6. Do you get less of an effect than you once didof pleasure or satisfactionfrom the same number of cigarettes each day?
7. Do you continue to smoke, even though you enjoy only 10 to 20 percent of the cigarettes you light up?
If you answered yes to questions 6 and 7, know that many people get sick of their addiction over time, especially after age 40. What was social and fun becomes rote habit with less pleasure than advertised. Keeping this in mind can motivate you to move forward with breathing free.
8. Do you still enjoy smoking most or all of the time?
If you answered yes, ask yourself if it would be nice to shed the burden of guilt and shame you carry from smoking. Remember, this is your body, and there is only one available for each customer. So even with all the new replacement parts available, you still cant protect your body from the pollution in cigarette smoke.
9. Do you feel anxious and nervous, and has this continued every day for the past two weeks?
If you answered yes, you may have more anxiety about getting through your breathe-free day (the first day without cigarettes). In that case, you may need to pay extra attention to the next stepworking on preparation, confidence building, and motivation.
10. Do you feel sad and blue, and has this continued every day for the past two weeks?
If you answered yes, you may have more emotional discomfort after getting through your breathe-free day. Your nicotine withdrawal symptoms might be harder so work out your strategies with an expert.