The 10 LIES ABOUT SMOKING
Lies about Addictions
Cigarette Smoking is as physically addicting
as hard drugs like heroin.
The reason you can't stop the behavior is because
you are addicted to nicotine.
Quitting smoking is always hard because
all addictions take a long time to break.
Once you have been a smoker you will always want cigarettes
even after you have quit.
Lies about Cravings, Withdrawals and Weight Gain
The nicotine is what causes cravings and withdrawals
when you quit.
When you do quit you will have cravings and withdrawals
because everybody does.
If you quit you will gain weight, because everybody
overeats and gains when they quit smoking.
Cigarette-substitute products (such as nicotine gum and patches)
can replace your desire to smoke.
People smoke because the nicotine relaxes them
and calms them down.
The actual cigarette (the smoke, nicotine, or the tar) is what is calming, relaxing and psychologically satisfying.