4 reasons why it is difficult to quit smoking?

 Quit Smoking TodayThere are many reasons why it is so hard to quit smoking.  This article will cover some of the major reasons why it is so difficult to quit smoking. It is possible to get past the difficulties of quitting, but one will have to understand the “why” and how they can overcome it.  The four major reasons why it is so difficult to quit smoking is that we are creatures of habit, nicotine is extremely addictive, cigarettes are readily available, many people lack will power. If you want to quit smoking you will have find internal motivation to quit smoking and have a good understanding so you can overcome the difficulties.

1.)    The first major problem reason is that people are creatures of habit. Those who have been smoking for a long time experience have patterns of smoking that will be hard to break.  Think about it…What do you do on a typical day?  Most of use have patterns from the moment we get up.  Most people when they wake up in the morning might go get a cup of coffee, take a shower, brush their teeth and eat breakfast.  The same holds true for how you smoke, making it difficult to quit smoking. You might smoke after you eat a meal, while you’re driving, or in social situations.  If this is the case for you, you might want to start thinking about the “triggers” or habits you have while you smoke. Being aware of this will make it easy to quit smoking.

2.)    The second is Nicotine is a chemically addictive substance.  Ninety percent of people who smoke will develop a chemical dependency to Nicotine. This will make it very difficult to quit smoking.  The reason that nicotine is highly addictive is because of its chemical makeup. When we have nicotine enter our bloodstream, nicotine releases serotonin into our body. After continued usage, our bodies depend on nicotine to only release serotonin into our body.  When we become depleted, we actually fall into a depression, which we will need nicotine to release more serotonin into our body.  Symptoms include anxiety, depression, frustration, withdrawal, body aches, head aches, and mood swings.  This cycle becomes creates a large dependence the more that a individual smokes.

3.)    The third is the availability to get cigarettes.  We are a society of convenience and getting a pack of smokes is extremely easy to do. There is nothing illegal about smoking in any country (assuming you are over the age of 18), there for the availability of cigarettes is easy to get to.  You can pick up a pack of smokes at any convenience store, supermarket, drug store, casino or bar. Most smokers are very liberal with giving away a cigarette to a fellow smoker.

4.)    People lack the will power to quit smoking. Most people that attempt to quit smoking lack the will power or internal motivation to quit smoking. A person who really wants to quit smoking will truly have to want to quit smoking.  Just because a person is receiving pressure from a family or friend to quit, is sometimes not enough to make someone want to quit smoking. That person who is just trying to appease the person to stop has an extremely high failure rate.  The person who is quitting needs to have the internal drive to quit for their own personal gain.  That individual will find it less difficult to quit smoking.

It is difficult to quit smoking, but if you understand that difficulties in quitting, you will find your path to smoking cessation much easier. The saying is true as ridiculous as it sounds…knowledge is power!



Name: John Durham
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Hi, my name is John and I am proud to say that I am smoke free for almost 5 years! I have recently decided to start writing for Stopcigarettes.net to help those who want to quit the habit.  Quitting Smoking is a very difficult thing to do and hopefully this the resources on this website can help aid other to becoming smoke free.