Why Not Give Up Smoking For Lent?
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Admin
Many people who are thinking of giving up smoking will have read information on how to go about it, and one of the most recurring pieces of advice they’ll read about is to pick a good moment. For example, if you often smoke to relieve stress and you know you’re about to enter a really stressful period at work, then it’s probably not a good moment to try and quit. There is an opposing school of thought which suggests picking the hardest time to give up is actually a good thing, as if you get through that then staying off cigarettes during less stressful times will be even easier.
However, there is one constant that will always help regardless of the type of moment you choose to quit smoking, and that constant is having support and encouragement. And what better encouragement and support can you get then millions of other people also giving up at the same time? That’s what happens during Lent which starts this Wednesday (March 5th).
While traditionally a Christian observance, Lent has become far more than its origins as a religious preparation rite. More and more people are using this period to come together and rid themselves of bad habits which, fortunately or unfortunately depending on your tastes, has little to do with nuns getting naked.
Beat the Bad Habit
Smoking is probably the worst habit anyone can have, outside of hard drug users and serial killers, and it’s a habit which everyone still smoking needs to knock on the head pronto because ‘Smoking Kills’ is not just a slogan.
Sure, there are plenty of smokers who will justify their habit with the excuse that we all die anyway, but continuing to smoke tobacco cigarettes massively decreases your chances of departing this world peacefully. You just need to take a big picture view of life and weigh up the benefits you receive from smoking right now, with the painful price that will be paid as you near the end of the line. I’m rubbish at maths, but that’s an equation even I can figure out.
Millions of Quitters Inspire Each Other
Standing alongside the millions of others who will use Lent as the inspiration and motivation to finally free themselves from tobacco will be a lot easier than making the attempt on your own. And if you’re a religious person, or just someone who believes in something greater than we human beings, whatever it is, then this period of self-sacrifice is ideal as not only do you have the backing and support of your fellow quitters, but you also have the backing and support of whatever that something greater than us is.
Believe in Yourself
Who knows, maybe it’s that mysterious higher power who inspired the invention of electronic cigarettes after watching us suffer and constantly fail to stop smoking tobacco by other means. Maybe all the people who prayed for help in quitting smoking have had their prayers answered.
I don’t know about that, but one thing is for certain, and that is that Lent has never been so well-timed as millions gather as one to finally turn their back on tobacco cigarettes. It’s also never been easier to quit smoking with the availability of electronic cigarettes meaning you don’t have to suffer the withdrawal from nicotine when you stop smoking tobacco. E-cigs are a far healthier alternative to tobacco smoking, and not only will they help you get through the month of Lent without smoking, but for as long as it takes.
The quit smoking revolution begins this Ash Wednesday when Lent officially begins and, with the support of so many in the same circumstances, you will discover in yourself more strength and willpower than you’ve ever had before. Visit the Vapourlites electronic cigarette online store now and see which style of e-cig is best suited to you.
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