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I Can’t. I Don’t Have the Willpower

Have repeated failures changed the way you see yourself? You think you’re weak or stupid for failing at quitting smoking despite the negative impact tobacco has on your health? If you answered “yes” these thoughts are harmful to you and moreover, completely unfounded!

  1. You are fighting a drug that is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. That’s really powerful!
  2. Willpower alone is not enough to quit smoking. Your determination must be based on a project or values that are really dear to your heart. Ask yourself the following question: Is quitting smoking really important to me? If the answer is “yes”, you have the basis for your motivation. You just need to reinforce it.

Your motivation will be greater if:

  • You are convinced that the advantages of quitting smoking surpass the inconveniences that you may encounter.
  • You are confident that you can use effective methods to face the difficulties you may encounter.

Remember:

  • The drawbacks of quitting smoking don’t last while the advantages will last the rest of your life.
  • The help or supposed benefits tobacco brings come with a host of negative consequences for your physical, mental and economic health. The same advantages can be obtained by a bunch of simple means with positive effects on all aspects of your life


Continue your exploration of the three parts of this section so that you can confidently take the next step: Register to I QUIT NOW.

I need help

You would like to have support from smoking cessation professionals to help you quit smoking, but you don’t know which service to turn to? Learn more about the I QUIT NOW services and their free personalized support via online help, by phone, in person or by text message.

HELP ONLINE

You want to quit smoking at you own pace and keep track of your progress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Sign up to the I QUIT NOW online help for free and discover our everyday life tips and experiential exercises to help let the cravings pass.

HELP BY PHONE

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HELP BY TEXT MESSAGE

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