I feel for her. I really do. she as all smokers are not the bad guys. Its the cigarette companies making billions of dollars over other ppls addictions. They know the stuff is addictive, that's why they put the chemicals in them in the first place. Im sure that if I came up with a product that has all the same ingredients in it, the government will no way let me sell it!
I think its a shame that whenever a smoking case is talked about, its always the fault of the person and no blame whatsoever is directed to the cigarette companies!
I understand that smoking is a persons choice, but addiction is a horrible thing and no one 'chooses' to be addicted. Those who dont understand it, than thank your lucky stars you have never had to suffer with it!
I feel sorry that she was forced to admit that she is smoking whilst pregnant to the public. To be forced to be publicly humiliated like this is wrong. Just hearing the heart break and pain in her voice brought tears to my eyes.
Chrissy really can not catch a break. One minute everyone is on about her children being over weight and then had to explain why they are and now she is forced to admit and explain her smoking. Give Chrissy a break and leave her alone!
And at the end of the day a 'sneaky cigarette' when she was stressed is not even half as bad as some of the subtances other parents are putting in their bodies while pregnant.
I am not a smoker but I am not perfect either.
Point being everyone has their weak moments, no one is perfect.
I don't get the posts saying, "She only owned up because she was caught!"
I don't understand why she was would have needed to "own up," in the first place.
The sad irony here is that the very thing that got her to where she is today - the willingness to expose herself on TV and bare it all - is the very thing that has now become her biggest enemy (the scrutiny over her entire life and being. It's a very bittersweet irony for Chrissy.
Whether they're a celebrity or not, quitting smoking is beyond hard. Before we judge everyone too harshly (or should I say, stop judging everyone so harshly), should we maybe talk about ways that people can try to quit smoking? And stay quit as well? After all, isn't a little help what everyone needs at some stage in their life?
If you have managed to quit (and good on you), how did you do it? I'll make it into an article so we have some tips on file for anyone struggling with this addiction.
What I did:
- Read a book by Alan Carr which I highly recommend.
- Read alot about what is in cigarettes and what it actually does to your body. I think when you ask a smoker, without a minute to look it up, 4 ingredients in a cigarette and a description of what that cigarette is doing to them right now, alot would find it hard to answer. So educate yourself and know exactly what it is you're doing.
- Understand your addiction, why you are addicted and how nicotine affects you.
- Picked a time that was not stressful or eventful.
- Didn't replace my habit with anything. Ie. Sugar/lollies, smoking aids, things that kept my dopamine levels high.
- Quit things that I related with smoking in particular coffee. It took me a few years before I could drink a coffee without craving a cigarette. I also liked to eat after eating, so I didn't eat meals that were filling and gave me that feeling of 'it's time for a smoke'
- Everytime I craved, I reminded myself why I was quitting, did I want to become a smoker again and have to start all over again by quitting etc. Just gave every thought of smoking with a negative reaction.
- There is alot of talking to yourself and being at war with your cravings, your brain is screaming at you to give in, but when you understand why you feel like that, you are more equipped to let those thoughts go.
- So take each day at a time, each craving at a time, don't think ahead, don't put too much pressure on yourself. If you smoke, try again and again and again. You are re-training your brain and forming new habits and this takes time so be kind to yourself. But keep trying.
- Breath through cravings, take up something like Yoga or walking, if you feel good, you will want to smoke less.
Well well! I cut this woman a lot of slack when she was criticised about the weight of her children, but now I've lost all respect.
She acts like she's the only one who has it tough! We all have struggles but being time poor or stretched mentally and physically is NO excuse for smoking whilst pregnant.
She's taking the easy way out and I now think she probably is at fault for her child's weight issues (whereas I didn't before this latest news).
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