Tip-3: Is Smoking Cigarettes Habit or Addiction?

My name is Joseph Giove. I’m a biomedical engineer and a clinical hypnotist. I’ve helped thousands of people stop smoking over the last twenty five years. I created this video series to help you become free of the habit an addiction of smoking cigarettes.

Is smoking cigarettes a habit or an addiction? The short answer is: it is both. Many people who smoke cigarettes do not believe they are actually addicted and the reality is that they are. You are a social smoker, of course, if you can pick up a cigarette and smoke one, then not smoke one for another 2-3 weeks, then you are not addicted. But nicotine is clearly an addicted substance, and because the process of smoking is both a habit and an addiction, you have to address both in your process of quitting smoking.

A habit requires habit change; nicotine addiction requires detoxification. There are different approaches to an addiction versus a habit but because cigarette smoking is both you have to address both. The failures of other methods in particular nicotine replacements, the most trendy and popular ones now are E-cigarettes, perpetuate the addictive process. The addiction can trigger the habit; the habit can trigger the addiction. That is why in my practice almost everyone I see, and I mean 95% of the people I see, have tried nicotine replacements and they are either still smoking or they have become addicted to the E-cigarette or the patch, the gum and so on.

Let’s be straight about what it is, address it: the process of smoking and the process of quitting smoking as both a habit and an addiction, and you will greatly improve your chances of becoming free forever.

Take action now to be free. If you need assistance, I help people all over the world through phone sessions and private sessions at my clinic in Northern California. Feel free to call my office at 925-215-4017 or contact me here and get ready to enjoy your freedom.

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