That is what we’ve become. Why is it people “need help” to quit smoking? I am sorry, but I smoke, and I smoke because I want to. Unlike some people I’m not a feeble-minded idiot who lacks the willpower to stop. I’m getting sick to death of hearing NHS (National Health Service to those who do not know) broadcasts about the many and varied ways they can help you stop smoking.
How about the very simple step of just…not buying cigarettes? Follow that up with the equally simple “Don’t smoke” and you are sorted. It really is not that difficult. I’ve given up in the past (particularly when I’ve had a cold and didn’t want to make my immune system any weaker).
I went back to smoking because I enjoyed it, not out of addiction. I don’t deny that cigarettes are addictive, mind you, only that they are sufficiently addictive that willpower alone is not enough to stop smoking. You wonder how smokers “trying” to quit would cope if they were addicted to Heroin.