A lot of people that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba say that they are afraid or fearful about quitting smoking.
They see smoking as almost a friend: it’s always there for them and they have been doing it for a long time. What will they do if they do not have smoking?
Let’s look at this and the cost to you of thinking like this. Firstly it’s like a friend and it’s always there. If I was to offer you a deal in life where I would benefit but you would get nothing would you enter into that deal? The answer is of course no. Here’s the deal you have with smoking. The cost of having smoking as a friend and for it always to be there is that you will die early, this is not a maybe, and your chances of cancer and heart disease increase considerably. It’s not a fair deal so why continue with it?
Here is another perspective. Would you be friends with someone that would slowly but surely kill you? The answer is of course no. That’s what you are doing when you continue smoking.
By quitting smoking you can use the extra time to be more productive or you can use it to just relax. There are a thousand and one things you can do rather than smoke!!
When you consider the price that you pay to smoke there is no other product that costs you as much in the world. It makes sense to quit smoking, the sooner the better.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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