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The Social Pressure to Quit Smoking

Some people seem to revel when under pressure. For most people however, this is a very uncomfortable feeling, to be avoided at almost all costs. It all comes down to your friends, your family and indeed society in general pushing you in a direction you don’t want to go in, but that you feel – because of the pressure – that you can’t avid.

Cigarette smokers have it worst than most. Their habit, once a mainstay of the Western civilization, is now nothing more than an expensive relic that we must bow down to in the name of tradition! Every smoker, and ex-smoker, knows of what I speak. The comments from friends, the reproachful glances and glares from family, and a society more and more open about its dislike of your habit, and you, your habit’s representative and carrier.

Smoking cigarettes is no longer allowed in most restaurants, and even in pubs and nightclubs. It is forbidden to smoke in malls, hotels and in most public places. Some places – and here they go too far – even ban smoking outside!

The pressure just keeps piling on for poor smokers, desperately looking for a quiet place to puff in peace. There is a better solution. Instead of being part of the problem, try being part of the solution. To do that, all you need to do is decide to live a longer, healthier life. Decide to not pollute your living space.

Make the choice not to poison your friends, your family or your children.

Make the choice not to stink when you go to meetings. Make the choice not to be sneered at when you must satisfy your addiction.

Quit smoking now and do all these things. Quit smoking now and save hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. Don’t take my word for it, do the math yourself. I wouldn’t have it any other way.