Quit Smoking – What Is Your Identity?

How you perceive yourself and the words you use to describe yourself could be critical to your quit smoking success.

Most smokers would say “I am a smoker” this implies that they clearly identify as a smoker. Unconsciously that means that quitting will be harder because in order to do so means creating a new identity.

The breakdown is even more complex. A smoker might say that I smoke to relieve stress, or they smoke to relax, or I smoke when I am bored, etc. These are all mini identities, but they can all be changed.

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