Are you a Smoker? Do You Enjoy Burning Money?
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist based in York, North Yorkshire, England. I have worked with many smokers over the last 11 years, 96% of which successfully stopped. Some of my clients have stopped after just one session with me, some have stopped after 2 or 3 sessions. Then there are those who have had so many issues going on in their lives it took approximately 6 sessions to quit permanently.
You have to ask yourself why you continue to smoke, do you want to stop smoking?
The benefits of stopping smoking far outweigh the reasons to continue smoking, other than the cost of course. Your sense of taste will return, so you will enjoy your food more. Your breathing and general fitness will be better. After just 48 hours of being a non-smoker there is no nicotine left in your body, your taste and smell will have improved too. After 2 – 12 weeks your circulation will be better. After 1 year any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will have improved and the risk of heart disease is about half compared to someone who is still smoking.
Cigarettes contain over 600 ingredients and 5000 chemicals are released when tobacco burns. A few of the chemicals released are Acetone – found in nail varnish remover, Ammonia – a common household cleaner, Benzene – used in lighter fluid, Cadmium – an active component in battery acid, Formaldehyde – embalming fluid, Lead – used in batteries, Methanol – a main component of rocket fuel, Nicotine – used as an insecticide; and the list goes on.
Carbon monoxide from the smoke and nicotine both put a strain on the heart by making it work faster, They also increase the risk of blood clots. Other chemicals in cigarette smoke cause damage to the lining of your coronary arteries, leading to furring of the arteries.
So much for thinking that smoking cigarettes relaxes you!
A lot of people tell me that they continue to smoke because it’s a habit. Let me say to you that if you make yourself consciously aware of every time that you touch a tobacco product, or you light a cigarette and put it to your lips, you then consciously light the cigarette and you consciously inhale the cigarette smoke – then you are smoking deliberately and it is not a habit.
If you can’t stop smoking, cancer will!
You have to want to stop smoking, I have listened to the excuses as to why people continue to smoke, even when they have had family members die from smoke related illnesses.
Many ex-smokers say stopping smoking was the hardest thing they ever did. Yet millions of people have been able to do it – and you can too.