HELP! I WANT TO STOP SMOKING
(MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SMOKING CESSATION INSTITUTE)
WHY IS SMOKING BAD FOR ME?
Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, at least 50 of which cause cancer
Smoking dramatically increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and over 50 other diseases .
This includes at least 8 cancers, breathing diseases, asthma, stomach ulcers and psoriasis.
The carbon monoxide in smoke reduces your body's oxygen supply so that your lungs work less efficiently.
Nicotine speeds up your body, and constricts your blood vessels.
Tar contains cancer-causing substances and damages your lungs. A 40 a day smoker is exposed
to the radiation equivalent of hundreds of chest xrays.
10,000 people in the UK die every month because of smoking.
That's over 300 a day - equal to a jumbo jet crashing to the ground every 24 hours.
Studies which examined the saliva in childrens mouths found that in a home where both parents regularly
smoke, a child receives the equivalent of 80 cigarettes a year. They are also twice as likely to develop asthma.
A baby's risk of cot death is 3 / 4 times higher if it's mother smokes.
This is 5 times higher if both parents smoke.
In Britain approximately 12 people die on the roads each day -
die from lung cancer -
from chronic bronchitis -
from heart attacks .
Smoking increases your blood pressure and speeds up your heartbeat by almost 30%.
Nicotine is so poisonous it can be used in the garden as an insecticide. It is more poisonous than arsenic
and strychnine. A thimble full is enough to kill a horse.
Smoking 20 cigarettes a day costs around £1,916 per year.
Over an average life time that is in excess of £100,000
IS SECOND HAND SMOKE REALLY THAT DANGEROUS?
Yes, it is estimated that several hundred people die each year from lung cancer and heart disease
caused by second hand smoking. Breathing in other people's smoke increases the risk of mouth and
throat cancers and heart disease, and makes chest problems and allergies such as asthma worse.
Children exposed to smoking may suffer serious breathing illnesses, asthma and middle ear disease.
Second hand smoke is also linked to sudden infant death syndrome doubling the risk.
The Royal College of Physicians belives that up to 17,000 hospital admissions a year of children under 5
are due to their parents smoking. Women who smoke when pregnant are likely to reduce the birth weight
and damage the health of their baby.
WHY CAN'T I JUST CUT DOWN GRADUALLY?
May sound like a good idea but it's difficult and doesn't work, as the nicotine will still be in your system.
Mentally you will think more about smoking and the time before you can have another cigarette.
If you stop and become a non-smoker, you will avoid the need to think about cigarettes &
concentrate on other things.
HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?
Hypnotherapy has a greater success rate than any other method in helping people to stop smoking.
However, nothing is going to work unless you really have the desire to stop for yourself.
Many people mistakenly believe that smoking relaxes them.
Nicotine is a powerful stimulent and cannot help you relax in any way.
Smoking is controlled by the subconscious mind and because hypnosis works directly with the
subconscious mind it is a very effective form of therapy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF QUITTING?
AFTER 20 MINUTES - Your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal and your circulation improves -
AFTER 60 MINUTES - Your body starts to rid itself of tobacco toxins.
AFTER 8 HOURS - Oxygen levels in your blood return to normal, carbon monoxide and nicotine levels
in your blood have halved, and the chances of a heart attack start to fall.
AFTER 24 HOURS - Carbonmonoxide leaves the body, the lungs start to clean themselves
of mucus and debris.
AFTER 48 HOURS - Nicotine is no longer found in the body, your sense of taste and smell improve.
AFTER 72 HOURS - Breathing becomes easier, your energy increases as a result of normal oxygen level in
AFTER 4 DAYS - Cigarettes contain more that 4000 toxins including cyanide and arsonic.
These are now out of your body.
TAKE THAT STEP NOW TO BECOME A NON SMOKER
You will look and feel healthier - You will smell fresher
You will have more money - And you will live longer
CALL ME AND STOP NOW - BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT!
(member of the National Stop Smoking Institute)
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