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Little-known Facts About E-cigarettes

Despite our growing knowledge that smoking tobacco is bad for us more than 8 million Australians have tried smoking at least once in their life and 3.1 million are currently cigarette smokers. Smoking cigarettes is known to cause damage to every organ in your body, and smoking-related illnesses are responsible for 14,900 deaths in Australia [source: Better Health AU]. But nearly 70 percent of smokers report they want to quit, and a little more than 42 percent say they’ve tried to quit during the past year. In 2013 there was a 10 percent decrease in cigarette sales in the Australia and while that directly followed an increase in the cigarette tax, it’s not only price that’s changing the habits of Australian smokers. Electronic cigarettes (known also as e-cigarettes) have also contributed. Global sales of smokeless tobacco products, including smokeless inhalers, has grown to nearly $3 billion — and continues to grow. In an attempt to quit the tobacco habit as many as one-fifth of smokers have tried e-cigarettes [source: Ross].

Where did e-cigarettes come from?

E-cigarettes were first developed in China and were introduced to the Australian market in 2009. Many are similar enough in appearance to be mistaken for regular tobacco cigarettes. But one look inside and you’ll see the main difference: This is a tobacco-free product. E-cigs are actually vaporizers; instead of burning tobacco, the mechanism heats up a liquid. The liquid turns into vapor, which is then inhaled, or “vaped.” While some argue that vapor offers health advantages over traditional cigarette smoke, regulatory agencies and some health experts aren’t so sure that’s true. Before you consider taking up the e-cigarette habit, read on to get the facts.

How E-Cigarettes Work

They look like the real thing. The end glows as you inhale. As you exhale, you puff out a cloud of what looks like smoke. It’s vapor, similar to the fog you might see at rock shows, says M. Brad Drummond, MD. He’s an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

All e-cigarettes work basically the same way. Inside, there’s a battery, a heating element, and a cartridge that holds nicotine and other liquids and flavorings. Features and costs vary. Some are disposable. Others have a rechargeable battery and refillable cartridges. Using an e-cigarette is called “vaping.”

Are They Safe?

The nicotine inside the cartridges is addictive. When you stop using it, you can get withdrawal symptoms including feeling irritable, depressed, restless and anxious. It can be dangerous for people with heart problems. It may also harm your arteries over time.

So far, evidence suggests that e-cigarettes may be safer than regular cigarettes. The biggest danger from tobacco is the smoke, and e-cigarettes don’t burn. Tests show the levels of dangerous chemicals they give off are a fraction of what you’d get from a real cigarette. But what’s in them can vary.

“E-cigarettes may be less harmful than cigarettes,” Drummond says. “But we still don’t know enough about their long-term risks or the effects of secondhand exposure.”

Pro and Con

E-cigarettes have triggered a fierce debate among health experts who share the same goal — reducing the disease and death caused by tobacco. But they disagree about whether e-cigarettes make the problem better or worse.

Opponents say that because nicotine is addictive, e-cigarettes could be a “gateway drug,” leading nonsmokers and kids to use tobacco. They also worry that manufacturers — with huge advertising budgets and celebrity endorsements — could make smoking popular again. That would roll back decades of progress in getting people to quit or never start smoking.

Others look at possible benefits for smokers. “Obviously, it would be best if smokers could quit completely,” says Michael Siegel, MD, MPH, a professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health. “But if that’s not possible, I think they’d be a lot better off with e-cigarettes. They’re a safer alternative.”

Siegel compares replacing tobacco with e-cigarettes to heroin users switching to the painkiller methadone. The replacement may have its own risks, but it’s safer.

Some supporters believe that e-cigarettes could help people quit, just like nicotine gum. Research hasn’t shown that yet, though.

 

Why Are People Still Smoking Cigarettes?

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is not good for them. Everyone knows they spend too much money on cigarettes.

So, why do People Continue to Smoke?

And better yet, why is it so hard for those people who are still smoking. Research shows that 63% of smokers want to quit. But they don’t. Why?

Because we are all different!

Reasons why People are Still Smoking Cigarettes

• Some people do not want to put on weight
• Some people do not want to go through the withdrawal symptoms.
• Some people do not think they have the will power to quit cigarettes
• Some people smoke to relieve stress and relax
• Some people are addicted to cigarettes

The biggest reason of all – because smoking cigarettes is not actually under their control.

How Many Cigarettes do Smokers Enjoy?

How many cigarettes a day do you actually enjoy? If you are like most, maybe 4-5. All the other cigarettes you smoke, you do it almost unconsciously. Smoking cigarettes is usually done by your unconscious mind. You may recall a time when you had planned to only smoke a certain number of cigarettes during the day. Then you look down and find that wretched cigarette in your hand.

It is like driving. When you first learned how to drive you had to consciously think about it. But what do you do now when you drive? You go down the road, eating your lunch, talking on your phone, and/or playing with the stereo. You drive unconsciously.

When you first started to smoke you did it consciously. But now it is something your unconscious mind does automatically.  Your unconscious mind is so efficient, it actually reminds you when to smoke.

So unless you deal with the individual reasons unique to you, you will struggle with quitting cigarettes long term.

So if you would like to become a non smoker and remain a non smoker for life book your appointment now.

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3 Reasons to Quit Smoking and Avoid Getting Cancer

Many of us are asking, how do we get cancer? There are a range of cancers and research being carried out around the world by scientists looking at causes and endeavoring to find cures. It is recognized that smoking is a major contributor to cancer, so that alone is a good reason to quit smoking.

Why Does Smoking Cause Cancer?

First we have to understand what is in a cigarette and the fact that people who do get cancer are normal human beings like everyone else. Anyone can get cancer, but smokers are definitely more prone to cancer. Smoking causes deadly diseases in the body including those related to skin, respiratory, throat, gastrointestinal and lungs. A cigarette contains more than four thousand harmful chemicals that include carcinogens or cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals play a big role in contributing to cancer.

Imagine what a smoker does to their lungs, heart and other organs by smoking. Chemicals are added to a cigarette to make the smoker believe that it is good for them, in the sense that they think it calms them down or lifts them up. This is all an illusion performed by the chemicals. In actual fact there is no addiction there, the ‘need’ to smoke a cigarette is purely an immensely strong habit. Therefore it is not surprising that the most common disease that occurs when one smokes, is cancer.

Quit Smoking to Avoid Skin Cancer

There are many different types of cancer that are caused in different ways and effect different areas of the body. Skin cancer is an example. A recent medical research conducted in Europe says that smokers are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer than non smokers. The research report also reveals that the number of cigarettes that are smoked on a daily basis is directly related to the risk for skin cancer. Smoking damages skin as it reduces the amount of oxygen flowing into the blood stream. Toxic chemicals in cigarettes also damage skin cells that develop cancer. Another not so serious side effect, except for the self conscious, is really dry and ageing skin.

Lung Cancer – Can it be Avoided?

Lung cancer is another cancer that is largely caused by smoking. Studies and observations prove that the root cause of lung cancer is smoking. Smoking plays a fundamental role in harming the respiratory system of the human body. The carcinogens cause cell damage of all the key organs of the body, leaving them damaged. The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time a smoker exposes their lungs to harmful oxidants. The number of cigarettes a person smokes per day also plays a big role, therefore the more a smoker smokes, the higher the risk of lung cancer.

Quit Smoking to Avoid Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is the last type that I will touch on. This cancer is also very common and is more prevalent in smokers than non smokers. Deadly chemicals in cigarettes produce ulcers in the intestinal walls; these further develop into gastrointestinal cancer.

Medical science proves that smoking weakens the immune system of a smoker’s body, leaving it more vulnerable to all cancers and other fatal diseases including emphysema.

The question of how we get cancer is complex, as there are so many types and causes of cancer. With increased research there is more being discovered every day.  So the question of the relationship between smoking and cancer is fairly indicative.

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Quit Smoking Hypnosis and What to Expect After the Session

When it comes to quit smoking hypnosis, most smokers want to know: What will I feel like when the session is over.

Will I Still Have Cravings?

The answer is that there are no cravings with Quit Smoking Hypnosis. For most people, hypnosis will have the” I-was-never-a-smoker” effect. They don’t think about cigarettes and will go about their daily lives as if cigarettes do not exist. There are no cravings or withdrawals especially if they have followed directions prior to their session (see below).

Some people will have the occasional fleeting thought about cigarettes, but it will disappear as quickly as it came. The rest of the time they will feel great and have no cravings.

Some people have the potential to fall back into old associations, meaning that the things they used to associate smoking with—drinking coffee, socializing, stress etc.—may cause them to have thoughts about smoking on occasion. This is easily handled as long as the person remembers to just say no to those thoughts, drink water, breathe deeply and do something they enjoy as those thoughts will pass.

What Happens if I Start Smoking Again?

On very rare occasions, a person may struggle with smoking cravings and thoughts after their session—but this is usually because they didn’t really want to quit smoking in the first place.  The key to a successful quit smoking hypnosis session is truly wanting to be there and truly wanting to quit smoking. So people who are forced or cajoled into a quit smoking session with hypnosis—often by caring friends and loving family—tend not to have the best results until THEY make the decision to quit on their own. It was mentioned that it is extremely rare for this to happen as the therapist likes to talk to the person before their session to ensure there is a real WANT to stop smoking.

Following Directions

Another reason why people may struggle after their session is lack of preparation.  Information is sent out including the following:-

  • A two track audio – either on CD or online
  • A number of forms
    • Confidential Information
    • Reasons and  Benefits to becoming a non smoker
    • Triggers or any time they smoke
    • Ideas to Replace Cigarettes
    • Pre Session Action Plan
  • Confirmation Letter with instructions and the address. On this letter clients are asked to bring water and fruit and this is explained to them during their session.

So it is important the forms are filled in by them and not a member of the family. It is important to listen to the audio with the two tracks.

So if this isn’t completed then it is an indication people are not committed to the process.  They have to be responsible for their own lives because the hypnosis works however the clients has to also work with it.

What Guarantee do I Have?

Quit smoking hypnosis is so successful that Life Coach to Quit Smoking offers a Lifetime Guarantee to people so if they ever fall back into their old habit of smoking then they can come back for a free follow up session.

Note:  The reality is that when people really want to stop smoking they are non smokers at the end of their session.  It is only if they start smoking again that they need to come back.

The key to quit smoking hypnosis success, however, is truly wanting to quit smoking—truly wanting to make a change. Hypnosis is all about the power of the mind. If the person’s mind isn’t in the right place—that is, if their mind doesn’t agree with the idea of quitting smoking—then it will be difficult for them.

Remember: Change is something that has to come from within; change has to be something they truly want.  So if they really want to quit smoking, then quit smoking hypnosis will work for everyone. Some people say that for them, it was like magic. However it is the power of the subconscious mind and the WANT.

Are you ready to quit smoking and are ready to Book Your Appointment? Then go right ahead and once you have made that commitment you will already commence feeling the joy of making the decision.

Is it Difficult to Quit Smoking?

This habit was commonly commenced during teenage years – a bit of fun or peer pressure. However after a short or even a long while people really want to quit, especially in today’s society where it is such an anti-social behavior.

How difficult is it to quit smoking?

For the average smoker the answer will most probably be – nearly impossible!  Giving up smoking is not easy and it is made more difficult when we are lead to believe that smoking is an addiction.  Of course we all have our own ideas and beliefs around addictions.

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction controls them and they may reach a point at which it is harmful or even dangerous.

What is an addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will causes problems. Yet a number of effective treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal, productive lives

People with a substance use disorder have distorted thinking, behavior and body functions. Changes in the brain’s wiring are what cause people to have intense cravings for the drug and make it hard to stop using the drug. Brain imaging studies show changes in the areas of the brain that relate to judgment, decision making, learning, memory and behavior control. (Psychiatry.org)

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, whether they are consuming something or a doing a particular behavior.  People use drugs or alcohol to escape, relax, or to reward themselves.

Most Common Form of Addiction

Drugs are the most common form of addiction followed closely, according to the authorities, smoking!  However research is showing, that smoking is also a very powerful habit.  This is made more convincing when we understand how successful hypnosis is in assisting people to stop smoking.

Many people have never heard of using hypnosis to stop smoking.  So when they realise there are other options such as hypnosis to quit smoking, they are delighted.  They are even more delighted at the end of their quit smoking session to find they are non smokers.

So watch the video and if it is time for you to stop smoking then go ahead and Make your Booking.