I used to smoke, but I stopped about 18 months after starting Aikido. I had tried a couple of times previously, but I never lasted.
After starting Aikido, I realized bodily sensations such as nicotine cravings were temporary and the training helped me cope with physical discomfort.
Even if I had gotten no other benefit from Aikido, gaining the ability to deal with nicotine addiction has more than justified Aikido's ability to effect postive change (to me anyway).
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