Reasons Why You Need to Stop Smoking

People smoke for many different reasons. There are also many other reasons why a person should stop smoking.

Kids Smoking cigarettes

Kids love to experiment especially with smoking

Why do People Start Smoking?

There are a number of reasons why people start smoking. Here are a few:-

  • Initially some people start smoking due to peer pressure. They don’t want to be different from their friends.
  • Some people smoke out of curiosity. They want to know what it tastes like or experiment to discover the feeling smoking can give them.
  • Other people smoke because they think it makes them look cool.

Smoking has extremely negative effects on a person’s health and appearance. It doesn’t only affect the smoker but also the people near them. Reading through this article gives information on why a person needs to stop smoking.

Negative Impact of Smoking Your Health

Smoking can lead to lung cancer and other chronic lung problems which could lead to a slow and painful death. It can cause extreme damage to other body organs such as the heart or the whole cardiovascular system. Smoking can also lead to other types of cancer such as laryngeal cancer. At whatever angle you want to see it, smoking doesn’t have any good help to a person’s health condition.

To a pregnant mother, there are several harmful effects of smoking

When an expecting mother inhales tobacco smoke from a cigarette, some of the chemicals are exhaled immediately and leave the body, but others stay in the body and make their way into the placenta. There are a lot of possible pregnancy complications that have been associated with women who smoke. Ectopic pregnancy, Foetal Death, miscarriage and still birth are just a few examples.

Another reason why a person should stop smoking is because it can cause impotence

Impotence is a problem among men characterized by consistent inability to sustain erection that is sufficient for a sexual intercourse. Smoking can damage the blood vessels supplying blood to the penis and cause them to degenerate: nicotine narrows the arteries that lead to the penis, reducing blood flow and the pressure of blood in the penis that’s why impotence occurs.

Social disadvantages may also be brought by smoking

Smoking stains your teeth and gums which can result in an unsightly smile. Smoking increases your risk of periodontal disease, which causes swollen gums, bad breath and teeth to fall out which are huge social disadvantages. Second-hand smoke is dangerous to other people, therefore, smoking is not allowed in many public places. The smoke coming from the cigarette that is inhaled by the person near the smoker can also cause the same health problems as that of what the primary smoker can get.

Many people believe it is very hard to just suddenly stop smoking

It’s not supposed to be a one day or one month process. Some people go cold turkey and most become so irritable that their spouse, partner or friend become so fed up they often go out and buy a packet of cigarettes just to bring harmony back into the home.

It takes a lot of courage, effort and dedication for a person to finally stop smoking. It is possible to learn how to replace your smoking habits, manage your cravings, and join the millions of people who have kicked the habit for good. To increase your chances of success, you need to be motivated, have social support, an understanding of what to expect, and a personal game plan. The most effective system today is with Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP. This has a 95.6% success rate.

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

If not – Book your appointment today 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.

So take control and call Maureen Hamilton – Hypnotherapist so you too can take control of your life. Maureen also offers a very successful Weight Loss Hypnosis program if you are concerned about weight gain.

You won’t feel as though you are giving anything up, or having to cope with unpleasant withdrawals.

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?

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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.


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.