I’ve been working to keep folks from smoking for so many years I hate to say it. Let’s just say I’m in my third decade of helping. And recently it struck me that so much of the stuff- that’s asking smokers to try and put an end to their smoking- looks like it’s pure child’s play. And that is probably why quitting rates are pathetic. I am not implying that all programs don’t work; it’s just that they don’t work so well for smokers needing more.
You see: How many folks who want to swim– only stay in the shallow water and splash each other around? That’s fun when you’re a child, but when you are grown up, you want to swim in deep water and truly swim with all your might.