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5 Reasons Smoking Wrinkles Your Skin

Most info relayed about the hazards of smoking centers on the internal effects of the bad habit: cancer, heart disease, emphysema, indigestion etc.

Help for your Skin and Body

But smoking also affects the external body, the skin in particular. Thus, a good reason to quit smoking is to keep the skin looking youthful and healthy—smokers tend to have skin that looks as wrinkly as a dried up prune!

So why does smoking contribute to early wrinkling?

Here are 5 of the main smoking factors contributing to baggy, saggy, splotchy skin:

  • Decreased Collagen: Smoking decreases the collagen levels in the skin; collagen is a group of proteins responsible for the skin’s elasticity.
  • Decreased Oxygen: Smoking contributes to lower oxygen levels in the body which in turn causes the surface area of the body, the skin, to be poorly oxygenated.
  • Poor Circulation: Smoking negatively affects the body’s circulatory system and therefore prevents blood capillaries from reaching and nourishing the upper layers of the skin.
  • Nicotine: The blood capillaries that are able to reach the upper layers of the skin are constricted by nicotine, making them smaller in size and less nutritionally effective.
  • Slow Healing: Smoking meddles with the body’s ability to heal, the skin included. Hence, skin wrinkles easier and is more prone to sores and scarring.

It may seem a bit superficial, but smoking’s negative impact on the skin is a very compelling reason to quit the dangerous psychosocial habit. While many people claim that it is too difficult to quit smoking, that line of thinking is utter nonsense; in fact, the core belief that quitting smoking is impossible is what makes it impossible. Quitting smoking is a very attainable goal for people who are willing to put in the time and effort.

How Can I Quit Smoking

One method that is particularly helpful vis-à-vis smoking cessation is quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis helps smoker’s identify the core beliefs and thought processes that keep them smoking. This enables them to re-wire such faulty thinking so that they no longer depend on cigarettes for emotional gratification or stress relief.

Quit smoking hypnosis is an easy task. However very few people who are still smokers are hesitant about making the decision to access the most successful way to quit smoking. However it is a worthwhile task. The long-term health benefits, such as healthier, younger looking skin, are very much worth the effort.

Not only does it wrinkle the skin it also ages the person. People are more prone to infections of the skin and also other areas of their body. The immune system is also impacted.

Smoking is a psychosocial habit that contributes to the development of wrinkly skin. If you are someone who is struggling with a smoking habit, and are concerned about how it could be negatively impacting your skin, please contact Maureen Hamilton for more details or share your own ideas and experiences with us on Twitter.

Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 and remember there is only one session although since Maureen offers a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. So take action now and call Maureen. She is waiting for your call.

Cigarette Prison: The Smoker’s Isolation

Very often, we think of smoking as a social habit; that is, smoking is something that people do to connect with others around them. But as smoking becomes more and more of a taboo—especially in the public sphere—many smokers are beginning to feel isolated and alone as they see their friends around them quit smoking one by one.

Depressed as he would like to quit

Depressed man smoking cigarette

Not so long ago, smokers were everywhere. On planes, in the office, at parties, in their beds reading at night. And even though Big Tobacco is still a multi-billion dollar industry world-wide, headway has been made in the effort to get people to quit smoking: In Australia, for example, the smoking ban in all enclosed public spaces makes it impossible to light up in bars and restaurants.

Smoking bans

These bans plus people’s awareness that smoking is deadly, have contributed to lower rates of smoking in some cases here in Australia. But the shadow side is that smoking is now a stigmatized activity. In today’s world, smokers are usually looked down on by non-smokers.

The stigma surrounding smoking

This can lead many smokers to feel isolated and alone. Some even go as far as to engage in their habit in complete secrecy. Others worry that they will be shut out or mocked by friends, family and colleagues because of their dependency on cigarettes. As a result, many smokers become depressed and unsure of what to do—they want know they want to quit, but aren’t sure how. They just feel so alone.

The good news

Is that smokers don’t have to feel isolated. They can give up their smoking habits without being stigmatized. Quit smoking professionals, like those who employ quit smoking hypnosis, help smokers quit without feeling ashamed of themselves. Smoking cessation professionals help smokers empower themselves to kick their cigarette habits for good. With the guidance of a good quit smoking professional, smokers learn to value themselves and build self-esteem. With self-esteem comes the ability to be alone without feeling isolated as well as the ability to socialize without feeling stigmatized.

No smoker need ever feel isolated because no smoker is ever really alone. There is always help for those who need it—and help to quit smoking is no exception.

Are you looking to quit smoking?

You have the power to quit—you just need to make the decision to do it. And when you do contact Maureen Hamilton 1300 619 684 or go to http://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information and/or to book online. Maureen has been helping people to quit smoking for years and still gives a Lifetime Guarantee. So if the person smokes again, they come back at no extra cost.

Maureen is very committed and only sees people if they are also committed and have a real want to quit. So do give Maureen a call today.

Smoking and the Health Care System: The Cost of Cigarettes

Save your health and money!

You know about the cost of smoking in terms of longevity—smokers live shorter, sicker lives. But did you know that smoking costs health care systems across the globe billions of dollars every year?

Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention smoking  related-illnesses account for 6-8% of all health care costs in the United States, with parallel costs worldwide. Thus, health care systems are putting a lot of their time and resources into helping those with problems like lung cancer, emphysema, and circulatory illnesses.

Total economic cost of smoking

This is more than $300 billion a year, including:-

  • Nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults
  • More than $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure to secondhand smoke

Even when smokers quit, the health care system is still taxed by the health problems that they experience as a result of their deadly habit. However, if smokers can stay smoke-free for at least two years, the costs even out.

So what does all this mean?

For one, smoking is an expensive habit that impacts more than just the individual. When you smoke, you are asking tax payers to help fund your medical care, medical care that may not have been necessary if you never used cigarettes in the first place.

Furthermore, research shows the importance of quitting smoking in the long run; if you quit smoking for at least two years, then you no longer are an extra burden to the health care system—instead, your costs are similar to non-smokers.

how much money could be saved if people gave up their smoking habits for good? Think, for a minute, how much money you could save if you gave up your smoking habit for good? While you can’t control what everyone else does, you can control what you do; you can be a part of the rising health care cost solution by giving up cigarettes for good—and encouraging others you know to do the same.

Want to quit smoking?

Then review this site and/or visit us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about your quit smoking options. 

Plain Packaging: Is It Working?

Over the years, anti-smoking initiatives have tried numerous approaches to keeping cigarettes out of the hands of smokers.

Help is available to Quit Smoking

Help is available to quit

Big Tobacco fight hard to keep their product selling

But Big Tobacco has always stood in the way, marketing their brands as cool and rewarding, even when they lead to serious health complications and death. However, the fight against Big Tobacco took an interesting turn when Australia became the first country to employ what is known as plain cigarette packaging in December 2012. But, the vital question at hand is still: will plain packaging work?

What does plain packaging mean?

Plain packaging means that all branding is removed from cigarette packages. No colours, no logos, no images, no nothing from the tobacco company distributing the cigarettes. Instead, the packages are only printed with the brand name in a small, standardized size and then massive pictures of people suffering the health drawbacks of smoking are plastered across the package in an almost macabre manner. Furthermore, health warnings and the toxic ingredients are included in the packaging.

Pre-implementation research—such as that conducted by Cancer Council Australia—has shown that smokers generally have a negative response to plain packaged cigarettes and thus are less likely to buy them. But, as Craig Glasby of the Alliance of Australian Retailers points out, “plain packaging hasn’t had any impact on my customers who are smokers and there’s been no decline in my sales since its introduction”. Still, the verdict is far from in; plain packaging hasn’t been on the market long enough for researchers to understand its true effect on the smoking economy.

Smoking is a Habit

While plain packaging is a great idea—a definite step in the right direction—it still doesn’t get to the heart of the matter: that smoking is a psychosocial habit that can only be broken through the power of the mind and will. Packaging can help smokers see that smoking is dangerous, but it can’t help them change their attitudes and beliefs towards cigarettes so that they are no longer dependent on them. Only a method like quit smoking hypnosis can help smokers achieve that outcome—so if you are a smoker, pay attention to the health warnings on plain packaged cigarettes as incentive to give quit smoking hypnosis a try.

Plain packaging won’t make you quit smoking—only you have the power to make yourself smoke-free for good! If you want to find out more about how to quit smoking in as little as 60 minutes, then visit us on Facebook and Twitter and get involved in the discussion.

References:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/plain-packaging-will-cut-smoking-says-plibersek-as-tobacco-claims-no-effect-on-sales/story-fn59nokw-1226654819421

Is Smoking a Crutch for you?

It wasn’t so long ago that people looked on smoking as a socially acceptable behaviour.  Of course these days smokers or often looked down upon and made to feel uncomfortable because they smoke.

People use Smoking as a Crutch

It is becoming more prevalent for people wanting to quit smoking to have emotional issues where the cigarette has been used as a crutch.  So removing that crutch reduces the long term success for the person quitting, no matter what method has been used to quit.

Address Emotional Issues Before Quitting

Addressing emotional issues before quitting is an important first step.  There are a number of ways to address these issues such a counsellor, psychologist, psychiatrist. These often assist the person to deal with the symptoms resulting from those traumatic events yet not deal with the actual trauma. One really successful therapy to address the trauma is The Richards Trauma Process.  The Richards Trauma Process™ provides a very powerful way of addressing major trauma, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. It resolves these issues quickly, effectively and very safely.

What is The Richards Trauma Process™

The Richards Trauma Process™ is acknowledged by professional mental health practitioners as potentially the solution for resolving major trauma that we have all been seeking. Are you anxious, fearful, depressed, traumatised?   Are you seeking a drugfree solution?  Maureen Hamilton is a practitioner of The Richards Trauma Process™ and can step you through to the other side of your pain.

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist, assisting people to overcome emotional and habitual issues including smoking, weight challenges, anxiety, depression. People have the power to quit—they just need to make the decision to do it. And when they do, they can contact Maureen on 1300 619 684 or check out the website http://masteryourlifepower.com/ or send a message.