It was only a while ago when Judith first called me. She told me “I want to quit smoking now”; she sounded so frustrated… and she had every right to be.
Judith was in her late 40s and had been a chain smoker for over 35 years.
She wanted to quit because smoking had started affecting her breathing, her health and the quality of her life.
Apart from having to leave the house to smoke, she couldn’t play with her grandson for more than 5 minutes without coughing.
And she couldn’t stop worrying about her future.
She told me: “What if something happens to me? I won’t be there for my family.”
You could tell that she was someone caring, loving and strong.
Judith was eager to be smoke-free. But she didn’t know how to quit smoking naturally.
She felt she needed her crutch even though it was harming her in every way; spiritually, mentally, physically and financially.
Yet, she put her doubts aside, and she tried to quit anyway.
But no method out there helped her succeed.
No matter how much she vaped, how many gums she chewed how much willpower she used… she couldn’t resist smoking for more than a week.
Why Judith Couldn’t Stop Smoking
After 6 or 7 days of abstinence, Judith ended up having a smoke.
And that first cigarette gave her the biggest relief and the biggest disappointment.
Because all her efforts to quit were for nothing.
And she couldn’t take this anymore.
She was at a point where she just had enough, so she was willing to take action, turn her life around and stop this 35-year-old habit.
That’s when she called me asking me: How do I quit smoking?
First, I explained to her that failing to quit wasn’t her fault. She was trying to resist her desire to smoke.
And that’s the wrong way to quit.
The right way to quit is to remove your desire and need for smoking.
And that’s what the CBQ method does. It removes your need to smoke.
The CBQ has 94% success rate. 85% of smokers quit permanently on their first attempt and 9% on their second or third attempt.
After showing Judith the 4 quit smoking stages of the CBQ method, it all made sense to her.
But there was a specific quit smoking technique from the CBQ method that helped Judith the most.
This exercise sets the foundations you need to stop desiring cigarettes.
I have never shared this exercise publicly before.
You can’t find it anywhere else on this website, my TED talk or my emails.
You can only find it in my smoking cessation program that follows the CBQ method.
So I am very excited to share it with you today.
It is very simple to do, but it works because it changes how you see your smoking habit.
You stop seeing cigarettes as your friend, and you start seeing them as a burden.
So now let’s see what is this exercise and how you can use it to quit smoking now.
How to Quit Smoking Now: Exercise
Take a notebook an starting now, write down every cigarette you smoke.
How do you record a cigarette? You write down 3 things:
– The time you smoked that cigarette.
– What you were doing while smoking that cigarette.
– What’s the reason you smoked that cigarette (any reason).
It is really that simple.
But the trick is to Note every cigarette right after you smoke it!
Let’s say you woke up, made coffee and now you are drinking your coffee with your cigarette.
Right after you finish that cigarette, take your notebook. and write down
1. The time you smoked: e.g., 7:15 am.
2. What you were doing while smoking: drinking my coffee.
3. Why did you smoke: “out of habit, can’t drink coffee without smoking.”
Maybe you feel stressed. Without thinking about it, you are already holding a cigarette and lighting it up.
Right after you put off that cigarette, take your notebook and make a record of it.
1. Time: 14:48.
2. What was happening: I was nervous at work, needed it to calm down.
3. Reason for smoking: to relax, something to do with my hands.
You will see the difference in just a few days if you record every cigarette. To make the most out of this exercise, keep recording every cigarette you have for 1 week.
Why this Quit Smoking Technique Works
1. You understand that you don’t smoke without reason, or just because your body needs it.
2. You explore all the conscious and unconscious reasons you smoke because your brain starts picking up on things about yourself and your environment that you ignored before.
3. And you inspect your smoking habit so closely it becomes less attractive.
If something seems insignificant, write it anyway.
What happened with Judith?
I still remember Judith telling me “How is this going to help stop now?” I told her to just try it and she will understand how. And she did.
Not only she broke her habit.. but also she didn’t experience any anxiety after quitting smoking.
She was so motivated to quit, she wanted it so badly, and she focused so hard on this exercise that she called me in the middle of the night, to tell me that she was a non-smoker and she was feeling great.
I always like to follow-up, so she told me that she hasn’t even been tempted to smoke for over 14 months.
So now it’s your turn to do this exercise – You’ll be glad you did.
This exercise to quit smoking is the single most important step towards a happy life without cigarettes.
If you want to know how to quit smoking easily and for good, make sure you follow all 4 quit smoking stages of the CBQ method.
These 4 stages take you from where you are now to a happy non-smoker who does not miss or needs or enjoys cigarettes.
It’s 100% free.
All you need to do is enter your name and email address so I can send you the link to the video.
(And make sure you watch all of it because there is a free gift at the end of that video.)