What happens when you Quit Smoking for 1 year?

Quit smoking might not be as easy as you think. Nicotine which is present in cigarettes is highly addictive. When smoked it releases happy hormones in the blood which results in addiction. Smokers feel the urge to smoke again and again. But in the meantime, there is an increase in carbon dioxide in the blood which starves the body organ. But what happens when you quit smoking?

How smoking can affect your body?

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the nicotine dependence symptoms is Cigarette craving. After quitting tobacco, your body will show a sudden urge of jumping back to the old pattern. Many people fail to quit smoking as they cannot control their cravings and urges and grab that pack of cigarettes again. Nicotine releases a happy hormone in your body and when you quit, the lack of happy hormone makes you feel worse.

As you age, your body starts to falter under the constant bombardment of toxic smoke.  The first place you will notice the change will be in your lungs—that shortness of breath, the coughing in the morning.  For instance, when your non-smoker friends play sport without being physically drained, or while the other family members enjoy adventurous trips, you haven’t the energy to participate.  Then you know, it’s time to give up the unhealthy smoking habit.  It’s the perfect time to investigate the quit smoking treatment offered in Brisbane by the Quit Smoking Experts.

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Why quit smoking?

Smoking harms your health.  All organs are affected. The significant organs impacted include the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, mouth, reproductive organs, bones, bladder, and digestive organs.     In addition, your blood pressure fluctuates.  Smoking decolorizes the lips and skin texture.

While you keep smoking, your body continues to lose more of its ability to work effectively. It ruins the structure of your cells, blocks your arteries and your lungs fill up with the black tar of nicotine.

Financially, smoking drains your cash resources.  The average smoker (20 cigarettes a day) spends roughly $8000 per year on smoking.   That is only the cost of buying the actual pack of cigarettes!  Add on the adverse effect it has on your health and the cost is incalculable.

What is the Quit Smoking Cold Turkey Timeline

The timeline of quitting smoking cold turkey is relatively short: Within 3 weeks of not having any cigarettes,Quit Smoking Timeline details how your body will benefit from Quitting Smokingall of the nicotine will be out of your system, and withdrawal symptoms should cease. But, if you’re a smoker, imagine no cigarettes for three weeks. Most smokers who choose to quit smoking cold turkey often wind up giving in and smoking again. This can happen over and over and over again.

Quitting simply doesn’t stick—you’re still left with the habit that you aren’t fulfilling. This leads to cravings. Many people choose to replace cigarettes with other vices, such as e‑cigarettes, or try prescribed medications to quit smoking. Even when using these, you still want to smoke. You are constantly fighting the urge to have a cigarette and trying to ignore cravings.

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Long Term Changes in your body when you Quit Smoking Cold Turkey suddenly

The timeline depends on you quitting rather than quitting slowly for example one cigarette a day. So the timeline will vary considerably. Here is a Timeline for the changes that take place in your body when you stop suddenly.

What is the Emotional Impact when you Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

It is a brave person who decides to quit smoking cold turkey as the emotional impact can be so severe. Some people use the cigarette as a crutch, an emotional crutch. The negative emotions that may impact them may be anger, sadness, fear, guilt or even hurt feelings. A person who is in a relationship and has anyone of these emotions may struggle within their relationship due to the sudden or even gradual changes that are occuring in their mind and body. The damage to the relationship can be long lasting and hurtful.

Angry man trying to quit smoking cold turkeyBeing aware of this problems comes as a challenge, even with the Quit Smoking Hypnosis. An assessment is done with every client to ensure they are not only ready and quitting smoking for themselves, we also check if they are using the cigarette as a crutch. Then we work on how that person can be helped so they can quit smoking with hypnosis successfully.

What happens when you Quit Smoking? 

20 minute Quit smoking timeline

After 20 minutes of quitting, the heart rate and blood pressure starts dropping to normal

2 weeks

After 2 weeks of no smoking, your circulation and lung function improve. Your skin feels more hydrated.  You can suffer from withdrawal syndrome during this phase. You must prepare yourself mentally as well as physically for this phase. You can take help from your doctor and take prescribed medicine or you can try to combat it naturally with Hypnosis.

1 year 

The risk of heart disease is reduced by 50%. You feel more fresh and energised by this phase.

How Hypnotherapy is the Answer rather than Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

Think of hypnotherapy as quitting on your own terms with your hypnotherapist helping you. After just one session with a hypnotherapist, you can become a nonsmoker. Doesn’t that sound better than weeks of agonizing withdrawal symptoms and fighting the urge to smoke?

Finding a hypnotherapist you can trust is crucial to the process as a whole. If there is any shred of doubt in your mind, hypnotherapy may not work. You need to be ready to trust your hypnotherapist, and you need to truly want to be a non-smoker. You must be ready and committed.


Think about why you started smoking

Was it stress relief? Peer pressure? No matter how much you enjoyed cigarettes in the beginning, chances are you don’t enjoy them now as you once did. You reach for a cigarette because smoking controls you, not because you truly want that cigarette. This is what makes hypnotherapy for smoking so unique. It works to diminish this relationship that smoking has with your mind. After meeting with a good hypnotherapist, you will never want a cigarette again. The habit will be gone.

Now think about why you want to quit. Do you want to do it for your partner? Your kids? Is your family trying to get you to quit? No matter how close to your heart the reason may be, you will not be successful until you want to quit.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.