Tony Longobardi Presents…
“3 Common Myths about Smoking that Keep Moms of Young Kids Hooked”
(…and feeling guilty for being a bad example)
THEY THINK SMOKING IS RELAXING
Moms of young kids need some relaxation, some Mommy time, some me time. Remember the song by the Rolling Stones, “Mother’s Little Helper.” They think that having a cigarette relaxes them after a tough day with the kids.
However, nicotine is not a relaxant; nicotine is a stimulant like caffeine. Smoking causes stress. “When can I have my next cigarette, where can I have my next cigarette, will I have enough cigarettes to last the rest of the day, where can I buy more cigarettes?” Nicotine withdrawal feels like stress. Smoking a cigarette relieves the nicotine withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. Smoking is like wearing tight shoes just to get the relief of taking them off.
But you say: “After a hard day with the kids, having a cigarette relaxes me.” Let’s look at that. You’ve had a hard day with the kids, now they’re at school or in bed, you sit down and have a cigarette, you feel relaxed. Why do you feel relaxed? Because the kids are gone, you’re sitting down and taking a break, technically you’re doing breathing exercises (inhale, hold, exhale; although you’re breathing in cancer causing smoke), and you’re relieving the nicotine withdrawal from the previous cigarette. So you feel relaxed, you associate smoking with relaxation (a Pavlovian or automatic response) and nicotine gets credit for what it doesn’t deserve. You could have felt relaxed by sitting down, doing some deep breathing exercises, and having a cup of coffee or tea.
This is very important for you to understand if you want to stop smoking with ease. Nicotine is not a relaxant, nicotine is a stimulant. The only reason smoking seems to be relaxing is because smoking relieves the nicotine withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. Smoking is like wearing tight shoes to get the relief of taking them off.
Next time you want to feel relaxed, do this: sit down, have a cup of coffee or tea, and do some deep breathing exercises. Breathe in for 5 seconds, breathe out for 5 seconds. Do the 4-7-8 breath. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and breathe out for 8 seconds. Do that 4 times then let your breathing return to normal. You’ll feel calm, relaxed, and in control; able to manage any situation in a calm, relaxed, and sensible manner.
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THEY THINK IF THEY STOP SMOKING THEY’LL GAIN WEIGHT
“Won’t Gain Weight”
Some moms of young kids are concerned about gaining weight if they stop smoking. That’s a very legitimate concern since you may have gained weight when your kids were babies, have now returned to your normal weight, and don’t want to gain weight again. The facts are, contrary to the myth, nicotine is not an appetite suppressant.
In fact, by stopping smoking, you’ll be able to eat less and enjoy it more, once that nasty cigarette taste is out of your mouth. Your sense of smell and taste will improve, so you can eat mindfully instead of mindlessly, and eat less. Also, you’ll have a stronger lung capacity, so you can work out more, enjoy the fun activities you like to do, and burn more calories.
But you say: “When I’m smoking, I’m not eating. If I stop smoking, I’ll want to do something else with my hands, like eat more.” There are so many other things you can do with your hands besides eat. Once you’re smoke free, you won’t have that constant stress cause by the previous cigarette. Your awareness will increase and you’ll be aware if you are truly hungry, or just trying to change the way you feel.
It’s not worth continuing to smoke because you think you’ll gain weight if you stop. Stopping smoking doesn’t cause weight gain, eating more causes weight gain.
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THEY THINK THEY ARE GIVING UP SOMETHING
“Giving Up Nothing”
Some moms of young kids struggle to stop smoking because they think by stopping smoking they’re “giving up” something. They think they’re denying themselves of something, depriving themselves of a pleasure, or making a sacrifice.
But the beautiful truth is by stopping smoking you’re not giving up anything. You’re not denying yourself of anything, you’re not depriving yourself of a pleasure, or making a sacrifice; because cigarettes do absolutely nothing for you except relieve the nicotine withdrawal caused by the previous cigarette.
When you had that very first cigarette, you introduced nicotine into your body and created a nicotine parasite that craves nicotine. As the nicotine started leaving your body you experienced nicotine withdrawal which is a feeling similar to stress. When you had the next cigarette you relieved the nicotine withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on ever since that first cigarette.
Cigarettes are your enemies. They are liars, murderers, and thieves. We’ve been lied to and tricked by the genius marketing of the tobacco companies into thinking there’s some kind of pleasure in smoking. Cigarettes are murderers, slowly poisoning you to death; and thieves, stealing your money (and what do you get for that money spent… the privilege of poisoning yourself to death.) This must be your mindset for you to stop smoking with ease.
Do you want to add 7 to 10 healthier years to your life which you can spend with your kids and grandkids? Do you want to no longer smell like smoke? Do you want to get back your wind, energy level, sense of taste and smell; lose the social stigma of smoking, and take control of your life?
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