Why is it so difficult to quit smoking?

Nicotine is a powerful drug which promotes an addiction.

 Quitting smoking is NOT a matter of will power, it is a matter of your tolerance training which strikes the pleasure centers of your brain within 6 seconds of lighting up. Saying good-bye to cigarettes is not easy. For most smokers, letting go of cigarettes is like letting go of a friend and companion. In addition, cigarettes neutralize feelings of anxiety, stress and boredom. Since researchers suggest that 1-pack a day smokers live “on the average” 8 years less than non-smokers, ask yourself how much you value your life, time and health. It is possible to quit with the right plan, resources, and support. Readiness to quit is the key.

You can quit and stay quit. It takes a plan, support and commitment.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.