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How to know if you're addicted

If you neglect your personal or work responsibilities, alter your daily routines, or defy common-sense behavior in order to satisfy your desires or cravings, there’s a good chance that you’re addicted.

For example,

If you hate going out into the cold and rain to have a cigarette, but you do it anyway…

If you drive all over town at 3:00 AM to buy cigarettes so that you’ll have one on hand when you wake up in the morning...

If you feel edgy or nervous or slightly nauseated if you get can’t get outside for a smoke…

If you spend alot of time in other people's tobacco smoke and it doesn't bother you...

If you hide your smoking from others...

If you find yourself indulging in behaviors of this kind, you've probably got a problem.

 

If allowed to continue,
addiction can grow to desparate proportions

Joe Eszterhas, Holywood Screenwriter, describes his addiction like this...

I started smoking when I was 12 years old, and it was one of the great joys in my life. Nearly 45 years later, my addiction had grown to four packs a day.

I never flew from LA to New York without stopping in Chicago or Denver to have a cigarette.

The last thing I did each night and the first thing I did each morning was smoke a cigarette. I got up at 4 or 5 in the morning to smoke a cigarette and then went back to sleep.

I even got into a food fight on the patio of a fancy Malibu restaurant because someone objected to me smoking. The cops had to be called. I was what you might call a ‘Mad-Dog’ smoker.

Smoking turns nice people into addicts; addiction turns addicts into selfish, destructive, irrational slaves...slaves to a plant.


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