5 Steps That Lead To Smoking Relapse

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Many people get hooked on to cigarettes even long after they have quit the habit. There are several factors that can lead to a smoking relapse. Here are some of them.

Feeling sorry for yourself
Every time a person, who has quit smoking sees someone else smoke, he is surrounded by the feeling of self pity. A non smoker is always bound to feel that he is being deprived of something in life. But, stop those feelings of self pity right there. Instead, you should pity the person who is smoking because the smoker will die of lung cancer or other health problems some or the other day. And remember that every smoker wants to quit, just the way you wanted to when you were addicted to the habit.

Lack of confidence
Many people fail several times to kick the butt before they are able to eventually give up the habit. These failed attempts to quit smoking often result in lack of confidence in a person. This is the reason why many people think that there is no point trying as they will get back to smoking sooner or later. But, you must give away these thoughts if you really want to get rid of the habit. Start thinking positively and you will soon be motivated enough to quit.

Blaming others
'I am unable to quit smoking because my friend does it all the time.' These are the kind of excuses many people give when they are unable to give up the habit. Stop blaming others and take responsibility for your own actions. Even if your friend smokes, it does not mean that you cannot quit the habit. When you learn to take responsibility for your actions, you will be able to fight the problem better.

Discretions in the quitting program
Many people make small discretions in the program to quit smoking. They feel it is okay to smoke one cigarette once in a while and they will not get hooked to the habit again. This usually happens when people have given up the habit for some time. After some time, former smokers begin to forget the breathlessness, chronic cough and other health problems they faced due to smoking, earlier. Thus, they get into the trap of a 'just one cigarette today' and they get addicted to the habit again. So, make sure that there are no discretions in your quitting program.

Quitting smoking is not easy. Many people have to struggle for months before they are able to give up the habit successfully. They feel that they will never be able to give up the habit. This impatience drives them to taking up the habit again. Don't be too harsh on yourself when trying to quit. You may face difficulties initially but you will be able to quit for sure.

Try to avoid these factors to ensure that you do not fall prey to the habit again.