Why Quit Smoking?

The 4 main reasons why people come to quit smoking cigarettes is:
• They are worried about their health
• The control that smoking has over them
• The cost of smoking
• Family
Interestingly enough the cost of smoking, although it often comes up, is never a main motivation to stop smoking. People will always find money to smoke cigarettes. On average, it costs someone $8000 per year to smoke. The question is why do people spend so much money on a habit that in most cases is slowly but surely killing them?
The saying, there’s safety in numbers, is very true as we are […]

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Can I be hypnotised?

When using hypnosis to help people quit smoking one of the most common questions asked of me is; can I be hypnotised?
The answer is that only a few people cannot be hypnotised. These are people with a low IQ or certain mental problems. Of course, if you do not want to be hypnotised and you resist then you will not be hypnotised.
All hypnosis is, is a state of focus and acceptance that causes a change of state. We all spend our lives going in and out of hypnotic trance. In fact, we spend about 70 to 80 percent of our […]

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Quit Smoking and Breathe Fresh Air

Smoking is a habit; all the research shows that nicotine is not addictive. The secret to stop smoking is to replace the habit of smoking with another habit.
With most ways of quitting smoking the habit is removed but nothing replaces it. This leaves a gap in the unconscious mind. Nature does not like gaps so will fill that gap, usually by you going back to smoking. That’s why people go back to smoking after quitting. That gap needs to be filled with another habit.
This gap can be filled with other habits like exercise or eating. The problem here is that […]

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You’re smoking an insecticide

The tobacco plant produces its own insecticide to protect it. This insecticide is called nicotine and it is very effective. If you brush up against a tobacco leaf it will leave a brown gooey substance, this is mainly nicotine.
Tobacco is produced by drying the leaves under controlled conditions. This process concentrates the nicotine in the tobacco, the stuff that you smoke.
This was well known in the past and tobacco was often used to kill pests in the garden or on crops. At one stage, it was common to soak cured tobacco leaves in water and then spray that water over […]

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Smoking, The Adult Dummy

One of the most common reasons why people smoke is that they believe that it reduces stress.
The answer to this is yes it does and no it doesn’t. When the nicotine from your cigarettes enters your system your blood vessels very rapidly constrict and your blood circulation is reduced. When you are stressed your muscles clench and need an increased blood supply. You smoke which interferes with this supply, the result is that it increases stress!!
There is a part of smoking cigarettes that reduces stress and this is the hand movements of smoking and the inhaling and exhaling. In fact, […]

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Do you really want to quit?

Many people come to me to quit smoking and say that they want to quit but there is a part of them that still enjoys smoking. My reply to this is somewhat brutal but you cannot sugar coat it.
Everybody likes a fair deal. If I was to ask you to enter into a deal where you got nothing from it and it disadvantaged, you I very much doubt that you will enter into the deal. Here’s the deal that you have with smoking cigarettes; for whatever benefit that you perceive that you are getting from smoking the flip side is […]

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E-cigarettes and quit smoking

The use of E-cigarettes to help people quit smoking is becoming more and more popular. Little is known about the health risks of using e-cigarettes and there is also debate about whether they help to quit smoking cigarettes and about how effective they are.

The following is the result of a survey done in the EU.

Expectations: Why people used e-cigarettes

67% to stop or reduce smoking                                                                           […]

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Emotional Smoking

One of my clients came back the other day as he had started smoking. He started smoking within 48 hours of doing the quit process. When this happens it usually happens for one of two reasons: you don’t really want to quit or deep in the unconscious mind there is a feeling that there is a benefit,
After some questioning it transpired that the client thought that he wanted to quit smoking but deep in his unconscious mind was an emotional tie to smoking. You see the client was spending all his money and energy on bringing up his family and […]

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I’ve smoked for too long

I’m frequently asked if I can help a person to quit smoking who has smoked for a long time. I get questions like, “I’ve been smoking for over 30 years can you help?”
The answer is yes I can help a person to quit smoking cigarettes even if they have been smoking for a long time. The length of time spent smoking does have an effect in that if a person has smoked for a long time what are they going to replace it with?
To quit smoking effectively you have to replace one habit with another. I replace the habit of […]

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Smoking, Past Connections

I sometimes get people who just not seem to be able to quit smoking. They try everything and yet they still cannot quit.
Often the reason for this is the connection of their smoking with stress and trauma of the past. If your smoking is linked to this then you will not stop smoking cigarettes.
Let’s say in the past a person has had a serious accident and abuse. If the brain does not turn these incidents into a memory then the person is stuck in flight, fright or freeze. Being in a constant state of this manifests itself as […]

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