Top 5 Reasons People Are Afraid To Quit Smoking

Considering it’s a well-known fact that smoking is terrible for you, many smokers are actually afraid to quit smoking. Here are five reasons why smokers are afraid to kick this bad habit to the curb:

  • Withdrawal Symptoms Are Too Hard To Handle

While quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, withdrawal symptoms can make you want to pick up the habit again. We’ve been there. You feel irritated, can’t seem to concentrate on anything, have an extreme headache, and can’t seem to get enough sleep. What’s worse is that you feel that these symptoms will never go away. That’s withdrawal symptoms for you. Most smokers are afraid to quit smoking because they don’t want to deal with the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms related to quitting cigarettes. Our program helps remind our users that withdrawal symptoms are only temporary and help them get through this trying period of the smoking cessation journey.

  • I have failed so many times before.

Failure is not easy. As ex-smokers ourselves we know the feeling of hopelessness the quit, fail, quit, fail roller coaster creates. But we are here to change that. Millions of people fail at quitting smoking each day because they depend on the antiquated methods and products that have been sold to them for years yet have been proven to have limited success. Our program offers you the hope and comfort of knowing that this time will be different.

  • Quitting Will Be Too Stressful

Most people smoke to help reduce their stress and anxiety. Thus, the thought of quitting the thing that calms them down creates a stress roller coaster that most smokers would wish to avoid. Hence they reach out for another cigarette. However, the short-lived relief you experience after smoking is not a true relief from your addiction-related stress. Once your cigarette is over, you begin your ascent to the next stress peak. What’s worse is smoking also contributes to your physical stress since it covers your lungs with tar making them less efficient at absorbing oxygen into the bloodstream. Less oxygen in the body means less oxygen for your brain, which the brain will register as stress.

But the good news is several studies show that quitting smoking actually helps you reduce stress. Our program helps you learn and implement healthy strategies to proactively reduce the stress of quitting smoking.

  • I’m Afraid of Gaining Weight

There is a common misconception that quitting smoking will cause you to gain a ton of weight. Nevertheless, you should note that not everyone who quits smoking gains weight, and even if they do, it’s around six to nine pounds, not the 50-100 pounds that most people fear.

Nicotine has been proven to be an appetite suppressant and also speeds up your metabolism. Thus, when a person chooses to quit smoke they may face an increased appetite and a cause them to crave high-calorie foods like sweet and fatty foods. However, our program takes this into account and provides its users simple tips such as keeping only healthy snacks on hand or substituting healthier carbs for empty calories to ensure they don’t fall prey to weight gain and lead a healthier lifestyle. While the idea of gaining weight may seem scary to some people, the numerous other benefits you get from quitting smoking completely outweigh the prospect of gaining weight.

  • Fear The Damage Is Already Done

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Whether you have been smoking for a week or 10 years, making the choice to never smoke again is one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life. You begin reaping the benefits of quitting smoking within hours of smoking your last cigarette. This will continue for the rest of your life. Once you quit smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drop, your circulation improves, your lung function increases, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal, and you reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact, people who quit have fewer complications from their existing medical problems, fewer additional medical problems, and their response to treatments improves by not smoking.