Cigarette smoking is one of the most evil addictions, bearing psychological, oral, and chemical components. If you smoke, you have probably tried to quit and know just how difficult a task it is. If you don’t smoke, you probably believe smoking is disgusting and can’t wrap your head around why people would ever fall into such a disgusting habit.
Why people smoke is complicated. At root, though, smoking reflects the wish to avoid some uncomfortable feeling – boredom, anxiety, or depression. As a therapist and clinical psychologist, I can understand how smoking provides a soothing function for smokers. After all, people wouldn’t do it if they didn’t like the immediate effects.
The ‘evil spouse part’ comes in when it comes to the long-term effects of cigarettes. It’s such a cruel paradox that what soothes immediately harms over the long haul. In this way, cigarettes are like any other hardcore drug – good for a moment, evil afterward.
If you smoke, cigarettes have become the spouse you need to divorce. Though you have likely been together for a long time, your relationship has become toxic and it is time for you to move on. There are supports for you to help you through your separation. Do a simple online search and you will find all kinds of websites with information to help you break free from this truly evil relationship!