addiction to nicotine has been compared to the addiction to heroin in
its strength. Not only is the physical addiction strong, but the
emotional addiction is equally difficult to break.
likely you've quit smoking before, and though you got past the physical
cravings, the emotional pull toward smoking never left. You
might have felt guilty in that you were denying yourself something
which was still desirable.
becomes an ingrained part of your life, a ritual that accompanies
certain activities, places and times of the day. Your life becomes
centered around the triggers of thinking about the next cigarette, the physical act of
smoking, time spent buying cigarettes, and perpetual anxiety about
running out of them.