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 for more information or book online here.