How to Become an Ex-smoker – Quit Smoking Tips

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How to Become an Ex-smoker – Quit Smoking Tips

Since 2006 I’ve been smokers quit smoking using advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP).

While I do have a very good success rate, well over 75%, I don’t pretend that I can help everyone who comes to me actually quit smoking.


Because nothing can make you quit smoking.

You have to want to quit.

Developing the Mindset of an Ex-Smoker

Even with NLP and hypnosis you need to want to quit smoking. You have the right mindset for these therapies to work.

Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to interview hundreds of smokers. Here are some of the reasons I’ve heard why smokers “can’t quit”.

Why Smokers can’t Quit

Often smokers say that the reason they smoke is that they feel that smoking frees them from feelings of unhappiness, stress, boredom, anxiousness and loneliness.

These smokers have come to believe that if they quit smoking their life would be less enjoyable.  In fact, they believe that a life without cigarettes would lead to misery, complete boredom and total frustration.

But when you think about it is this really true?

I’ll Gain Weight

One of the most common reasons smokers give for not quitting is they believe that they will gain weight after they quit smoking.


While it is true that almost all smokers will gain a little water weight, you probably won’t gain a lot of weight.

There are a number of methods you can use to counteract this urge, and if a client mentions this I always address it their session.

I Work Better when I Smoke

Some smokers believe that they can work faster and better after puffing on a cigarette.

But is this really true?

When you actually think about it do cigarettes help or do they only get in the way of what you are doing?

What Will My Smoking Friends Think?

Ex-smokers often say that it wasn’t the cravings for nicotine that made it difficult to quit. It was the lack in social contact.

They used cigarettes to break the ice when at parties or when outside at a drinking establishment. This gives you an opportunity to ask to light one up.

Smoking is a good conversation starter. As a result smokers often have the belief that smoking makes them more sociable.

But think about it. Today more and more people today believe that smoking is unacceptable.

Does smoking really make you more sociable?

Other Smoking Excuses

Some people say they smoke as a way to celebrate special occasions such as a promotion, the birth of a child or a new job. They feel that everything loses its charm without smoking.

As a result smokers often say they unable to enjoy social gatherings, fun, games, or the company of others without smoking. But since the majority of people don’t smoke does this really ring true?

Developing the Ex-Smoker Mindset

First I want to say that I know that many people who don’t smoke or who have never smoked can’t understand why people smoke cigarettes in the first place.

On the other hand ex-smokers are well aware of the way that smoking used to make them feel. The key is they choose not to smoke because they understand the many drawback of smoking along with all the pain and misery it brings.

If a smoker quits cold turkey it’s very likely they have suffered through nicotine withdrawal symptoms. They had to change some of their activities that triggered them to smoke.

In other words they had to break old familiar habits.

Quitting cold turkey meant they fought not only with the physical withdrawal symptoms but also with the psychological withdrawal.

What is key here is that even though the odds of them getting over the psychological addiction and quitting were small – about 7 percent – they still managed to let go of cigarettes and quit smoking.

How to Overcome Your Psychological Addiction

When you first stop smoking it can be difficult. This is especially true if you continue focusing on what you don’t want, which is smoking.

While smokers who stop smoking have convinced themselves about the dangers of smoking, they realize that quitting is more than just understanding the consequences of smoking.

They quit smoking because they believe they can quit and maintain a positive mindset.

They make a decision to stop smoking.

That’s why advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques are so powerful. They help you overcome your psychological addiction.

These therapies help you to focus on what you do want, in this case being free of cigarettes and tobacco.

While you might find yourself feeling grumpy and insecure when you first begin your stop smoking journey, the thing to remember is you can quit.

Thousands of others have quit smoking. They are living proof that you can stop smoking successfully.


You can live without tobacco and cigarettes.

Why You Can’t Have Just One

Most people who come for help to stop smoking have often quit smoking several times before.

Some of these even come a few years after the use of hypnosis.

The problem is they started up again.

They thought they could have “just one”.

They had a weak moment, with old friends that smoke or had a bad situation.

They forgot why they quit smoking, the consequences of smoking and the pain and agony they went through to stop.

They forget all the reasons they decide to stop smoking and, as a result, it they became unable to resist the urge to pick up a cigarette.

They fooled themselves into thinking they could be an occasional smoker.

They thought that they wouldn’t pick up their old habit again.

Don’t fall into this trap.

They problem is you can’t smoke just one. One is followed by another and then another.

You have to make a decision to stop smoking, to never to smoke again.

You have to remain committed to lifetime smoking cessation.

If you get the urge to smoke then remind yourself of all of the reasons you decided to stop smoking in the first place. Never let one of those cancer causing sticks reach your lips again.

You Can Stop Smoking

After a few days of being out from under the dangerous grip of smoking you will start to understand you were living in a world of delusion.

You had convinced yourself that you could not stop smoking but this simply wasn’t true.

This is when smoking will be a thing of the past to you.

Once this happens you will live a life that is healthier, happier and disease free.

You will have developed the mindset of an ex-smoker and you will never pick up the habit again.

Do it for life!

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that you can use to alter your thinking patterns that allow you to make quick and lasting shifts in your behavior and, as a result, quit smoking cigarettes.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking cigarettes now.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations for using NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as using meditation techniques from Qigong to help you stop smoking now.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking, then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan.

In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.