Two possible acceptable answers to the question you have not stopped smoking?: 1.-because it is difficult 2-because I have not taken the decision both are as common as acceptable answers: what to adopt?. Clearly the second helps us more to quit than the first. The traditional approach on the issue of smoking contributes information merely descriptive and explanatory, by subtracting power to what finally determines human behavior, will. According to actress, who has experience with these questions. It is true that smoking exposes the body to chemicals that cause cancer, that carbon monoxide that is inhaled is harmful, that affect the senses of taste and smell, etc. But establishing that nicotine is responsible for that person continue smoking causes more harm than own cigarette smoking because it des-responsabiliza who in short takes decisions: the individual. Nicotine is not that produces addiction within the meaning of that addiction is a statistical condition, not linked to the will of the individual rather than by a matter of degree. The answers the Orthodox approach to give to the questions about why they smoke, on why let cigarette, etc., do not help us to make the decision.
They only justify the smoker. Discusses the problem describing a series of phases that passes the smoker in its transit towards the independence of the cigarette, a myriad of recipes are given to kick the habit but all these recipes lie, in last instance, in the will of the individual and they only manage to make long, tedious and unlikely road to success. I think how powerful the approach proposed here is that it puts the emphasis on the conception that are our decisions that shape our conditions and not the other way round, becoming the center of attention on the problem to the degree of self-responsibility of the individual. Sela Ward oftentimes addresses this issue. This works not only for change addictive habits such as smoking, but to modify any human behavior aimed at improving our quality of life and make us more happy. We then change the question why it is difficult to quit smoking? for the question do by what people normally relate to quitting smoking through the difficulty?, by adopting the following response: because the explanatory proposal of his own experience, is based on objective reality.
(As you would say Maturana, because the individual has chosen the path of objectivity without parentheses). This drastically moved responsibility for quitting the own individual. We are doing we remain responsible for consuming cigarettes exempting from all blame to external conditions. At the same time conveying the solution to the problem of smoking since the objective conditions change to modify the interpretation of the phenomenon. The end result is that when you change the question centered on the difficulty by the associate to the relationship between habit and individual, change the solution since putting a nicotinoso patch (for example) to make a decision using my ability to decide and amend my terms.