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    Hi tiny buddha community,

    I really needed to get this off my chest. I quit smoking last September while I was at University. For the summer, I moved back near my fathers house which is over a hour away from school. I started smoking again. I don’t know why exactly I would smoke again. I guess this move has been stressful and uncomfortable for me. I think it’s my inner teenager saying, “smoke a cigarette.” I told myself one pack then I’m done but yesterday I bought another pack out of the depression I was feeling. I just woke up and am starting my day. I am going to promise myself today to not smoke a cigarette.

    Does anyone else suffer with addiction to cigarettes?


    Dear Christine

    @ All the addiction resulted because “You” taking instruction from Mind, not Mind taking instruction from “You”. To out from addiction one need to take in charge of Mind. Meditate to have this capability.

    @ If you are looking for meaningful life and not pleasure seeking life then body is very important. If ur body get sick then u are finished, not all can be cured. This awareness should help you to quit smoking.



    Smoking is dangerous for everyone but we smoke. We should quit smoking anyways. I would like to give you thanks that you quit it.


    I had this problem too, and I didn’t even know why I was smoking cigarettes yet I’d smoke a pack a day. I realized I had to make the choice to stop, not just thinking someday I would. And that meant deciding not to give into the cravings and buy another pack, it meant not driving around by myself if I didn’t have to because I know I’d smoke the whole time. Find another way to occupy yourself or handle your feelings. You have to know and decide that you’re stronger than the addiction and fight it because you will realize that after time passes, the cravings become less and less and you won’t even think about it anymore. it does take time to get there and you will probably go back again, but don’t lose hope success isn’t linear. Keep going and you will see the beauty in not having to depend on anything to be happy


    I quit the evil weed for fourteen years and started again for three years. I’m free again but the reality is ex-smokers are never truly free, we are recovering addicts for the rest of our lives.

    Sir Walter Raleigh has a lot to answer for!

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