoking you need to remove the habit of smoking in your subconscious mind.
That is why it often feels like there is an internal battle going on when you try to quit smoking using other methods. The ‘battle’ is between your conscious mind that you are trying to use to quit smoking (your ‘will power’) and your subconscious mind which is still in the habit of smoking!
And this is why the Quit Smoking in 60 minutes system works so well. It is solely focussed at removing your smoking habit at the subconscious level of your mind. This system goes right to the very cause of why you smoke.