Impact of Marijuana on Physical Health

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Many marijuana users and activists believe that cigarette smoking is more dangerous to your physical health than marijuana. While it is thought to be true that cigarette smoking is more harmful for your body than pot, it is completely false to assume that pot has no negative impact on your physical health.

There are many physical problems associated with pot smoking, and therefore it is important to avoid marijuana. Inhaling any smoke into your lungs on a regular basis can never be good for you, no matter how hard pot activists and users try to convince you otherwise.

Let’s take a look at some of the short-term and long-term physical side-effects of marijuana use in order to understand that it is a habit that. Like cigarette smoking, pot is harmful for your body.

Short-term physical consequences of marijuana use

Smoking marijuana causes the following short-term physical changes to your body:

· Increased heartbeat

· Change in blood pressure

· Dilated, bloodshot eyes

· Dry mouth

· Hunger

While these short-term side effects are not life threatening, they can cause an incredible amount of discomfort and it is not healthy for your blood pressure to rapidly spiral up and down-this can lead to heart problems and heart attacks later down the road. Your body is more sensitive than you think and even short-term changes caused by marijuana can play a role in affecting your mood and your long-term health.

Long-term Physical Consequences of Marijuana Use

There are many negative long-term physical effects associated with marijuana use:

· Increased production of phlegm and dry coughing

· Increased lung infections

· Increased acute chest infections

· Impaired memory

· Disorientation

· Impaired immune system

· Heart attacks and heart problems

Smoking pot can damage your heart, brain, lungs, and immune system. These are vital parts of your physical make-up and if they do not function properly your quality of life will suffer dramatically. While there hasn’t been a definitive link established between cancer and pot smoking, the other risks listed above should be enough to deter you.  Many people aren’t aware that there are other, sometimes far more damaging health risks associated with inhaling any kind of smoke.

Marijuana use does have a negative impact on your physical body, both in the short and long-term. While cigarette smoking gets the bad reputation, particularly relative to cancer, pot smoking shouldn’t be given a free pass. It is dangerous too. Both pot and cigarette smoking are habits that should be avoided at all costs especially if you want to maintain optimal physical health and lead an enjoyable life.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
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Marijuana Vs Tobacco

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The healthiest lifestyle is one that is totally smoke free, avoiding both marijuana and tobacco. Many tobacco smokers feel that as long as they don’t engage marijuana use, their habit isn’t that bad because it is legal. Conversely, marijuana users believe that tobacco smoke is way more harmful than cannabis smoke and thus they feel as though their lifestyle is less of a health problem.

Facing the Truth

It seems as though both groups of smokers are trying their hardest to avoid the truth: that both marijuana and tobacco have very damaging physical and psychological effects. We are our minds and bodies in that we must live with them every day and if we want to be happy, we have to keep them healthy. The best way to keep your mind and body in top form is to stay completely smoke free.

To Stay Psychologically Healthy, Stay Off Pot

The major benefit of staying smoke free and pot free is better mental health. Marijuana is not as physically dangerous as tobacco smoke in terms of cancer. It does cause respiratory infections and other smoke-related illnesses. According to medical researchers headed by Dr. Donald Tashkin at the University of California at Los Angeles, there is a chemical reaction within marijuana that kills cancer cells, and tobacco apparently lacks this property.

Smoking Marijuana Does Cause Damage

However, psychologically, marijuana is damaging to each smoker’s health. It causes euphoria, panic, anxiety, and paranoia. It provides users with a false sense of happiness or fear that is fleeting, and many people develop a marijuana habit to escape the reality of life, often to avoid problems. Marijuana use can also impair short-term memory and damage learning skills.

To Stay Physically Healthy, Stay Off Tobacco

The major benefit of staying smoke free and tobacco free is better physical health. Tobacco smoke contains potent carcinogens that are proven to cause cancer and other devastating health problems such as emphysema. Tobacco is a habit that can lead to early death and an overall decreased enjoyment of life due to poor health.

The categories above are much generalized. Marijuana and tobacco contribute to both physical and psychological problems. These categories serve as a good rubric for understanding the importance of the role these play on the mind and the body energetically for better health.

When we talk about health, we often think of mind health and body health as separate things. That doesn’t always apply and doesn’t necessarily affect each other. In reality they are connected and constantly influencing one another. A healthy mind leads to a healthy body and a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

Both marijuana and tobacco affect the health of the mind and body. So it is important to realize that a smoke free lifestyle is your best bet for total health.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist. You may also be smoking pot. It is important this is mentioned as you may require additional assistance.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and loving their new life.

5 Reasons People Start Smoking

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Quit Smoking and Help your Health and that of your family.

Starting to smoke is one of the most regretted actions of most smokers, especially people who have experienced serious health problems. Losing a loved one to smoking is also painful and sad.

Smoking is a Psychosocial Habit

While most people search the internet for information on how to quit smoking, finding out why people start smoking is also a worthwhile endeavor. This is because smoking is a psychosocial habit and in order to kick it, people need to identify and then address the root issues related to their smoking; they need to know why they started to figure out how they can stop.  Let’s take a closer look at five of the main reasons people start smoking.

Peer Pressure/Social Rewards

Many people light up their first cigarette as a way of connecting with others in a group. Cigarettes are an object that people socialize around, laughing, talking and forging or maintaining friendships.  It is important to note here that many people, teens and adults included, feel pressured to smoke, fearing they will not belong to a group and sometimes even being told so directly.

Parents

In terms of smoking, the apple often doesn’t fall far from the tree. When parents smoke, their children are much more likely to become regular smokers during adolescence and adulthood.  Children model the behavior of their parents and smoking is a very easy habit to pick up in this way.

Relief and Self-Medication

Many people start smoking as a way to relieve stress or as a distraction from personal problems they may be dealing with: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work issues, and paradoxically even health issues.

Weight Loss

Many people believe that smoking is the fast track to weight loss, since cigarettes very often suppress one’s appetite.

Advertising

Although the strength of tobacco advertising has diminished in recent years, smoking is still portrayed as a glamorous, daring activity that many people want to try and the advertising media is a powerful tool for perpetuating these beliefs.

Above are the most common reasons why people develop a long-term tobacco habit. But there is a common theme behind all of them.  Each fulfills a psychological or emotional need. Whether it is gaining a sense of belonging, a sense of security or tension relief, or a boost to the ego. People start smoking to strengthen or even fulfill an emotional aspect that is missing from their lives.

Given the psycho-emotional reasons behind smoking, quitting smoking is really about identifying why people start in the first place. One particularly helpful way of doing this is by trying out Quit Smoking Hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis employs the techniques of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation purposes and the powerful Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP.  It helps people identify their core smoking issues and then assists them in re-learning and re-shaping their attitudes and emotions towards cigarettes and themselves so that they can give up the deadly habit. People may start smoking to meet a certain need, but they can learn to find fulfillment through healthier avenues with the help of Quit Smoking Hypnosis.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
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Impact of Plain Packaging on Smokers

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Quit Smoking and Help your Skin and Body

Despite vehement global anti-smoking efforts over the past several decades, cigarette smoking is proving extremely difficult to eradicate. According to the World Health

Organization, there are nearly 1 billion smokers on the planet and that number is increasing.

Australia Takes the First Step to Block Smoking

Australia recently became the first country to up the ante in the cigarette smoking war with proposed legislation that would require tobacco companies to sell plain packaged cigarettes to consumers. Plain packaged cigarettes are covered in macabre images of the health damages associated with smoking and large, printed health warnings. Advertising is diminished by the printing of the brand name in simple, white font.

The bill was introduced by Australia’s Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon, who stated that “this plain packaging legislation is a world first and sends a clear message that the glamour is gone. Cigarette packs will now only show the death and disease that can come from smoking.”

Impact of Plain Packaging on Smokers?

Will it really curtail cigarette smoking, or is it just another idealistic attempt to control the human propensity for vice?

Probably a mixture of both. Researchers believe that plain packaging has the potential to be an excellent weapon against cigarette smoking because it hits the tobacco industry right where it counts: advertising.

According to a study released by Quit Victoria in May 2011, the tobacco industry “uses cigarette pack technologies and innovations in design to communicate particular attributes about each brand and by extension the personality and social status of its users.”

Put simply, the cigarette package has become the tobacco industry’s central marketing tool. Although there has never been a legislated implementation of plain packaging, which Quit Victoria readily points out, they go on to claim that “plain and generic packaging, made cigarettes less attractive and appealing”. This is based on the hypothetical findings of an expert panel of the Canadian Department of Health in 1995. In essence, the argument is strip away the tobacco industry’s marketing ability and allure of cigarette smoking fades away into the grotesque images on plain packages tobacco.

Will Plain Packaging Work

While plain packaging will no doubt help make cigarette smoking a much more unpleasant experience, it is not likely to dramatically decrease the number of smokers worldwide because the decision to smoke ultimately rests with each individual.

Warning labels on cigarette packages have been around for years and that still has abolished the cigarette smoking trend-many smokers even laugh off the platitudes plastered onto their packages such as “smoking is lethal” or “smoking can lead to a slow and painful death.”

It is a good and necessary thing to clip the wings of the insidious tobacco marketers. As evidenced by tobacco warning labels, people often need a more personal impetus to give up bad habits. One such impetus is money-the more tobacco is taxed and the more expensive it is, the more likely people are to stop using it. Warnings are a good deterrent, and should be used, but the ultimate way to stop cigarette smoking is to pick people’s pockets.

Are you willing to let smoking cigarettes continue to control YOUR LIFE? 

If  not – Book  your appointment today with Maureen Hamilton – Hypnotherapist and make that commitment to be free from the smoking habit.  You can also call 1300 619 684 (It will be answered with Master Your Life Power, Life Coach to Quit Smoking)

At the end of the session, you will be a non-smoker.

You won’t feel as if you are giving anything up, or having to cope with not having cigarettes.

You will be satisfied and happy that you have now done what so many people only wish to do.

So what are you waiting for??

Start Now on Your journey to be a non-smoker

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How to Prevent Teenage Smoking

To Prevent Teenage Smoking, we have to Understand Why they Start

If we want to help teens stop smoking, then we must ask: what is it that makes a teenager light up that first cigarette? Is it Big Tobacco advertising? Stress? Friends, Parents or Peer Pressure?

Kids Smoking - thinking it is fun

Influences that affect children and encourages them to smoke

The teenage years are a habit forming stage of life and in the rush to be cool or deal with the complicated modern world, smoking is an easy habit to pick up. There are over 125,000 Australians teens between the age of 14-18 who smoke, despite all the efforts to warn them about the harm of cigarettes. This shows that warning isn’t enough in the fight to stop smoking. We have to understand the root causes too. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons teenagers start smoking in order to better understand how we can help prevent them from smoking

Peer pressure

The term peer pressure has become so cliché, but it should never be underestimated. At no other time in life is the pull of peer pressure stronger than during the teenage years. Teens want to fit in and want to be cool, even at the expense of their health. It is hard to get many teens to stop smoking if everybody else is doing it. Social media has had a role to play in the way teenagers make decisions whether they be good or not so good.

Stress

Cigarettes are claimed to be an unhealthy stress reliever. Some research has shown that Nicotine suppresses the emotions. So when a person is feeling stressed or anxious, they immediately reach for a cigarette and feel that instant relief. However this can also come from that initial cigarette a person smoked. Yes it tasted terrible but once they have mastered the cigarette, it makes them feel good. The unconscious mind is there to protect us mentally as well as emotionally. So when a person takes that first smoke they imagined that the cigarette made them feel better. In actual fact cigarettes increase stress and anxiety due to the toxins and poisons in a cigarette.

Modern teenagers are swimming in stress, some are even drowning in it. With pressures at school, in the family, and about the future, it is no wonder many teenagers turn to cigarettes as a recreational way to forget about pressures of life, even if it is for just a few smoke-filled minutes.

Teenagers are Invincible

With age we recognise the dangers of smoking cigarettes and the number of people who die every day from the effects of smoking. As a young person who is at the beginning of their life, they see themselves as living forever and that smoking won’t hurt them.

Family influences

Many teens pick up the habit of smoking because there are family members who smoke. Perhaps their parents or even their grandparents smoke. It is difficult for parents to get their teens to stop smoking if they are smokers themselves. Even though teens seem to want to have nothing to do with their parents, they are still looking up to them more than we think.

Above are just a few of the main reasons teenagers start smoking, but they give us some important insights into the habit. Peer pressure shows us that it is important to earnestly encourage teens to be independent and think for themselves. It is acceptable for them to make their own choices.

This may seem like a platitude, but the more we say, the more it will sink in. Stress shows us that we need to take a closer look at how society is shaping teenage life, and more specifically promote a culture of honestly talking about feelings and being able to admit that things have become too much, instead of letting cigarettes become the mouthpiece of teenage stress.

Good Choices

Family influences show us that smoking lights up a chain reaction. If parents and adults struggle to make good decisions, then we can’t expect teens to be able to make them either. We need to be more honest and open as a society about the root causes of smoking instead of just going after Big Tobacco.

Smoking is a habit that can be built upon the foundation of deeper problems in someone’s life, and we need to be able to address those problems if we want to prevent our teenagers from smoking.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and are loving their new life.

How Does Smoking Affect Teeth

The majority of contemporary anti-smoking adds and promotions focus on the internal effects of smoking cigarettes such as cancer, heart disease, emphysema, indigestion and so many more. Not as much emphasis is placed on the smoke effects on teeth.

Smoking Affects Teeth

How Smoking Affects Teeth

Losing teeth due to smoking can not only affect the ability to eat, it can be quiet restrictive with the quality and quantity of food. Smoking also affects the gums which can cause not only tooth decay but also loss of teeth plus gum recession.

Why are Teeth so Affected by Smoking?

Inhaling smoke into the body affects every part of the body and especially the blood vessels and the airways via the lungs. The teeth are therefore affected in two ways, firstly directly by inhaling and the second way is through the circulation.

When we breathe in we breath in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. During this process there is an exchange of gases in the lungs where the lungs take up the oxygen and then gives back the carbon dioxide. This process during smoking is very damaging to the teeth when a person is smoking as it is affecting the teeth directly. More importantly it is affecting the circulation and of course that is why we see the way the smoke effects teeth.

4 Ways Smoking Affects Oral Health

Creates Tartar and Plaque

Some chemicals in tobacco affect the flow of saliva in the mouth. This makes it easier for oral bacteria to attach to gums and teeth. This smooth bacterial plaque can develop on teeth and along the gum line. This needs to be removed daily, otherwise it can harden into tartar. This tartar can be so hard it needs a dentist to remove it. Smokers are more likely to develop gum disease or periodontal disease, which can attack roots and cause teeth to fall out.

Smoking Interferes with Blood Circulation

When brushing teeth or even flossing, smokers are more likely to see their gums bleed and this happens more commonly with smokers.
The normal function of gum tissue is impacted by smoking. This causes infections and restricts blood flow. Healing time may be reduced after oral surgery for dental implants, tooth extraction or treatment of gum disease.  Therefore the recovery process may be difficult.

Smoking Leads to Oral Cancer

According to WebMD, about 90 percent of people diagnosed with cancer of the mouth, throat or lips used tobacco. Smokers are six times more likely than non-smokers to develop oral cancers.

Bad Breath and Stained Teeth

Smoking can cause bad breath and often people notice their teeth are stained to a yellow colour.

Caring for your Teeth

We know smoking or use tobacco products increase the risk of oral health problems. However brushing twice daily, after breakfast and before bedtime will go a long way to protecting your teeth. Another important strategy is to each day especially after brushing the teeth at night.

Visit your dentist and have an assessment done so you know what needs to be done and ask for advice on how you can improve your oral hygiene.

Quitting smoking is the most important way of protecting the teeth and of course other areas of the body. This is often a challenge to people especially when they have possibly tried so many other ways/methods.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and loving their new life.

Save Your Skin: The Facts About Skin Cancer

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Be a non smoker and protect the skin

Your skin is your largest organ. It covers your entire body and has a surface area of around 2 square metres.

Quitting smoking is especially important because this bad habit exposes you to a variety of different cancers, skin cancer included. While most people associate smoking with lung cancer, the carcinogens in cigarettes can contribute to the development of skin cancer—the most common form of cancer in human beings.

Skin cancer can be deadly

When skin cancer it is not detected earlier it can be a real problem.  It can spread throughout the body until it essentially destroys all systems in its path. Aside from cigarette carcinogens, skin cancer can be caused by over-exposure to the sun, radiation, and ageing.

There are three types of skin cancer

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • melanoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma

All three types pose a serious risk to your health, but melanoma is the most dangerous.

Detecting Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is relatively easy to detect because it appears as skin discolouration and/or abnormally coloured or shaped moles. Most skin cancer victims discover the condition on their own just by examining their skin. A diagnosis, however, can only be made by a doctor. But the problem is not that skin cancer is difficult to detect; the problem is that people simply forget that skin cancer is a deadly threat and thus do not get treatment for their cancerous growths until it is too late.

So is there a cure for skin cancer?

A study conducted by researchers from Rush University Medical School in Chicago showed that a vaccine had been developed that was able to completely cure 16% of users infected with advanced melanoma.  For the rest of the group, the vaccine greatly improved the user’s chance of remission. Still, this number is relatively small. So banking on a cure is not the way to go when dealing with skin cancer. The best way to avoid skin cancer is by staying out of the sun, wearing sunscreen regularly and avoiding exposure to unnecessary carcinogens like cigarette smoke. Checking your skin regularly as well as Slip Slop Slap with sunscreen then slathering yourself in aloe vera and vitamin D cream also helps.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or visit https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information.

Second Hand Smoke Worse Than Smoking – Quit Smoking

Secondhand smoke is dangerous

Effects of smoking on Children

Everyone knows that smoking is one of the most deadly and harmful habits one can develop.  Each time a person lights a cigarette and inhales they are inhaling around 4000 chemicals and toxins. Being around this tobacco smoke is equally bad for non smokers who are in close proximity. It is harmful and dangerous when someone is around a person smoking a cigarette. Much of the toxin loaded smoke does not enter their lungs, it is spread in the air. Any person in the vicinity of a person smoking also inhales these toxins and chemicals as they breathe the polluted air.

Secondhand smoke and its impact:

Smoking is banned in most public places. However people are still exposed to secondhand smoke. Children of parents who smoke are the biggest victims of second hand smoke. People who try to be responsible and avoid smoking in public places, end up smoking indoors in rooms. They do not realize that these closed rooms get clogged with harmful smoke, where children and babies are forced to breathe. It is believed that children and babies who inhale cigarette smoke in a closed room, inhale smoke equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes.

Diseases affecting children caused by secondhand smoke

Science says that the breathing rate of children and infants is much faster as compared to adults. While normal adults take around 12-20 breaths per minute, babies and children take almost 20-60 breaths. This means that children and babies will inhale more toxic smoke each minute as compared to adults.

Children exposed to secondhand smoke face the risk of having:

  • Issues related to respiratory system including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and bronchiolitis.
  • Frequent bouts of colds and coughs
  • Middle ear infections
  • Increased chances of suffering from cancer in childhood and/or adulthood.

Quit Smoking, if not for you for others

If anything is stopping you from making the decision to quit smoking, think about the impact of secondhand smoke on the people around you, especially children. The effects of secondhand smoke on children will give you the will power to deter yourself from picking up a cigarette. Remember, smoking is a habit. Our body does not get addicted to nicotine. Our powerful mind is trying to keep you happy and believes that smoking is doing exactly that.

To overcome this habit, one will need to learn to control their mind.  This is where help from a hypnotherapist will be useful to aid you when you decided to quit smoking. A hypnotherapist will assist you by talking to your unconscious mind while you are in that relaxed state of hypnosis, giving it the message you no longer want to be a smoker.

A hypnotherapist will help you re-build new healthy habits around smoking so that you do not want a smoke. If you are determined to quit smoking and are really concerned for the people around you, do consider the hypnotherapy option so you can take control of your life and be a non smoker.

Is Hypnosis for you?

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist. Maureen and very much involved in promoting and assisting people to obtain optimal health and is absolutely committed to helping people to stop smoking and/or lose weight naturally using Hypnosis and NLP. She can help you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or visit https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information or book online here.

How Does Smoking Affect Breathing?

Smoking and Lung Cancer

Lung With Cancer Caused by Smoking

Being able to breath is such an essential part of living and smoking can create many challenges for people who smoke.

Impact of Smoking on Breathing

A smoker inhales around 7,000 chemicals while smoking, these chemicals can cause profound damage to the body particularly the lungs and the respiratory system. Some of the changes may include a cold or flu especially as it may take longer to recover. Pneumonia is another culprit  as well as asthma. These can occur suddenly and last only for a small time or for longer periods of time and more frequently. Some changes are chronic and life changing, occurring over a period of time but may not be curable for life, for example emphysema.

Regular smoking results in swelling and contraction of the lung passages. Accumulation of superfluous mucus in the lung airways reduces the lung functioning resulting in breathlessness.

Breathing Related Problems due to Smoking

Smoking can lead to chronic cough and wheezing. It can result in Asthma, which is a severe respiratory disease where people suffer from periods of shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. Smoking results in increase in the number of deaths because of flu and/or pneumonia. Cigarette smoking is also the chief cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

COPD results in blocking the flow of air within the lungs. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two COPD diseases. Smoking is the primary reason for 85% of lung cancer cases.

Deep Breathing to Quit Smoking

A person usually takes approximately 5 deep breaths with each cigarette they smoke. If they smoke 15 cigarettes a day, that is 75 deep breaths a day. People often stop taking those deep breaths once they stop smoking. As a non-smoker it is important to fill the lungs and give them a chance to recover from the onslaught of toxins and chemicals that have been going into their lungs, sometimes for years.

Need for Regular Health Checks

Some people become alarmed as they cough up more phlegm over the first couple of weeks of stopping smoking. This usually subsides and if there is a concern then they need to contact their doctor. So the more deep breaths, the quicker the lungs will recover.

Smoker to Non-Smoker

Maybe smoking has become a part of your life for some time. It is a deep-rooted habit. But do not worry, the good news is that healthy habits can be developed too, just like we develop the less healthy or dangerous ones. Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or visit https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information.

Smoking – Myths vs Facts

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Quit Smoking and Help your Skin and Body

Everyone knows smoking is bad for them. For decades people have known about the dangers of smoking and how it affects their lives. Knowing the dangers, still many of the smokers are not ready to quit smoking. The reason is due to the common fears and misconceptions related to quitting smoking. Luckily, most of these fears are mere myths and are highly overstated.

Myth – Quitting Smoking will result in Weight Gain

Weight gain can be a side effect for quitting smoking. Nicotine in the cigarettes is an appetite suppressant; hence one loses weight while smoking regularly. However, eating a healthy and balanced diet, followed up with a regular exercise routine, will ensure you do not gain weight on quitting smoking. According to the National Institute of Health, people gain around 5 to 10 kilos in first few months after they quit smoking. However this gain is insignificant to the health problems as compared to the ill effects of smoking.

Myth – Smoking relaxes, reduces stress

The deceptive calming effect one feels after smoking, is actually the relief received from symptoms like irritability, anxiety and restlessness, which are caused due to nicotine withdrawal. Actually the body experiences increasing stress from the regular break periods in the day between the cigarettes smoked. And after this withdrawal period, a smoke gives the smoker a calming effect, making them feel stress-free and relaxed. While you may feel stress and anxiety when you quit smoking, in the long run you will suffer less from stress levels and anxiety, once the nicotine withdrawal symptoms are over.

Myth – Healthy diet and regular exercise will neutralize ill effects of the smoking habit

There is no diet and exercise regime in the world which can neutralize or reverse the ill effects of smoking on your body. The protection which you get as a result of a healthy life, is nothing as compared to the dangerous effects smoking has on your life.

Myth – Smoking socially is not harmful

Any amount of smoking, whether regularly or only on occasions socially, is harmful. Some people believe they do not have a smoking habit, they only smoke once in a while in the company of their friends. One needs to understand that even low levels of smoking can have serious health consequences, and not to forget the dangers of second hand smoke, if you are in a smoking circle socially.

Myth – Quit Smoking Programs do not work

Most of the smokers believe that they won’t be able to quit smoking and all the quit smoking exercises and programs are only a waste of money and time. That is not true, if you have the will power and are willing to quit this deadly habit, you can surely do so. Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or visit https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information.