Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Smoking : Break The Habit

no smoking day 2011 Today is No Smoking Day.

The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from karma through renunciation.  Bhagavad Gita 18.49

* God categorically prohibited intoxicants once people had been psychologically prepared for this prohibition, and after they had realised their serious effects: O you who believe! Quran

* Habit is a dead thing, it is an action which has become automatic, and the more one fights it the more strength one gives to it. But really to drop something which has become a habit, you have to investigate it much more, which means going into the whole problem of why the mind cultivates the habit - that is, why the mind is inattentive. J Krishnamurti

* He who binds to himself a joy, does the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in Eternity's sunrise. William Blake

Here are some tips to going smoke free:

1. Set a date - No Smoking Day on Wednesday 09 March 2011 is a good time as you'll be stopping with more than a million other people. Use the days between now and then to plan.

2. Using a proven treatment can make it four times more likely that you'll succeed in stopping smoking

3. Reward yourself - plan some treats with the money you will save

4. Don't even have one cigarette - it's the first step back to 20-a-day

Did you know…

►Smoking is highest among 20-24 year olds - 32% of men and 30% of women smoke

►Two-thirds of smokers start before age 18.

►You don't have to wait long for the benefits to start once you stop smoking

Why should I stop smoking?

► Nobody likes to look old so by quitting smoking you can help to avoid early ageing

► Rediscover the taste of your favourite foods as your taste buds kick in

► It takes about ten minutes to smoke a cigarette, so a ten-a-day smoker can save nearly two hours a day when they quit. Over the course of a year, you can claim back a month of lost time!

► Think of all that money you'll save!!!

For more information visit:  www.nosmokingday.org.uk