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Hot Quit Newsletter, Issue #027: The Seven Ills
September 05, 2007

Here we are with your September 2007 Newsletter from
The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide

A quote to think about...

"Pleasure without Conscience."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

The seven ills
The quote above comes from a list that Gandhi wrote and believed that modern society suffered from. He called them The Seven Grievous Ills.

"Pleasure without Conscience" for example, is not possible when smoking or chewing tobacco, as alongside the temporary moments of pleasure is the obvious fact of being slowly dragged to an early death.

The other six ills are:
1. Science without Humanity
2. Commerce without Morality
3. Politics without Principles
4. Wealth without Work
5. Knowledge without Character
6. Worship without Self-Sacrifice

Smoky betting.
If you thought pubs were the smokiest places, think again. According to Barry McSweeney, The Irish government's Chief Science Adviser, the worst places were betting shops, or TABs as they are called downunder. They are usually fairly cramped places, but now they are smoke-free, they are described as "like the first spring day." Wonder if that clears the brain fog and makes punters more successful?

Dump those burdens
Are you undecided about tossing your nicotine habit? Is it weighing you down a bit, but you just can't seem to break through your inertia or choose how to even break your inertia?

Have a read of our short webpage Weighing up the pros and cons of smoking in your mind, to see the five stages that most people go through before they make life-changing decisions. Where are you?

Also look at the weight of your indecision and niggling guilt you are carrying around. Like a bag full of groceries that starts off light, it can seem like you're lugging a bag of bricks if you've a long walk home.

In other words, the longer you carry a load, the heavier it gets. You know you've going to dump it sooner or later, but whether a load of groceries, a load of guilt, stress, inertia or conscience... all get heavier until you let go of it.

See you with the next Hot Quit Newsletter.


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