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30 Inspiring Quotes About Quitting Smoking

Posted on 31 December, 2018 by Filippo
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Habit change is one of the most difficult things we can possibly do. The reason for this is simple: our brains and nervous systems have evolved to make sure that we stick to familiar patterns of behavior. When these habits include a chemical addiction, as well as a psychological one, the challenge we face becomes even more intense.

Smoking is one of these addictions. If anyone ever tells you quitting smoking was easy, they aren’t telling you the truth. In fact, most smokers report that quitting smoking is the hardest thing they have ever done.

Fortunately, there are many scientifically proven methods for quitting smoking entirely, or significantly lowering the number of cigarettes you consume every day. Taking the important first steps, as well as maintaining your confidence throughout the process, can be greatly helped by a sense of community.

If you decide to stop cold turkey, you may decide to have one final cigarette and make a ritual significance out of your quitting. Set a date and time, and try to replace your smoking habit with another, healthier habit. Joining a gym with a buddy, or signing up for a group such as a running club, will give you added incentive to stop inhaling the toxins. It also bolsters that sense of community that keeps you accountable for stopping smoking for good.

The following quotes are here to encourage those of you who are trying to quit smoking, boost your confidence, or help you support a loved one who needs support in the process.

Here are 30 Inspiring Quotes About Quitting Smoking

“I had not been at all fair to myself, or to anyone or anything near me, by keeping my cigarettes right there next to me or in my shirt pocket throughout the years.” – Earl Chinnici

“All the suffering, stress and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Your craving is temporary but the damage to your lungs is permanent.” – Anonymous

“Don’t think of it as quitting smoking. Think of it as gaining health.” – Anonymous

A cigarette butt stubbed out on a specific date on a desk calendar

“If knowing about the dangers of smoking were enough, almost no one would smoke.” – Gudjon Bergmann

“The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.” – Bryant McGill

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” – Dale Carnegie

“A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.” – Steven King

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

A doctor in a white polo shirt listening to a boy's back with a stethoscope

“Smoking helps in losing weight, one lung at a time.” – Anonymous

“We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” – Anonymous

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins

“Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs.” – Anonymous

A bar graph with cigarettes representing data bars against a white board

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Smoking is neither an art nor a sport. Better to liberate yourself before the body retaliates, for its vengeance would be a furious blow enthused out of all the bygone years’ mercy you thanklessly thought you were entitled to.” – Lukhman Pambra

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Just smoke less and keep trying. If you smoke 10 cigarettes in a day, smoke only 9 for the next 3 days then 8, then 7… and one day you will quit. Smoking cigarettes is not doing any good to you. It’s just killing you. You don’t wanna die yet. Do you!?” – Abhishek Kumar

A woman in a baseball cap running in the golden light of the sunset

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” – Lao Tzu

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens.” – Tony DeLiso

“Not only will giving up cigarettes put more money in your pocket, your body will thank you for it.” – Auliq Ice

“Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn’t care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.” – Ray Comfort

A person holding up their hand to say no to a lit cigarette

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” – Tricia Cunningham

“There will never be a “perfect” time to quit smoking. A time when you don’t have any distractions or stress. If you had started today one year ago, this would not even be an issue for you today. Don’t waste another year!” – Anonymous

“True discipline is really just self-remembering; no forcing or fighting is necessary.” – Charles Einstein

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” – Deepak Chopra

“The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.” – Stephen Covey

A plume of acrid cigarette smoke against a black background

“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” – Brooke Shields


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