Why should I give up smoking?
There are many good reasons to give up smoking but people will find it easiest when they have got to that "enough's enough" stage. Time to stop
It is an expensive cancer mortgage that you never pay off until you die.
It robs your energy and health. Because it also affect the skin people often age more quickly. You get out of breath more easily so you even feel older.
It smells and it leaves that stale ashtray smell wherever you smoke and go.
While only around half the people who smoke die from it, if you do it is likely to be a slow and painful death unless you are lucky enough to have a massive cardiac arrest.
Despite all this I know it isn't easy. Old habits die hard as they say and that is what smoking is. An old habit!
What am I really doing to myself?
Cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, most of them pretty nasty and some just downright deadly. Nicotine, the bit that gives us a buzz is natures strongest insecticide. The smoke contains Carbon monoxide which is better known for killing people who get near faulty gas installations. It takes the place of oxygen in your blood and prevents the cells from operating properly. This is one reason smokers have less energy. They cannot get enough oxygen in to their body.I want to quit
Then there's the tar that clogs up the lungs. The cells lining the lungs have little hairs that are supposed to brush out dirt and keep them clean but the smoke paralyses the hairs and the tar sticks inside your lungs.
Smoking can also lead to fatty deposits in the arteries, meaning a heart attack is more likely or other circulation problems. Some people have amputations directly from smoking blocking the blood flow to their limbs.
The Benefits of quitting
The sooner you stop, the better your chances of avoiding the various horrible fates of the smoker. Within just a few minutes the body is starting to take steps to recover.Yes I am ready
Whilst nothing works for everyone hypnotherapy consistently shows up in surveys as the best method for quitting the habit, because that is what it is. Just a habit. But isn't it highly addictive? No. A 20 a day smoker lights up roughly every three quarters of an hour but can happily go to sleep for 8 hours or even more. You can go on a flight for several hours with no side effects other than being a bit tetchy. Real addicts cant do this. There are severe withdrawal symptoms if a drug user or alcoholic stops. A smoker can stop just like that with very little or no effects.
Forget the idea that you are addicted. Its just a habit and when you realise that it becomes easier because you know habits can be broken. It is also not part of your identity. You are not a "Smoker" It is just something you do.