Addictions are habits we don’t like. Smoking obviously is one, but so is checking Twitter every half an hour or endlessly skimming through meaningless articles on the web.
Getting rid of an addiction — at least the latter kind — is easy. Honestly resolving to not do something anymore and enlisting the help of someone close to you should be enough. But the decision to not do something anymore, that’s the hard part — because it’s also easy to justify to keep doing it. Or we don’t make a conscious decision at all, because we don’t question our daily habits.
To a large extend, our habits (and addictions) define who we are. So why not make conscious decisions about which habits to keep, and which addictions to stop?