Drinking is one of those things that many people say will cause you to relapse into smoking. When you quit smoking, you’re supposed to quit drinking, partying, and seeing your friends…and that doesn’t sound fun at all. It’s enough to make you not want to quit smoking.
Well, luckily that’s not the case. You don’t need to stop drinking to quit smoking. If you were to quit smoking the way that almost everyone thinks how people quit, however, you would have to quit drinking, or really doing anything at all, because all of those things can make you pick up smoking all over again…if you’ve quit the wrong way.
So, you’re asking, what’s the right way to stop? The way I see it, there are two ways that people quit smoking. They either force themselves to not smoke, or they become non-smokers.
There’s a difference between those two. Someone who forces themselves not to smoke still wants to smoke, they’re just denying themselves cigarettes. Someone who has become a non-smoker couldn’t really care less about smoking. As such, someone who has become a non-smoker could easily go to the bar or hang out with their friends without wanting cigarettes, because they don’t want them anyway.
In other words, the best way to quit smoking is to not want to smoke any more. If you don’t want to smoke any more, then you won’t think about cigarettes when you normally would, because you don’t feel the need to smoke.
Now that we’ve figured all of that out, you’re probably wondering just how you go about stopping your want for cigarettes, since otherwise all we’ve done here is change the name of the problem without really coming up with a solution…