Smoking causes numerous diseases and health problems, some fatal, among both smokers and
non-smokers. For this reason, smoking is prohibited in public places in the UK and Channel Islands,
so now may be the perfect time to quit smoking.
Avoiding a smoking habit
Many smokers say they started smoking before the age of 16, even though the law prevents
anyone selling tobacco, cigarettes or cigarette papers to those under this age. Avoiding the
temptation to smoke at an early age is therefore important to prevent you developing a
Reasons to quit smoking
People give up smoking for many reasons, from a desire to improve their health and to save
money, to wanting to appeal to the opposite sex or reduce any potential harm on someone else's
Improving your health
In the UK one person dies from a smoking-related disease every four minutes. Smoking
- lung cancer (smoking causes over 80 per cent of all lung cancer
- heart disease
- stomach ulcers
- other cancers eg mouth and throat cancer
It can also worsen colds, chest problems and allergies like hay fever, bronchitis and
emphysema, as well as have unpleasant side-effects such as wrinkles and bad breath. Smoking can also
make you cough, sneeze or feel short of breath when you exercise.
Boosting your sex appeal
Its a myth that smoking helps you lose weight, in fact it can cause cellulite. And kissing
someone with a mouth like an ashtray isn't sexy.
Calculate how much your smoking habit is costing you in terms of money and you might be
surprised how much you could save.
Protecting other people's health
Breathing in other peoples cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke, can also cause
- smoking around children - children exposed to secondhand smoke are twice as likely to
get chest illnesses like croup, pneumonia bronchitis and bronchiolitis, and more likely to get
ear infections, tonsillitis, wheezing and childhood asthma
- mothers-to-be and smoking - smoking during pregnancy can affect both you and your babys
health, and if you are exposed to secondhand smoke this can pass on harmful gases and chemicals
to your baby
- smoking in public - smoking is banned by law in many public places, including: all
forms of public transport; theatres; cinemas; and public buildings
Want to stop smoking?
When willpower alone is not enough Multisession Hypnotherapy has been proven to be the most
effective way to quit the habit.
Many therapists offer a one-off session for smoking cessation with free follow-up sessions
if necessary. A stop smoking consultation with a hypnotherapist will generally involve gathering
information into your personal reasons for wanting to quit smoking.
The stopping smoking session or sessions will include hypnotherapy techniques, positive
affirmations and suggestions. At the end you will often be given a stop smoking tape or CD to take
away so that you can continue to reinforce the suggestions in your own time.
The cost of a hypnotherapy session for stopping smoking will be minimal compared to the
financial and health costs incurred during a lifetime of smoking.
Quitting smoking should not be difficult or unpleasant. Granted nicotine is a difficult
substance to go without when giving up smoking, but after a few days it is out of your system and
most smokers agree that quitting smoking for a few days is difficult but very
So that's it! A tricky few days and then a lifetime of freedom. So why hasn't it been that
easy previously? Simple - you didn't deal with the psychological addiction of smoking. In fact, you
probably put cigarettes up on some kind of a pedestal.
If you think that stopping smoking is depriving you of something, then it is just a matter
of time until you start again. Hypnotherapy is ideal for this. Using hypnosis, you can deal with all
of the emotional and psychological aspects of giving up smoking.
Hypnotherapy has enjoyed a high success rate with smoking cessation and stopping smoking is
one of the most common reasons why people consult hypnotherapists. When quitting smoking, it best not
to dwell on negative aspects such as ill health, but instead to aim for positive outcomes such as
good health, fitness, freedom and energy.
Stopping smoking - What can you do?Would you like to know how to stop smoking in a positive
and easy way?
How about starting right now by making a list of all of the benefits you will enjoy as a
non-smoker? Imagine yourself in the future, say six months time from now.
How good is it going to be when someone offers you a cigarette and you find yourself saying
'no thanks'? Perhaps you can imagine how proud you are going to feel and how positive you will be
Hypnosis is not the mind control technique that is often represented on TV and in the
media. In fact, you cannot make people do anything using hypnosis. Quite the opposite, if someone
doesn't want to stop smoking, they will be even more definite about that in hypnosis! Did you realise
people can lie in hypnosis as easily as they can out of hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the best way to stop smoking.