Decide to Stop Smoking – Go Ahead and Jump!

Until you draw a line in the sand and decide to stop smoking, there's no earthly way it's going to happen. This need for commitment is essential not only to stop smoking, but to follow through with any new endeavor or goal. Take swimming for instance.

You'll never learn to swim until you can not touch the bottom. Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath, jump in the deep end, and start treading and swallowing some water.

After the initial struggle … if you do not lose your cool, and keep your head together, you'll slowly figure out how to keep it above water. Then, as you relax, you'll realize this swimming thing is not nearly as difficult as you imagined. Before long, you'll experience the joys of swimming and you'll wonder what ever kept you out of the water for so long.

The smoker's metaphor for jumping in the deep end is his commitment to never having another smoke … ever. Facing this reality is when the smoker realizes he can no longer touch the bottom, you might say. And as with the swimmer … after the initial struggle, he too will begin to relax and experience the joys of becoming a non-smoker … providing he's committed to weather the storm.

In either case, it's the seriousness of the commitment which empowers you … thereby awakening nature's way of giving you everything you need precisely at the time you need it. It's a jumping in the deep end kind of a thing. Take it to heart and you'll give yourself a fighting chance to succeed.

I challenge you to make the following commitment … but only when you are seriously ready to jump in the deep end and decide to stop smoking.

Write down the following bold commitment on a piece of paper. Keep it with you and read it when you first wake up each morning and before you retire each evening.
I will quit smoking.

• I fully commit to completely stop smoking for the period of one month (30 days).

• With all my mind and energy, I will each day seek out and enjoy all the benefits that go along with this commitment, by moving forward and not looking back.

• I realize there will be difficult moments, but I will find a way to get through them … others have done it, and they are no better than I.

• At the end of this period, but not one day before, I will make the decision to continue my journey of getting my living back, or I'll decide to start smoking again.

My money's on getting your living back.

What are you waiting for … Go Ahead and Jump!

I will help you all I can, but I need your comments to do so. You can leave them below.


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How to Use Nicotine Patches To Overcome Smoking

Were you fascinated by heroes kicking butts while puffing smoke clouds in action flicks? Or did you have peers who thought smoking is just cool? Even if it was out of depression, it's never too late and it's about time to get things straight. Why? Smoking is just a slow and painful death. Besides being a cause of lung cancer, heart attack, asthma and bronchitis, it can cause infertility in men and for pregnant women, it is responsible for prematurity, abortions and miscarriages.

This should be enough to discourage you from smoking and now that you have made up your mind to give up smoking, you are bound to experience cigarette cravings as most do when they try to refuse from it. Basically in a cigarette, nicotine is what gets you addicted and if you can leave nicotine, you can leave smoking. But how? It sure is addicting but, where there's a will, there's a way. Nicotine Patches!

Keep in mind that nicotine patches are not for everyone. They are primarily for people who have previously tried to quit smoking but failed, those who smoke first thing in the morning or for those who smoke 20 or more cigarettes in a day. Side-effects of nicotine patches are minimal, you may face rashes or irritations on the spot where you applied the patch so it is advised to change the place for applying the patch every day. If you experience any other side-effects, consult a doctor right away. Also, nicotine patches are not an option for people with heart problems or pregnant women.

Treatment with nicotine patches can take up to 8 weeks for people who were strong smokers. What will you need? Nicotine patches, both strong and weak, and in 1: 1 ratio eg 10 strong and 10 weak. The length of the treatment and subsequently the number of patches required depends on how many cigarettes you used to smoke. For some people, treatment can even be completed in a week. So purchase nicotine patches accordingly and keep in mind you will have to use a patch every day.

Got the patches? Now you are all set to go. When you wake up in the morning, apply one strong patch of nicotine on your body, anywhere between the neck and waist. Now you may continue your everyday activities, you will still feel some cravings but they will not be intense and you will have to stay away from smoking, as you already have the nicotine patch on. Before sleeping, take the patch off and repeat the same routine the next day. After 5-6 days, when you feel that your desires have been less intense, you can start with the weak patches. Weak patches are applied the same way and keep on using them until you experience no cravings anymore. At the end of this treatment you will have quit smoking! Now you can see the colors of life and keep your head up in front of your hubby, children, friends or co-workers.

The writer wishes every reader success in quitting smoking.

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5 Useful Herbs to Help You Quit Smoking

Herbs are good additions to your smoking cessation program. There are certain herbs that help less the withdrawal symptoms, ease anxiety and stress, cut cravings, or help clean your lungs and body. Listed below are 5 helpful herbs to help you quit smoking.

Herb # 1: Catnip

Nepeta cataria or simply catnip is known to excite cats but gives the opposite effect to humans. Catnip eases anxiety, headaches, and can help smokers suffering from insomnia. It is also helpful in relieving upset stomach.

Catnip may also cut your cravings for cigarettes by putting some drops of its tissue on the back of your tongue. But make sure not to overdo it, as it can cause nausea, vomiting, or headaches.

Herb # 2: Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus or simply Calamus is usually used to treat bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough, but is also very effective in clearing your bronchioles and eliminating excess mucus and residual toxins in your lungs.

It also has stimulating properties that gives you the extra energy and stamina especially in the heights of the withdrawal symptoms.

Herb # 3: Coltsfoot

Tussilago farfara is an expectorant. It stimulates coughing and helps to expel the mucus in your lungs. But make sure to use it in small dose or you may end up having coughing spasms. Also, remember not to use coltsfoot if you're experiencing pain when breathing, or coughing up blood.

Herb # 3: Horsetail

Equisitum arvense contains little amount of nicotine. It can less your desires and alleviate the withdrawal symptoms especially in the first two weeks after quitting. However, continuous use of horsetail for more than 6 consecutive weeks is highly discouraged as it can cause urinary irritation, abstaining for at least 3 weeks after last use is advised.

Herb # 4: Korean Ginseng

Panax ginseng helps you cope with the physical and emotional stress of quitting smoking and restores the balance in your body. Korean ginseng is also a stimulant. It boosts your adrenal glands and controls cortisol secretion in your blood. It increases your energy, stamina and endurance. Also, it sharpens your concentration, improves mood, and help manage anxiety. However it should be taken in moderation, as it may cause side effects. Likewise, people suffering from heart condition, auto-immune disease, diabetes, bleeding disorder, or a hormone sensitive condition are discouraged from using this herb.

Herb # 5: Oats (Wild Oats / Oat Grass)

Avena sativa extract is often used to address nervous exhaustion or fatigue, it is a stimulant that helps ease the withdrawal symptoms and cut your cravings. Oat extract may also reduce anxiety and stress, and promote better sleep. It is also known to contain high levels of amino acid L-Tryptophan, an important substance for serotonin production which is responsible for better mood and well-being. This herb is safe for continuous use.

Most Herbs may taste unpleasant. If it's discouraging you from taking the herb, you can combine or mix it with the herbal tea you enjoy drinking. Also, there are herbs that should be taken in smaller amounts. So before you take any herb, make sure to consult your physician or an herbalist, or you can make a research yourself. Quitting smoking is one difficult task. You'll need every help you can get. And herbs may give your effort to quit smoking a boost.

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The Effects of Smoking on Young People – How Smoking Damages Our Youth

Smoking just never sees to go out of style. After all the information available about the hazards of smoking and the numerous campaigns targeted to educate children about the dangers associated with cigarette smoking, kids still continue to smoke. It is a problem that goes back several generations. Smoking just happens to be the most popular form of rebellion used by young people. The problem is that this rebellion absolutely leads to addiction.

Look, I was a kid who smoked too. I knew the dangers, my parents taught me not to smoke. But, it just looked “cool” and I collapsed at the first hint of peer pressure. Soon the cigarette here and there to turned to full blown nicotine addiction. So, trust me, I am not here to lecture; I do not consider myself a hypocrite.

But I do like to educate. And, in the end, the more voices talking about the dangers of smoking the better. So here is one more voice: mine. Below are some of the health effects that smoking has on young people.

  • The short term consequences that adolescents can expect from smoking include respiratory effects and shortness of breath. This effects young people's physical fitness and ability to participate in sports and other competitive events.
  • Most young people who smoke regularly continue smoking through adulthood and experience continued lung deterioration and disease; including asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), the leading cause of death among smokers.
  • Studies have shown that early signs of heart disease and stroke are found in young people who smoke.
  • Smoking at a young age increases the risk of lung and other cancers. The risk of smoking related cancer increases as that young person continues to smoke into adulthood.
  • It sees the mind is also affected by smoking. Teenage smokers are more likely to see a doctor for emotional or psychological issues than non-smoking teens.
  • Smoking cigarettes leads to use of other drugs. Studies prove that teen smokers are much more likely to use alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine.

That is a brief list of the effects smoking has on young people. In short, it is a very bad path to start down. If you are a young person who is smoking, please stop now. If you are having trouble quitting on your own turn to your parents, doctor, teacher, friends, anyone you trust to help you find the help you need. Remember, smoking will hurt you and can even kill you. Quit smoking now, believe me, you will wish you did when you get older.

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Quitting Smoking – Take Five It’s Important

Most of us are familiar with the term to take five, but it has a special importance for you when quitting smoking. The only possible benefit that smoking brings is that smokers often take a break to have their cigarette.

Over time these cigarettes are given magical powers such as helping you to think or relax. The simple fact is that it is the break itself that provides the benefit, the smoke is just the excuse to take the break.

In the mining industry in the past it would be common for a miner to stop, have a smoke and survey a rock wall or similar. It was often during these times that problems would be noticed.

This time is so important that it is now standard procedure in the mines to take five. Smoking is no longer allowed but the time out is. Many potentially hazardous situations are recognized and dealt with because of take five.

So what does this mean for you as a smoker wanting to quit? If you look at your smoking habit you will be able to identify those cigarettes which you have that are connected with taking five. Sitting on your patio, or in your car before work. The recharging smokers at morning or afternoon tea.

A few precious minutes near the back door or your work place. The after work, wind down on your back deck alone or with your partner. Etc etc You have your special smoking moments, which rightly you will miss when you quit cigarettes.

Many people will give up these moments in the belief that they will trigger them to smoke. But this is a big mistake, because quickly you may feel twice as bad, no smokers and way to relax.

Firstly to remind you it's the break which gives you the benefits, so it is important that you continue to take five. What you need is a new strategy. First you can do simple things like sit in a different chair when you make phone calls. The same when you relax outside at home.

Try a different cafe or again face a different way in your favorite. Some people will stop having their breaks because they do not feel justified, if they do not have a reason to stop.

Remember these break are important to your stress levels and decision making, so grab a cup of tea or coffee or just stop to take a few deep breaths or just hide out of the window.

These simple strategies are much more powerful than you can imagine and are made even more effective when you use hypnosis to quit smoking, because all those old habits will be addressed and your new take five habits introduced.

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Quitting Smoking – Who Wants More Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide is a simple combination of one molecule of carbon and one of oxygen, which has no taste or color, yet has a substantial effect in your body.

While it is true that you produce carbon monoxide (CO) naturally in your body, like most things there is a natural optimum level.

CO is a common pollutant, most well known as the gas which released from car exhaust systems which can kill.

Some friends of fine who are dedicated smokers, like to cite the example of coffee drinkers sipping their brew at roadside tables. They argue that they are breathing in more pollution than smokers.

Unfortunately this is just another example of smoker rationalization.

The concentration of CO in a smoker's blood stream is ten times the amount seen in a non smoker in the same environment. The reason is simple, when you smoke you are directly breathing in high levels into a closed system.

The CO coming out of the cars passing the roadside cafe is being diluted by air movement. And depending on wind direction it may not even reach you as you enjoy your coffee.

The effects of CO poisoning, yes you are poisoning yourself, chronic low level exposure effects can range from headaches, vertigo, flu like feelings, depression, confusion, sleep problems, nausea and memory loss to name a few, through to death from acute poisoning .

The good news is that when you quit smoking your CO levels will fall to close to zero in just one week! That's right in just seven days you can replace the CO in your blood, which is toxic, with oxygen which is life giving.

So this is either another powerful reason to quit smoking or another inconvenient fact which must be filed away in the do not mention part of your brain, for which you will need to create an excuse, such as my friends did with the coffee drinkers.

Let's assume you have had enough CO and it's time for oxygen to be your friend again, then hypnosis is the easiest way for you to once again to get your fair share of oxygen.

Freeing you to have more energy to pursue life, better sleep to enhance that increased energy, a more stable mood allowing for less stress and more happy moments, all of these effects and more can be enjoyed when you use hypnosis to stop smoking and reduce your carbon monoxide.

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Reducing Your Cigarette Intake Slowly

Attempting to quit smoking is never easy; working to reduce your intake of cigarettes as well as actually quitting completely is always a hard process. If you have tried to quit cold turkey before, you have probably experienced a large number of problems. This is one of the hardest methods to quit smoking that there is. This can really make the process of quitting smoking much harder than it really is. If you have struggled to quit before, there is still help available to you. Simply having trouble quitting smoking immediately does not mean that you are doomed to smoke forever.

If you are aware that you have had problems in the past quitting you are ahead when it comes to the next attempt. Being fully aware of your problems will enable you to create a plan to combat the complications that you experienced. For example, if you find that you are far too interested in smoking to just quit fully you might need to approach the process of quitting in a different manner. One of the most successful options you could pursue is quitting slowly.

Quitting all at once may be something that you are not capable of doing. This is not uncommon at all; in fact, many people have great difficulty if they attempt to quit cold turkey. If you take your time and quit slowly you will find that the process of quitting goes much easier. Slowly cutting out a few cigarettes each day will allow you to slowly decrease the amount of cigarettes that you smoke, without feeling as if you are completely suffering.

One of the most important things to remember if you are quitting slowly is you need to occupy your time during the period when you are typically smoking. If you have elected to skip smoking at specific times, you need to ensure you stay busy during these times. This would mean finding a way to keep your mind occupied that will not involve keeping your hands idle, after all if your hands are idle you are much more likely to slip up and smoke again. You could try knitting, drawing or anything to keep your hands busy and your mind off of cigarettes.

If you find that you have a very strong temptation to smoke during these times, you need to create a specific task that you will do whenever the urge is strong to smoke. Looking into nicotine gum or possibly even chewing regular gum may be all of the help that you need to avoid the temptation to smoke when you are most tempted. Regardless of how quickly you are trying to smoke, you should always cut out no more than two cigarettes a day until you have established a successful pattern.

If you have gone a week with the reduction of two cigarettes successfully, it would then be time to cut back another two. Going slow will allow you to easily see the point where you start to have serious problems, but at the same time build up your self-control. In the very least, you will begin to see improvements in your health due to the decrease of cigarettes that you are smoking still. Of course, as everyone knows, it is much better to simply quit smoking fully, but this is not always possible for everyone.

Making sure that you are successful the next time you attempt to quit smoking is going to involve a great amount of commitment and willpower. Additionally, it will also take a serious desire for you to actually quit and improve your health. If you are surely working at quitting slowly you need to be aware of the potential problems and ready to take control of your habits in order to effectively make new habits that will set you up for a much healthier lifestyle. Avoiding the bad habits that smoking causes is certainly not easy; taking the time to really grass at the small benefits that you start to achieve is critical to success and will find you in much better health.

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Quitting Smoking – What If You Forgot To Smoke!

This sounds impossible right? But my aunt who was a heavy smoker until recently, suddenly stopped because she forgot she was a smoker.

She has Alzheimer's disease, this is not what stopped her, in fact she was smoking heavily because she lost track of how many she smoked per day. The ashtrays and smokers in her environment were a constant reminder.

But then she fell and broke her hip. After a week in hospital she asked her husband for a smoke. He replied, why would you want a smoke? You quit twenty years ago. She just agreed and has not smoked since.

A little deceptive, certainly, yet in the interests of her health, he did the same when she came home and she asked for alcohol. So what happened to her nicotine cravings, developed from fifty years as a heavy smoker.

Surely she would have had strong uncomfortable feelings, maybe angry, perhaps weird feelings in her stomach, it would have been expected that even though her short term memory was poor she would have had a bank of memories of smoking in the past, but she had none of these.

Does Alzheimer's negate the effect of nicotine? which according to many is the a highly addictive drug which causes strong withdrawal symptoms, so strong that many smokers attempt to quit several times before finally succeeding. These so called physical symptoms should persist in spite of memory.

The reality is It's not surprising she felt no cravings, it's because the real cravings are powerful subconscious connections to smoking, not some chemical addiction over which you have no control.

Do not believe it? Then think for a minute about when do you smoke? After food, coffee, on the phone, when driving, when you need to think, etc etc. What do any of these things have to do with nicotine?

There is another way to forget to smoke, another way to be free from the clutches of cigarettes, without having to struggle with cold turkey, plaster toxic patches on your body or even take mind bending pharmaceuticals.

Hypnosis is the solution, the safe fast way to change the memory in your unconscious. It can be done without any of the stress or trauma of experiencing a life changing disease such as Alzheimer's.

However for most people the effect of forgetting about smoking is no less powerful. Many have no connection, some a little and some have to work a little harder, but all in all your best option.

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Quitting Smoking – Imagine A Picture Frame

Imagine a picture frame, and inside that frame there is a picture of you smoking, maybe you're on the phone. Now imagine another frame and another each with a photo of you smoking in one of your typical situations.

These frames lined up paint the picture of your smoking life. Your mind is filled with these frames and then an advertising program comes along with different frames. Such as images of dying or sick people, these are provided to replace all the other frames in your mind.

But the existing frames are so entrenched that for most people the grisly images simply create increased fear while they continue to smoke. You may try to force these scary frames to help you to quit but these thoughts only go as deep as the conscious mind will permit.

But the long established smoking frames have been lodged in your unconscious mind since the time you began to smoke.

In hypnosis we use a term called re-framing. It's a way to have someone see something from a different perspective. When my son was young one of his friends would stay over, but he only ate pasta cheese and rock melon. He thought everything was yucky.

One night we had a butter chicken curry. My son started eating as it was his favorite, I told his friend he would have to have pasta and cheese because the chicken was so good that we would not want to share it.

After a while of listening to lots of satisfied eating sounds he said he was glad that he did not have to eat such foods, I agreed and suggested that he probably could not curry anyway. He rose to the challenge and in what seemed no time at all he had destroyed an entire plate and wanted more.

He continued to try new foods on his visits and soon surprised his family with his new found love of food. He re-framed his view of food.

To change your frame what is required is an intense focus state, which we know as a trance or hypnosis.

This way a conversation is had with your unconscious mind, during which you will easily create new frames in your mind. New ways of thinking as a non smoker, thinking feeling and behaving as a person who always chooses to breathe fresh air, as a person who cares for themselves and those close to them.

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The Nicotine Trick of Smoking

Most people know the dangers of smoking but most people DO NOT know this little-known fact of smoking: smoking actually increases your stress level!

Many people claim that smoking helps them lower their stress levels, but the nicotine in cigarettes actually produces something called “The Nicotine Effect” and it works like this: when a person smokes a cigarette, the nicotine brings up a delayed reaction where roughly 20 minutes after smoking that cigarette, the nicotine causes the person to feel the physical effects of stress: the skin tightens, blood pressure increases, and so on.

When a person feels the physical effects of stress in their body, they start to feel mentally stressed as well. We call our feelings “feelings” because we FEEL them in our body. Our minds, by way of our thoughts, influence what we feel in our bodies and vice versa.

The interesting thing about this Nicotine Effect is that because it is so many minutes after smoking the cigarette, the person does not associate the feelings of stress with the cigarette. In other words, because there is such a delay, the person does not make the connection of what they are feeling to the cigarettes they smoke.

The result: the smoker smokes a cigarette … minutes later, feels stressed and then smokers in order to relieve their stress. It's a vicious circle!

So, why do so many people feel as though smoking relieves stress? It comes down to two things: distraction and breathing!

Our minds are easily distracted. Case in point: have you ever been sitting on your couch and stand up to get a drink of water and then found yourself distracted by a phone call or someone calling your name … and then an hour later realize you totally forgot about that drink ? When someone is stressed and they walk away from the stressful situation to smoke a cigarette, it's just like that phone call. Your mind is occupied by another activity – in this case, smoking. Over time, after thousands of cigarettes smoked, you've conditioned yourself to “believe” that smoking relieves stress.

The second aspect, breathing, goes back to our physical needs: when we are stressed, our bodies go into the “fight or flight” mode of preservation – in essence, we become battle-ready and that start taking in more oxygen for this battle -readiness.

How does this tie into smoking? When a person smokes, especially when they smoke when they are stressed, they take in a deep breath when they drag on that cigarette!

With all that in mind, it's easy to understand how smokers can misunderstand the effects of cigarettes in terms of relieving stress. And once smokers begin to understand the true relationship of cigarettes and stress, it's important first step towards becoming a healthy non-smoker … for good!

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Quitting Smoking And Surgery

In many cases quitting smoking is not an option for even the most important surgical procedures, such as heart surgery. That's because as a smoker you will be on the bottom of the list. You are perceived not only as a surgical risk but as a low priority.

Surgery is a stressful event for your body, even a young healthy body, the anaesthetic, the cutting, the immune challenges, the emotional pressure, the physical strain of having joints and organs pushed and folded, and the stitches.

Some of the problems include:

Reduction of oxygen to all tissues of your body . This is a significant problem, your heart has to work harder, your blood pressure is higher and you can have as much as ten times as much carbon monoxide in your blood as a non smoker, this can affect your heart during surgery.

Reduced healing capacity. Of course you want to heal quickly, and get out of hospital. But as a smoker you are at a greater risk of infection, bad scaring, and a longer recovery time, this means that your return to work and normal function will be delayed. Having a compromised immune system from smoking is no way to enter a hospital, let alone surgery.

Less ability to cope with anaesthesia. Many people feel the ill effects and the stress of anaesthetics, you will feel it worse as a smoker. You may need more drugs to keep you under and feel pain more acutely.

Blood clots. Cigarettes make your blood thicker and sticker so the risk of clotting and stroke are increased.

Obviously quitting before surgery is the best thing to do. Of course the longer the better. Eight weeks gives you the best results, in four weeks your lungs will be working better, and therefore moving more oxygen.

Even quitting 12 hours before surgery will have some benefit for your heart and blood pressure.

The question is, if you are having surgery and you have to quit anyway, why would not you stop at least two months prior to your surgery.

The next step is to use this new found freedom from smoking and let it keep you a non smoker for life. 70% of smokers who have heart surgery return to smoking, do not be one of them.

You can quit smoking and feel more calm and relaxed about your surgery by using hypnosis to quit. This effective process will smooth the way for you to be not only a low smoker but recover better and quicker from surgery.

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The Easiest Ways to Help You Quit Smoking Forever

Are you in dire need of effective ways to quit smoking but its craving is haunting you every time? It is wise to state that doing away with tobacco is not an easy endeavor especially when you are an addict. The good news is that if you know about the dangers associated with tobacco and you set a goal to shun it forever, you can make it if you try. Researchers have openly warned smokers that it would lead them to their grave yet premature death caused by tobacco is the most preventable. If you decide to quit it early, you will have denied some illnesses that were to attack you in future at bay. It is very easy to spot a person who is deep rooted into smoking. Immature wrinkles, disturbed voice and persistent coughs with mucus spits are just but early signs and thereafter, heart and lung diseases may join the track. If you want to live healthy for years and to look younger, the follow strategies will help you quit smoking;

Nicotine Alternatives

To avert nicotine craving from tobacco, you can use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) available at medical centers. It does come in form of an inhaler or a spray and it is always prescribed by a doctor. These products are FDA approved and are a sure way of keeping you away from tobacco but at the same time meeting your nicotine craving until the day you will call it quit.

Shun Away Triggers

You have been smoking and you know very well the circumstances that most often influenced you to do that. If parties or joints are places where you like to smoke a lot, to quit smoking, it is about that ultimate time you should avoid such triggers. Do not put yourself into a trap. If you find that holding a cigarette in your hand is fun, replace it with a pen or a key holder.

Introduce Distractors

If you are that smoker who knows that you will smoke after 10 minutes and that has entered into your mind, you bought to trick your mind. You can choose to do something that is incorporating to act as distract. For example, immediately you want to quench your nicotine craving, you can go to your garage and mend any mess. Cheating the mind after sometime will make nicotine craving a history.

Make the Mouth Busy

One of the best ways to make your mouth busy is to chew a gum so as to forget about the craving. Instead of smoking, your mouth should be busy chewing a raw food like cassava, carrot or fruit. Within no time, you will realize that your mouth is not only for smoking because easy to shun tobacco by replacement with these.

Do not buy the One is Enough Ideology

One is never enough and there is no debate about that. Human beings are easily lured by anything and if you believe that you can smoke just one that is a lie. Try as much as possible to keep even that one at bay. When you smoke one, it will probably lead you to another so it is better to halt it all.

Physical Exercises and Workouts

When you engage in workouts when you are idle, instead of smoking, you will be doing something beneficial to your health. After sometime, you will find that you need no more cigarettes so a direct way to quitting.

Join Support Groups

If you find likeminded people who are also looking for ways to quit smoking, you will be able to share moments together and help each other exclusively. You will get genuine encouragements and this will boost your morale leading you to a non smoking life.


The above are some of the many effective ways to quit smoking that others have tried and won. It is now your time to try as much as possible until the day you become a non smoker. Good luck!

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Quitting Smoking With Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot the famous Agatha Christie detective was himself a smoker. But he was most well known as a master of solving puzzles. While you may think that quitting smoking is a simple matter of taking some mind bending pharmaceutical or patches which contain nicotine an effective weed killer. As many before you have discovered there is so much more to stopping this deadly habit.

So you need to find a better way to quit and you need a sleuth on your side to dig deep to solve your smoking puzzle and set you free.

Most people when asked why they want to quit, reply that it is for their health. If you are thinking the same then what does this statement mean mean?

What are your problems now, are you coughing in the morning, do you wheeze or puff climbing stairs?

Do your lungs feel congested? Do you struggle to keep up with your children grandchildren or friends?

Do you feel the pain of exclusion as you smoke outside on a cold night as your child stares at you through the glass, how many opportunities have you let slip, precious moments that are gone forever.

Are there places and times you smoke that are special to you, sometimes only known to you?

Do you stand in city laneways at lunchtime with strangers bonding over the need to hide away to comply with the ever encroaching rules?

Do you change clothes and wash your hair so that some people do not know you smoke? Or perhaps you keep the secret from co workers or your doctor, but you realize that non smokers are sensitive to the smell and doctors pick up on the physical signs.

There are so many things that you have in common with most smokers but there are those important distinctions which apply only to you.

Through taking the time to do the detective work you can get to the core of your smoking problem. To make this information truly valuable these clues are used in your hypnosis session. This way you quickly and easily get to the heart of the problem and you get to be a non smoker faster than you ever dreamed possible.

This process takes nothing more than your complete honesty in gathering the information, your strong desire to quit and your commitment to the hypnosis process. Once you have these things lined up the rest is straight forward.

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Quitting Smoking – 13 Signs You Are Not Taking It Seriously

Not taking quitting smoking seriously may sound like an odd way to approach such an important issue as quitting cigarettes. But that's exactly what I'm suggesting happens sometimes. Maybe it's intentional and maybe not. By that I mean are you consciously or unconsciously blocking your success.

13 signs you are unconsciously blocking your success, or you just do not want to quit.

  1. You turn up for a hypnosis session and challenge the therapist to put you under.
  2. You have been too busy to read you pre session email and follow the pre instructions.
  3. Your partner booked the session and you engaged with the process.
  4. Your intake form is only sparsely filled out, avoiding specific important details.
  5. You keep some cigarettes on hand just in case.
  6. You're not prepared to avoid a risky smoking situation on the night of your session, in order for your nervous system to fully process the change.
  7. You complain that you may have to give up two hours of your time to quit.
  8. When booking the session it is the least important item in your busy schedule.
  9. You do not do your follow up steps.
  10. You take several weeks to report a problem.
  11. You come out of hypnosis, and in spite of experiencing specific hypnotic indicators, in spite of no prior hypnotic experience, you immediately question whether you were in a trance.
  12. You have a cigarette sometimes after quitting, even though you did not need one or want one.
  13. You forget to turn up for your appointment, given that most people who attend can think of little else in the prior day, forgetting is questionable.

So why turn at all if you are not serious, it could be that you do not want to quit, but are going through the motions to please someone else. But more likely you have a parts conflict.

That is a part of you wants to quick, but another part deep down in your subconscious is not only not ready but will actively block your efforts.

Let's assume that you do want to be a non smoker, then the solution is to dig deep prior to your session, to be completely honest about your reasons for smoking, and to allow yourself to deeply feel the pain of smoking.

Look at yourself in the mirror and shot out your intention to quit, then light a cigarette and blow the smoke through a tissue and feel the disgust.

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Quitting Smoking – Does Hypnosis Scepticism Help You?

Most people who choose hypnosis to quit smoking have never experienced it before. And so some approach the session with some degree of skepticism. This is natural response for people who are anxious about making an important change in their life.

But once you have decided to make your appointment this feeling is a waste of emotional energy. You want to be free from smoking and you need to be committed and focussed on stopping cigarettes for good.

Quitting is a two person job, you and the hypnotist. You each have a role to play, their role is to bring all of their skill and experience to the process, and yours is to fully participate, want to succeed, and expect to succeed.

After all you are not having a session to feel a little better about yourself, you are there to stop a habit which is slowly killing you, whether you like to acknowledge it or not.

A habit which steels thousands of dollars from your bank account each year and robs you of precious time with family and friends.

So any feelings of doubt or skepticism can just fade into the distance when comparing them with the benefits for of quitting.

The easiest way to change your thoughts about hypnosis is to focus on what you want, all your powerful reasons for quitting. The benefits, the savings, the improved health. Being able to be more active as you breathe easier and have more energy.

By doing this you are already starting the quitting process before you come in for your session. Turning up to quit with an arms folded posture, challenging the hypnotherapist to fix you. You are wasting your time, their time and more importantly your future wellbeing.

Remember this is all about you. No matter how caring the practitioner is, you are just another smoker in the overall scheme of things. If you do not succeed, your practitioner will still go home to their family and have dinner and watch television.

They may be concerned on your behalf, but the reality of therapy is that your practicer can not agonise over each client or they will go mad. If however your failure to prepare and engage with the process fully results in a failure, then it's you who lives with the consequences.

Perhaps you will claim that hypnosis does not work, which then cuts you off from your best quitting hope and further cements your belief that you can not quit. All you have to do is prepare, expect and want to quit and fully engage and you will succeed.

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