Smoking. What’s the real cost?

When people want to quit smoking the cost of quitting is often a major factor. When you really think about it the actual cost of the process to quit smoking is small compared to the other costs involved in smoking. Let’s look at these costs:
Firstly, and more importantly is the cost to your health from smoking. How much is vitality and longevity worth? How much is the quality of your life worth? It probably can’t be measured. Even if the cost to quit smoking cigarettes is $1000 it’s a small cost when you compare it to quality, longevity and vitality.
Secondly, […]

Are Electronic Cigarettes Healthier?

There is more and more research coming out about the adverse effects of electronic cigarettes.
At first the main objection to electronic cigarettes was that they used liquid nicotine. Nicotine when put into the body causes the blood vessels to constrict. This interferes with blood flow and causes your blood pressure to suddenly increase and opens you up to stroke.
In an effort to bypass this the manufacturers of electronic cigarettes brought out mixtures that did not contain nicotine, supposedly a good thing.
Last year researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that three of the flavouring chemicals have adverse effects […]

Pressure from Others

I had a client the other day who phoned me to enquire about quitting smoking. During the conversation he said that his wife really wanted him to quit smoking cigarettes.
This was like a red light to me so I asked him did he want to quit smoking or was it his wife that wanted him to stop smoking. When I asked this there was a long pause before he answered which said it all.
His answer was that he thought he should stop smoking cigarettes as his wife did not like it and wanted him to stop. For a person to […]

Darn!! Started Again!

Around about 5% of the clients that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes for quitting smoking cigarettes with hypnosis start smoking again. Why is this so? I have been doing some analysis of our clients and have come up with two main reasons why people who quit smoking with us using hypnosis start smoking again.
The first reason is that the client did not really want to stop smoking cigarettes. You would think that if somebody came to see us they really did want to quit. Everybody that smokes needs to quit smoking but not everybody wants […]

Do you want to Quit?

The most crucial part of quitting smoking is you have to want to quit. If you don’t want to then you won’t. It’s as simple as that.
Some people come to quit smoking cigarettes thinking that hypnosis will make them quit. They see stage and TV shows and think that the hypnotist makes people do things. What they don’t realise is that the people in the show want to do outrageous things. The hypnotist carefully chooses people who are easily hypnotised and out for a good time.
Hypnosis to quit smoking is not about making you quit, it’s about giving suggestions to […]

Quit Smoking – Lower Nicotine

A recent study in America has shown that when people lower the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes they become less dependent and find it easier to quit smoking cigarettes.

I believe that nicotine is probably one of the worst things in cigarettes as it is nicotine that causes your blood vessels to suddenly constrict and thus interfere with your blood circulation and blood pressure.

It is not understood but if smoking cigarettes with a lower nicotine level helps people to quit then I am all for it. Of course it must still be remembered that this is just a step to […]

Out of Control

Quite often when I am helping a person to quit smoking I ask them if they think that their habit is controlling them. It always amazes when they say that it doesn’t.

It is often a person who is a heavy smoker and been doing it for a long time that says their smoking habit is not controlling them. When they say this I usually follow up with some questions on their smoking and lifestyle, what usually comes out is:

They check often that they have their cigarettes and lighter.
They plan their day around cigarettes and smoking.
They will go to great lengths […]

The ideal quit smoking client

The other day I had a lady phone me enquiring about quitting smoking and it drove home the importance of having the ideal client for the process of stop smoking cigarettes to work.

She started off by asking me to justify the price of the process and that she could go down the road and get it done cheaper. She also said that smoking was an addiction, this is contrary to all research which shows that smoking cigarettes is a habit.

The lady continued by saying that I could not get her to quit smoking in one session and that it would […]

Dream to Succeed

Many of us dream(visualise) of what sort of holidays, house, life we want but very few of us dream of how it is going to be when we quit smoking cigarettes.

Sure we may dream after quitting but how many of us dream before we decide to stop smoking. We get what we think about. Think about succeeding at quitting smoking and it will happen, think about not succeeding and it will happen.

What I am getting at is that if you want to increase your chances of quitting smoking then start thinking of yourself as a non- smoker before even attempting […]

I can’t just quit

I get people coming to me to quit smoking cigarettes who say to me that their friend just decided to quit smoking and they were successful, why can’t they do it?

In reality the success rate for quitting smoking using willpower is less than 7%. In fact quitting like this has nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with your top values.

We all live our lives according to our top values and when we are fulfilling our top values we do not need motivation or willpower. Smoking has a direct effect on health so if health is not one […]