My mother and father were both quite heavy smokers in the early 1980s. I remember them telling me (much later) that they enjoyed smoking and had no desire to quit. Then they became born-again christians (both experienced Glossolalia) and stopped smoking from that moment on. They actually both tried to continue smoking but found they couldn't stand the taste - something they each experienced independently.
I've spoken to a few other christians who've had a similar experience. Perhaps it's why Jordan Peterson said that one can't quit smoking without undergoing a religious experience (which is obviously total BS).
I'm not encouraging anyone to become a christian in order to stop smoking (the whole no sex before marriage thing is a poor trade-off IMHO, plus the whole thing's just make-believe for the gullible), just thought I'd share an interesting story.
Of course it's not outside the realm of possibility that the reason they quit was something else entirely and they rationalised it as a benefit of their conversion.
EDIT: Interestingly, they also mentioned that they both didn't experience any withdrawal symptoms from giving up cold turkey, unlike on the other occasions when they had attempted to kick the habit.
Think I will just continue smoking, and let it kill me slowly. Not like the last 5 years or so of my life are going to be much fun anyway......
I admire your optimism.....
Edited by gnarly1, 11 June 2021 - 02:17 PM.