On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers.
Smoking causes cancer. 90% of patients with lung cancer developed their disease because of smoking. Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in the world and Cancer Research UK state that one person dies every 15 minutes in Great Britain.
Smokers are also significantly more likely to develop bladder cancer; kidney cancer; cancer of the throat; mouth cancer; cancer of the pancreas; oesophagus cancer; stomach cancer; certain types of leukaemia; cancer of the nose and sinuses; cervical cancer; bowel cancer; ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
Smoking contributes to heart/cardiovascular disease. When combined with risk factors such as hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, physical inactivity or diabetes there is an enormous risk of serious chronic illness and death.
A high percentage of smokers have strokes compared to those of the same age who don't smoke.
Individuals who smoke are at more risk of developing aortic aneurysm and arterial disease.
After 20 minutes: your blood pressure and pulse return to normal.
After 12 hours: carbon monoxide levels will drop to normal.
After 24 hours: your lungs start to clear.
After 2 days: your body is nicotine-free and your sense of taste and smell
After 3 days: you can breathe more easily, and your energy increases.
After 2-12 weeks: your circulation improves.
After 1 month: the appearance of your skin will start to improve.
After 3-9 months: coughs, wheezing and breathing get better and your
After one year: your heart attack risk is half that of a smoker.
After 10 years: your risk of developing lung cancer risk is around half
After 15 years: your risk of heart attack falls to that of a non-smoker.
Smoking is an addiction and a habit and is the largest cause of preventable death in the world.
Why do we smoke?
Nicotine is addictive and a dependence on cigarettes can be strengthened by emotional and psychological factors.
Often people start to smoke when they are young and then smoking becomes a habit. Reasons given for smoking include: smoking makes me feel good; helps me to relax; helps me to socialise and helps to relieve boredom.
that of a smoker.
lung function could improve by 10%.
younger looking skin,
lower stress levels,
improved smell and taste
How Does Hypnotherapy Help You to Stop Smoking?
You really have to want to stop smoking - if you are looking to stop because a friend or family member have asked you to then this will not, in itself, be enough to help you to stop smoking.
Through hypnosis, you will be put into a deep, relaxed state where your mind is more open to suggestion. The hypnotherapist will then look to change your thought patterns by making suggestions such as "I do not want a cigarette" or "I am repelled by the smell of cigarette smoke".
One session is usually enough, although sometimes a follow-up session can be beneficial.
Positive suggestion, through hypnotherapy, helps you develop and strengthen your will and determination to succeed.
Why stop smoking?
The Quitting Timeline
By stopping smoking you will have:
This sounds wonderful, doesn't it? Why would you not want to stop smoking?
It is never too late to stop smoking.