Smoking is Social


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Smoking is social?

What can possibly make people believe sitting around sharing a slow suicide together, while poisoning others around them, is a social event is questionable at best.

It certainly seems limited to the human species only.

The foul smell, yellow teeth and bad breath are all overlooked by the smokers mind.

Smoking is distorted into social interaction (with other smokers only, it must be pointed out) to help justify their addiction.

I always remember seeing a poster as a child with the words “kissing a smoker is like kissing the inside of an ashtray”.

The real truth being, smoking is used as a social crutch to help with our own insecurities or need to be socially accepted.

Smokers group together.

It helps them feel better about their own weaknesses.

They often started smoking to be accepted into a group. This primitive drive never left, just suppressed into the subconscious.

Use the following set-up statements and add or change them as appropriate to you.

Be as specific as possible, imagine yourself in these circumstances.

 

“Even though I feel insecure in social situations and
I believe smoking gives me more confidence,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to accept that self confidence comes from within
and not from a smoking habit.”


“Even though I feel comfortable joining a group of smokers
where I am instantly accepted,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to socialize with others who accept me for who I am
and not whether I smoke or not.”


“Even though there is an unspoken bond between those who smoke
and I like that instant and unspoken connection,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to understand the superficiality of the bond and
know that it is based on insecurity and not anything deeper.”


“Even though I desperately need smoking as my social crutch and
I don’t know how I’d cope without my cigarettes,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to accept I may feel uncomfortable
for a short time whilst I adjust and gain real self assurance
without my cigarettes.”


“Even though I fear I won’t be accepted in social situations
by other smokers and be outcast,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to understand their reaction
because they may feel threatened by
my new non-smoking status.”

 


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