Best way to quit smoking – How to quit smoking with hypnotherapy
Looking for the best way to quit smoking? Have you heard of hypnotherapy to stop smoking? If you’re on your second or even your tenth attempt at quitting smoking then you’ll be glad to know that there’s a better way to gain lasting freedom for life – and it’s through Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Harley Street London. It’s the best way to quit smoking. I’ve successfully helped lots of people feel more confident, calm and adventurous and as a recommended hypnotherapist in London I’d love to help you too. It’s the easy way to stop smoking. Giving up smoking at my Harley Street Stop Smoking Clinic only takes one session. Yes, one session stop smoking hypnosis!
What happens when you stop smoking?
Just 20 minutes after you stop smoking your blood pressure and pulse return to normal, after 24 hours carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body and your lungs will have started to clear out the tar that’s been clogging them up. Two to three days after you quit smoking there is no more nicotine left in your body. So as your body continues to heal itself from then on, health wise you will notice some amazing benefits in your body. Therefore reducing stress and having more energy. There are loads more benefits, which I explain to my clients when they have a stop smoking hypnotherapy session with me in Harley Street, Marylebone, London. My clients also take away a leaflet of health benefits and other information, which some use as a checklist to aim for.
No longer socially acceptable
In the 1960’s/70’s, cigarettes could be smoked just about anywhere. public parks, restaurants and even hospitals. Yes, I was shocked by that one…one of my clients recalled how she was allowed to smoke in her bed, in the maternity ward, after her baby was born! Cigarette ads were everywhere and most people thought it was a hip thing to do. However (thankfully!!), people are now more aware of how dangerous smoking is to their health.
Why stop smoking?
These days, smoking is highly restricted or sometimes even banned in public places. Cigarette companies are banned from advertising their products on the TV, radio, and on print, and most people now know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, emphysema, etc. It can also reduce your lifespan by 10 years or more. The cost implication for this habit over a period of years runs into thousands of pounds. So how is it that people still smoke? The answer is simple, its called ADDICTION.
Addiction – once you’re hooked, it’s hard to unhook yourself
Breaking the habit of smoking is really difficult and this is because tobacco contains a substance called nicotine, which is a very addictive. And just like heroin or other addictive substances, it doesn’t take too long for the mind and the body to quickly get so used to it, that you need to smoke to feel normal. People then come up with loads of reasons why they need to smoke. Sometimes, they think it’s cool, others find themselves smoking because they have close friends and family members that smoke. Studies have shown that for every 10 smokers, about 9 of them start before they turn 18. And I’m very sure they never thought that they would become addicted. Little wonder why they say – it’s better not to even start in the first place. If you are finding it hard to stop smoking, this is where Stop Smoking in Harley Street London can help you to make it the best way to quit smoking. I explain how the nicotine hi-jacks your brain and we use techniques to help you eradicate this.
You should also be careful with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) because they are loaded with cancer-causing chemicals and harmful toxins, including the ones used in antifreeze. These devices which are battery-operated use cartridges that are stuffed with nicotine, flavourings, and other harmful chemicals which it converts into a vapour that the smoker inhales. No matter what, let’s always make one thing clear: there isn’t anything as a “safe” nicotine product.
Cigarettes and e-cigarettes aren’t the only thing that get people hooked on tobacco. Hookahs, which are staples of the Middle Eastern café society, are water pipes that have a hose and a tapered mouthpiece through which you can smoke tobacco. A popular myth even exists which suggests that hookahs are safer since the smoke that comes from it gets cooled by the time it is passed through the water. However, you should take note of the black, resinous gunk that accumulates in the hose of the hookah. In fact, experts say hookahs are actually not safer than cigarettes — and since people often use them for longer periods and they don’t have filters, the health risks might be even greater. People usually share hookahs, so there’s the added risk of germs that may be passed along with the pipe. Here’s some more facts: Hookah Myths & Truths
Risks of smoking
There actually aren’t any physical reasons for anyone to take up smoking. The body has absolutely no need for tobacco – unlike the way it needs food, sleep, water, sleep and exercise. Chemicals like nicotine and cyanide, which you find in cigarettes, are actually dangerous poisons that can kill an individual when taken in high doses. Our body system is smart. It quickly finds ways to defend itself whenever it is being threatened by poison. People who are smoking for the first time usually feel a burning pain in their throat and lungs, and sometimes some first timers even feel ill, sick or vomit when they inhale cigarette smoke.
Some of the health consequences that cigarette poisoning causes, happen over a long time. In the long run, smoking causes health challenges like stroke, heart disease, emphysema (which is a breakdown in the tissues of the lungs), and several forms of cancer — like lung, stomach, throat and bladder cancer. Smokers are often prone to developing skin problems like psoriasis (which is a type of rash), and are also very likely to have wrinkles because of the lack of oxygen getting to their skin and vital organs. Smokers also stand a higher chance of getting infections like pneumonia and bronchitis. As Carrie Bradshaw says “It’s killing me.”
These diseases weaken your normal active life, and sometimes can lead to death. Statistics show that in the U.S. about 1 out of every 5 deaths is caused by smoking. In the UK Ash – Action on smoking and health website reports that every year, around 96,000 people in the UK die from diseases caused by smoking.
Smokers lose some of their bone density and this leaves them vulnerable to diseases like osteoporosis (a condition that makes people’s backs to bend over as they get older and causes their bones to break more easily). Smoking also causes fertility issues and can negatively affect one’s sexual health. Girls who smoke and also take Pills or any other hormone-based birth control method have a higher chance of contracting severe health challenges; like heart attacks. Other short term side effects of smoking include:
Bad breath – Cigarette smoking causes persistent bad breath, a condition known as halitosis.
Clothes and hair with bad smell – The odor of stale smoke seems to stick around on people’s clothes, their hairs, cars and furnitures. Getting this smell off is often very difficult.
Poor athletic display – Smokers are usually no rivals in terms of athletics to those of their non-smoking counterparts because the physical impacts of smoking (like a faster heartbeat, poor blood circulation, and short breaths) negatively affect sports performance.
Higher injury risks and slower recovery time – Our body’s collagen producing abilities are affected by smoking so regular sports injuries, like tendon or ligament injuries, will take a longer time to heal for smokers than for non smokers.
Increased chances of falling sick – Studies have shown that smokers are a lot more prone to flu, colds, pneumonia and bronchitis than non-smokers. And those with pre existing health conditions, like asthma, are likely to become sicker when they smoke (or even if they just hang around people who do). Some teens who in a bid to manage their weight tend to want to use smoking to control their appetite, which eventually leaves them without the necessary nutrients their body needs to grow, develop, and resist illnesses.
Best way to quit smoking – staying nicotine free
All things tobacco — from cigarettes, to cigars, pipes, hookahs, and smokeless tobacco — are dangerous to your health. It’s not helpful to try to replace cigarettes with products that seems like they are better like low-tar or filtered cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
The only true solution to helping you avert the dangers of smoking is for one to stay nicotine free. This might not be as easy as it sounds, especially if you have people around you that smoke and are willing to offer you cigarettes. But, being nicotine free gives you a whole lot more from life — more energy, better looks, better vitality and more money for you to spare, and eventually, a longer healthier life!
If you are interested in finding out more about how hypnotherapy is the best way to quit smoking, you can click on my page here Stop Smoking Specialist to see how I work in the session. Or contact me by phone, email or on the contact form on this website. I’m looking forward to helping more people have a smoke free future.