Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Addicted to quitting

"I tried to stop!" cries John H. "I really did! But how can I give up giving up? It's just too confusing!"

John H. has a problem: he is addicted. Addicted to quitting cigarettes!

Addiction to quitting is a problem of increasing concern in Australia today. Everyday, millions of people like John H. give up cigarettes, often not for the first time. Before they know it, they quit cigarettes again and again and again, sending themselves into a spiral of quitting. They find themselves unable to admit to their addiction to quitting their addiction, and as a result are unable to quit their addiction to quitting for good.
"I tried to quit on Tuesday" says Rebecca. "Then I took it up again on the weekend, and had to quit all over again on the Monday morning. The stress was really ruining me!"

"My fellow workers were all scowling at me when I went outside to light up," says Leanne. "So I decided to quit. It took me weeks of pain and repeated attempts to give up cigarettes before I realised the reason all my fellow workers hated me was - they were trying to quit as well! It was ridiculous!"
Now, help is at hand. The 'Don't Quit' line is open for business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's there to help smokers not give up just because of 'peer group pressure' and 'social influences' which cause them to put so much strain on themselves and others. It reminds smokers of the feeling of calm satisfaction and pleasure they get when they light up, and of the simple benefits of camaraderie and sociability that smoking gives them. The 'Don't Quit' line currently has a 60 per cent success rate in getting quitters to quit their quitting and reaffirm their commitment to their addiction. But they can go even better! So why don't you call the 'Don't Quit' line today?




Keri said...

If only I'd read this before I got addicted to quitting about two months ago. But it's all too late now....

Maria said...

You feel so damn good when you've quit, everyone gathers round you, congratulates you on how great you are ... it really gets you on a high. You've just got to keep going with the quitting, there's nothing like it once you've started.

TimT said...

Unfortunately, we have a lot to fight against: there's a whole culture of 'quitting' amongst the young people today. They're hooked on quitting, those crazy kids - they're just a bunch of quitters!

Maria said...

Everyone's a Quitter baby, That's the truth,
Saying no to something is such a thrill
Everyone's a Quitter Baby, they say goodbye,
They always bail, that's their high.

TimT said...

"You're a quitter, McFly - you'll always be a quitter! Your whole family are quitters!"

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