Simply put, each time we light up a cigarette we are suppressing an emotion, and by doing so we are allowing ourselves not to feel that emotion for a while.
The monkey prefers the high of nicotine to emotional pain, and once it’s hooked, it will feel frustration and eventually panic when it doesn’t get the high it wants.
How does the monkey act when it is hooked on smoking?
When the smoking habit has been established over a longer period of time and thoroughly ingrained into the subconscious mind, when the act no longer requires the active presence of the brain, the smoke will clear and the mysticism will…
We don’t pick a new brand of cigarettes every time we go to the shop. Over time we start to hold the cigarette in our own unique way.
Doing anything enough many times makes it a habit, an automated subconscious process. Habits are a natural part of the human experience.