January 25, 2019 - by Barry Shirley
January 25, 2019 - by Barry Shirley
Smoking -the cold facts!
People who smoke are either unaware or reject the facts about how harmful cigarette smoking is. Most of the organs in the body are being damaged from the effects of smoking. In fact smoking causes more deaths each year than even motor vehicle injuries and results of crime including drugs. In America there are more than 480,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking (source: CDC.gov).
It is a fact that smoking causes 90% of all lung cancer deaths. It also causes 80% of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The average smoker increases their risks of coronary heart disease by up to 4 times that of a non-smoker. The same applies to the risk of stroke. Men and women developing lung cancer are 25 times more at risk than a non-smoker.
Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in a person’s body. This includes the bladder, liver, stomach, cervix and colon to name just a few organs. For pregnant women the risks of having a stillbirth are extremely high. For men smoking can reduce fertility by affecting sperm. Smoking is a cause of type II diabetes mmellitus and makes it harder to control. It is also a cause of rheumatoid arthritis.
It will take about 2 to 5 years after quitting smoking to reduce your risk of stroke to that of a non-smoker. With all these proven facts why do people still continue smoking? They see it as a form of anxiety control by convincing themselves they are taking a break to relax. With hypnosis it is a relatively simple matter to end this dreadful addiction for good. Seek a competent quit smoking hypnotherapist such as Advanced Hypnotherapy Sydney when you are really ready to stop smoking.
Smoking-the killer addiction!
It all starts off innocently enough. Wanting to be part of our social group at school or wanting to impress someone. We pick up a cigarette, have a few puffs and think we’re cool. The first few cigarettes of course make us cough and wheeze but we persist and then we find ourselves inhaling the smoke. This is where the addiction starts because tobacco contains nicotine. This is a highly addictive substance that is actually part of a crop dusting poison. It is more powerful than most other drugs as far as addictive qualities go
Apart from the nicotine drug there are around 3000 different chemical compounds that we inhale into our body. Some of these are carcinogenic i.e. cancer causing. There are absolutely no reasons why our body needs tobacco. It’s not a food but is definitely a poison. Our mind eventually overrules that this is harmful to the body for one simple reason. Every time a person smokes they are taking a break. Usually it’s outside away from the telephones or the workplace. The brain quickly works out that there is a benefit in smoking. That benefit is a brief relief from anxiety. This fact, combined with the addictive pull of nicotine, orcs us on to smoking usually for the rest of our lives. Logic plays no part in why people smoke.
When you think about it, the tobacco companies are only selling death and misery. There are no health aspects, lifestyle attributes or anything beneficial for human beings. Our own brains become our worst enemies. When people do decide that their health is more important than cigarettes they then want to quit. This is where the problem begins. There is always a feeling that a person is going to lose something of benefit. It may be their pacifier, their excuse to have a break when their work or their social contact that endears them to their smoker friends. Whatever the reason the brain usually puts up a lot of resistance and the cravings begin.
There are many products and methodologies that are being marketed to stop people from smoking. The truly effective method is hypnosis conducted by a registered and qualified hypnotherapist. It is a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable session where a person goes into a daydream state. In this relaxed state the subconscious mind is open to suggestions. A skillful hypnotist will make the process enjoyable and relaxing.
Check out the hypnosis Sydney practitioners by consulting the hypnotherapy association websites