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Part I: Intro
Your Struggle
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Top 10 reasons
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Smoking Denial
Just Once!
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Part 2: Prepare

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Believe In Yourself
Prepare Yourself
Health Issues
Prepare for Battle
Plan A Quit Event
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Time to Quit


Part 3: Quit!

Work to Do
Contract Intro
The Contract
NSA Willpower Mantra
Willpower Tools
Your Best Tool
You're On Your Own


Part 4: Survey

Final Survey
Farewell


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Your NeverSmokeAgain willpower tool collection.

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You have just spent quite a lot of your own valuable time reading through NeverSmokeAgain.Com and whether you realize it or not, the result is that you have collected your own set of willpower tools. And, as you learn to use these tools you will become more and more skilled and effective at using willpower to insure that you will be a non-smoker for life. Using willpower to quit smoking is a skill - a skill that you learn and practice. As you do this you should get better and better at it. At first you crawl and then you walk. Its just like everything else you do in life. There's a learning curve to getting good at using these tools. Recognize that using the tools that you gained from the NeverSmokeAgain.Com program will get easier and easier as time goes on. 

Now, lets review what these tools are that you will use as you go through the lifelong process of being a non-smoker.

Honesty

First we examined how you may have started smoking and why. You probably started smoking when you were young and quickly became addicted to nicotine. Then we said that you had to have been in a state of 'Denial' about your smoking and that you eventually owned up to the truth about the ill effects of smoking and now you are no longer in denial. You have become honest with yourself about the perils of smoking and now you are doing the right thing by quitting smoking. You can use your HONEST outlook on the realities of your smoking past to aid you in having a more positive attitude about your non-smoking future. You can't learn when you are in denial.

Willpower

Hopefully you have a better understanding about what willpower is, but most importantly, you have learned that one's willpower is not at a constant level and that we sometimes have a strong sense of willpower and sometimes a weak sense of willpower. Willpower is a confusing concept because of the changing nature of what willpower is. You CAN use willpower to achieve your smoking cessation goals. Willpower is what you make of it. The key is to recognize when your willpower is weak and then use the tools you have learned to strengthen your willpower. You CAN utilize willpower skills to enhance your sense of willpower with a better understanding of what willpower is and how to recognize when your willpower is weak.

Have reasons for quitting

You can strengthen your willpower by receiving positive inspiration from your reasons for quitting smoking. The more you believe in your reasons for quitting smoking the easier and more natural your smoking cessation experience will be. Having CLEAR reasons to quit smoking will give a greater sense of purpose to your efforts. I listed my top ten reasons for quitting smoking. You may have different reasons. What is most important is that you truly BELIEVE that quitting smoking is in yours and everyone's best interest and that you are doing the right thing by quitting smoking.

Permanence

By quitting just once and FOREVER you will make quitting smoking easier. The one-day-at-a-time method forces you to make the decision to quit over and over again. By making the decision just once you can concentrate on using willpower to to quit smoking. Non-smokers are people that don't smoke at any time, now or in the future. You can't be a temporary non-smoker or you aren't a non-smoker at all. If you haven't quit for the rest of your life then you are just a smoker who isn't currently smoking. Use the idea of PERMANENCE and FOREVER. You can't possibly smoke again because you have already made a decision to commit for the rest of your life to Never Smoke Again.

Don't rely upon smoking cessation drugs

Drugs are a lazy way to quit smoking. A smoking addiction is a combination of physical and psychological dependence and using drugs to placate your desire to smoke is half-baked. While the drugs may reduce your initial desire for a cigarette they do not help with the psychological addiction of smoking. Long after the nicotine has left your body you will still crave smoking because of your brain's memory of having been satiated by inhaling nicotine in the past. The calming feeling that you used to get when you got your nicotine fix will be remembered by your brain for a long time into the future. Using nicotine replacement therapy does not help you with that. What tools do the drug makers leave you with after you have stopped using their patch or gum? Not many. In fact, it is to the drug maker's benefit if you fail at quitting smoking since you will have to buy their products all over again the next time you try to quit.

Smoking cessation drugs are ineffective in the long term. The efficacy tests used by the FDA are highly questionable and those drugs have many side effects.  

Believe that you can succeed

The best way to succeed is to Believe that you can succeed. This notion is ESSENTIAL to the quitting process. You must believe in yourself first. Take a risk. Go out on a limb. You won't fail. You CAN do this. Believe it.

Take care of the basic mechanics of quitting

Throw away your cigarettes. Throw away your ashtrays. Make your home a non-smoking environment. Make your workplace a non-smoking environment. If you do these things, quitting smoking will be far easier since you will have less temptation from seeing other smoke and you will have made an important statement to yourself and others around you that you have become a non-smoker forever.

Recognize the situations that are most likely to cause you to want to smoke

Remember that you made a list? Did you print it out? Did you hang it up somewhere where you will see it regularly? You must be very conscientious of the situations that you will face that will make you think of smoking. You can't avoid those situations but you can be more prepared when you face each situation. For example, if driving in your car is a situation that will make you want to smoke, then be prepared for it. When you are driving in your car, EXPECT to get the urge to smoke. You are less vulnerable to the urge to smoke if you can mentally prepare yourself prior to and during being in that situation.

Remember your BIG QUIT event

You should always be able to reflect back on the moment you quit smoking. Your BIG QUIT event will always hold great meaning for you. Don't treat it lightly. By doing the BIT QUIT event you are making your act of quitting smoking MEMORABLE. This is really important.

Keep you word - Remember that you signed a contract

You agreed to Never Smoke Again. I know that you did because you are reading this page. You couldn't have gotten this far without agreeing. YOU AGREED. Keep your word and Never Smoke Again. Don't back out of your agreement. The agreement is real. The fact that you made the agreement with yourself is more significant than if you had made the agreement with anyone else. Take responsibility for what you agreed to do. NEVER SMOKE AGAIN.

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