Smoking Helps When I’m Stressed


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Smoking reducing stress is another common misconception.

I cannot argue with you that it may APPEAR this way, but again this is what Neil Casey calls “the nicotine trick”.

The illusion that smoking causes relaxation, when in fact it is only relieving (temporarily) the effects of the stress caused by the previous cigarette.

Add to this the vitamin C depletion that smoking causes, not to mention various other nutrients, which is needed in the production of stress response hormones.

As a smoker you are likely to have certain stress triggers when you reach for a cigarette.

It is vital you tap on these triggers to remove the association of smoking in stressful situations for you.

Look at the following and use these to help formulate setup phrases specific to you.

Here are some suggestions for your set-up phrases…

 

“Even though I still believe that
smoking does help me deal with stress,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to accept the truth…
the more I smoke the more I am starving my body of vitamin C
and the more stressed I will feel.”

 

“Even though I feel at a loss without my cigarettes
to help support me in stressful situations,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to have the courage to face short-term discomfort
whilst my body adjusts to me not smoking anymore.”

 

“Even though it is so automatic for me to
reach for cigarettes in times of stress,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to consciously be aware of what I am doing
so I can break this habit.”

 

“Even though I need to smoke when the bills come in,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to change my behaviour and
put on the kettle or take a few deep breaths instead of smoking.”

 

“Even though I have an intense urge to smoke
when I’m stuck in traffic,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to forgive myself and anybody else involved and
have the courage to resist this urge.”

 

“Even though I must smoke before I speak to certain people
to calm my nerves,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to easily and deliberately release my smoking need.”

 

“Even though I must smoke at least a packet of cigarettes
to get through all the extra work I take home with me,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose instead to eat healthy snacks
to give me the real energy to get through
all the work I need to get done.”

 

 

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