It’s Easy to Quit Smoking …   Leave a comment

shutterstock_175438637“It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times!” So goes a quote often attributed to Mark Twain. Anyone who has been addicted to nicotine can relate.

Take me, for example. I started smoking in my teens, like a lot of kids my age. It’s not considered quite as cool today, but then there were plenty of influences saying, “Smoking is cool.” There were splashy cigarette ads on television, magazine and billboard ads, not to mention ashtrays everywhere. And almost everyone in the movies, and some on TV, smoked.

While today’s attitudes about smoking are decidedly different, many people are still struggling with addiction to nicotine.

I was introduced to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. As I read and thought about the ideas in that book, …

But reading Science and Health was beginning to convince me that the label of “smoker” just wasn’t part of the real me, the me God had made in His own image and likeness. Knowing this encouraged me to take a stand for my true identity, and to take an antagonistic stand against the smoking. So I stopped. But more important, I stopped thinking of myself as a smoker. Within two or three weeks, even the urge to smoke was gone. … read the full article

This article, It’s Easy to Quit Smoking … by Mario Tosto, was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It can currently be accessed on JHS-online.

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