You and Your Habits

Habits can be defined as routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously. In the American Journal of Psychology it is defined in this way: “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.”
Habituation is an extremely simple form of learning, in which an organism, after a period of exposure to a stimulus, stops responding to that stimulus in varied manners. Examples of habit formation are the following: If you instinctively reach for a cigarette the moment you […]

I’ll Put On Weight

At lot of people that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba are worried that they will put on weight when they quit smoking.
When you smoke sugar is released into the bloodstream quickly and as this is food smoking can be an appetite suppressant. However if you change your diet to having a small amount of sugar there is no reason to put on weight.
People get worried that they will turn to eating when they are bored as they smoked when this happened. There is no need to smoke when you are bored as we […]

The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

When people come to us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba we ask them to list the benefits that they will get from quitting. Here are some of them:
• Breathe easier
• More Energy
• Live Longer
• Better quality of a future life
• More in control of their lives
• Will be around for their children and grandchildren
• More money
• Able to socialise with whomever they want whenever they want
• Less inconvenience
• Smell fresher
• Don’t have to lie about smoking
• More time and more efficient
• Better health
There are many more benefits to be gained by quitting. The list above is by no means all the benefits; they are just the most common ones that […]

Electronic Cigarettes

The World Health Organisation has just come out with a recommendation that electronic cigarettes are harmful. In the past they have endorsed the electronic cigarette as there has not been enough evidence that the electronic cigarette is harmful.
The electronic cigarette is just another way to deliver nicotine to the body and anybody that thinks that nicotine is not harmful is deluding themselves. Nicotine is a stimulant and when it enters the body it causes the blood vessels to constrict. By doing this it increases your blood pressure and thus your chances of stroke. By constricting your blood vessels nicotine interferes […]