This is very simple, if you really care for the effect.
To stop smoking, we need an alternative cigarette. Or, an alternative to the cigarette.
So why do we smoke? Forget the chemical logic, nicotine high, etc. If you are stuck on logic, read the post below.
As I mentioned in the post below, spirituality is a physical fruit. Spiritual logic is experienced in the physical realm.
Yes, so why do we smoke? According to my brain wave, we smoke to 'feel' our throat. In fact, all addiction substances, give bliss (temporarily). Smoking gives bliss through the throat, which is the seat of the vishuddhi chakra.
Here is what they explained about the Vishuddhi chakra:
The visuddhi chakra is the sense of uniqueness that all of us have. A well developed Vishudhi gives rise to poetry, performance, excellence, art.
A jealous attitude, born out of constant comparison blocks this chakra. Competition among school kids is no good for vishuddhi.
What is more relevant here, is that Vishuddhi is also the tap to the cosmic reservoir of energy.
If you have ever been on a long trek, or a walking pilgrimage, you might have seen old people who had knee problems, and did not walk much at home, also walking. Right to the top. With all the youngsters. Ever wondered where they get the energy from? God gives it to them, yes. But from where? From the Visuddhi chakra!
And they don't talk or sing, at the most they chant repeatedly. Which means, their attention is not diverted to meanings and words of songs or chatter, but to the rhythm of their breath. And, whenever we are stressed physically, the throat constricts slightly and our breathing deepens. All for the tap opening of the Vishuddhi.
The ultimate result? Thoughts slow down. Bliss.
So if you want to stop smoking, try this experiment. Next time the hand moves to the packet, start deep breathing, and put all your attention on the throat. If this doesn't work, do some spot walking, then spot running, without taking your mind off your throat, never mind the others. And if this still doesn't work, do an ASP to get the real feel of what I am talking about.
Truthfully speaking, though, I stopped smoking from the time I got his hug. My very own Mountain.