A close friend asked me to help her organize the Smoking Cessation Conference 2019 at her hometown. She did not have to ask twice; talking about sobriety had been my life goal ever since I stopped smoking. She mentioned a few exciting topics over the phone, but the main one was about joining smoking cessation programs.
I support the latter idea even now because:
It Gives You New Friends Who Share A Common Goal
The first advantage of joining a smoking cessation program is that it allows you to meet new folks who want to quit, just like you. They can become the kind of friends that you need to reach sobriety, considering you all share a common goal.
It Gets You Acquainted To Sober People
Besides therapists, smoking cessation programs can get facilitated by individuals who have had similar issues in the past. They have typically been rehabilitated at the same institution and want to give back by helping other smokers change. When you talk to these sober people and see how their lives have improved after quitting, it may also encourage you to embrace sobriety.
It Helps You Realize The Proper Steps To Quit Smoking
Finding a person who can stop puffing a cigarette overnight after years of doing it is next to impossible. For mere mortals like us, we need to follow some tried-and-tested steps to be able to stop smoking. You can learn all that and more once you join a smoking cessation program of your choice.
The conference was a success in various ways. We were thankful that many people came out to attend it. They said that all the discussions were insightful and that they learned a lot on that day. More importantly, some of them called our team and informed us that they started participating in smoking cessation programs. That’s all we can ask for, to be honest.