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Smoking Cessation – How smokers Kid themselves smoking is ok

Whenever a person holds two ideas, attitudes, beliefs or opinions that are psychologically inconsistent, they are said to be in a state of tension called ‘cognitive dissonance’. They say such things as “Smoking is a dumb thing to do because it could kill me” and at the same time say “It’s ok to smoke two packs a day”. This dissonance produces mental discomfort, which ranges from minor pangs to deep anguish, guilt and self loathing, and people can’t rest easily until they find a way to reduce it. The most direct way for a smoker to reduce dissonance is by […]