Top 5 Reasons People Say They Can't Quit Smoking And How Picture Quitting Can Help!


1) "Life is too stressful right now."

Susan decided to quit in spite of many stressors including looking for work and going through a difficult separation after 30 years of marriage. After joining Picture Quitting she told herself, "I'm taking control now. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. My life's going to be better."  -Susan, Quit Day: 1/22/10

There is never going to be a perfect time to quit. Some days are more stressful than others but smoking a cigarette is not going to fix the problem. The Picture Quitting program will help you learn other ways to handle stress. Deep breathing, stretching, or exercising, are all helpful ways to deal with stress. In fact most smokers report feeling more relaxed after 3 months of not smoking than when they were smoking.

2) "I failed so many times before."

 Ant tried quitting eight times in the past. "Every time was a short term success. This time I enrolled in Picture Quitting. I got support from my counselor and I took Chantix." -Ant, Quit Day: 2/9/07

Quitting smoking is not an event, it's a process. It takes most people several attempts before quitting for good. At Picture Quitting we view past quitting attempts as experiences to learn from, not as failures.


3) "I'm afraid of gaining weight."

Since Don quit smoking this time through Picture Quitting he has actually lost weight. He said, "I just made up my mind to quit smoking, and I'm not going to gain weight. I noticed that starchy foods made me feel like smoking. I have stopped eating sugar for the most part and I exercise more. Because I feel better since I quit, I've become more active."  -Don, New Quit Day: 5/1/10  

With Picture Quitting you'll discover new ways of managing cravings without reaching for sweet and fatty foods. And with all the extra energy and oxygen you'll be itching to be more physically active.                                                                                                                  


4) "People around me smoke."

Robyn found quitting more difficult because her husband was still smoking. "What really helped was his support that he wouldn't smoke around me, reminding myself that I was doing this for me, and staying on my quit smoking medication. The bonus is that after 3 1/2 years, he also quit smoking, and has been smoke-free for nine months, making it easier for both of us."  -Robyn, Quit Day: 4/10/06

Picture Quitting can help you develop strategies to stay quit even when those around you smoke!  


5) "Withdrawal symptoms are too hard to handle."

John found that quitting could be much easier than he thought possible. "I was afraid that if I quit, I would become more irritable, depressed, and fly off the handle easily. Joining Picture Quitting and using a smoking cessation medication helped me to quit without those withdrawal symptoms." -John, Quit Day: 1/29/09

Many quitters find that withdrawal symptoms can be controlled by using the Nicotine Patch, Lozenge, Gum, or Inhaler, or the prescription medications Zyban and Chantix. At Picture Quitting we work closely with you and your MPTF physician to develop the best plan for you. 

Get the support and tools you need to quit successfully.  Picture Quitting can help!