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.

Steps to Become a Non Smoker

So you have made that initial step to find out more about the Quit Smoking Hypnosis.  Well done! Information is power so once you have done your research then you will have a clearer mind as to how and why hypnosis works so well.

Quit Smoking Hypnosis Information

Congratulations on wanting to stop smoking!  To let you know what is involved with the quit smoking, I am going to go through some information including the location and price.

Information is essential so here is a link to 2 audios. The first one provides information about the process while the second one is a Stress Reduction and Relaxation Hypnosis allowing you to experience hypnosis. https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/listen-to-this-audio/ – We do ask  people to listen to both of these two audio recordings before they come in for their session. It means they will be well prepared for their session.

How long does Hypnosis take to Quit Smoking

I ask people to allow 2 hours for their session. While the hypnosis takes less than an hour, you will be provided with a per-session information and education session to assist you as you move forward as a non smoker. You will also be provided with forms to fill in . You will need to go through and fill in your forms as I modify the script to meet your needs.  Everyone has different reasons why they want to quit cigarettes, different triggers etc. Also many people who smoke have been smoking for many years and while you will be a non smoker at the end of the session (providing you do want to stop smoking) we need to work on strategies so you can maintain this status of non smoker long term.

Cigarettes contain between 8-20% sugar. So I encourage you to look at fruit to replace this sugar for 4-5 days as a non smoker and especially for you to eat on your way home.

Where are you located?

The practice is Master Your Life Power 91 Kyeema Cres Bald Hills

The cost is $495. I have an eftpos facility for MasterCard and Visa. The benefit is that providing you want to stop smoking then you will be a non smoker at the end of your session with a lifetime guarantee (and yes it is only one session).  That means if you ever relapse back into being a smoker, you will be able to come back with no cost to you.  This is a hugely successful process and I would love to help you.

For more information go to https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ And check out the Testimonials https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/success-stories/

So when you are ready you can call Nicole (my secretary) on 3882 5506 to have a talk and/or to make an appointment.  Alternatively you can also make an appointment online.

I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you to become a non smoker.

Why is it so Hard to Stop Smoking?

I am sure many smokers have asked themselves or their doctor this question.  People often say they were able to stop Marijuana easily but they cannot stop smoking. Which raises the question, is it really an addiction or a very powerful habit? Most people have managed to stop smoking briefly such as air flights or hospitalisation. So why is it so hard to stop smoking permanently?

Excuses and Reasons for Not Quitting the Smoking Habit

Making excuses and having convincing reasons, normally deter people and stop them from quitting smoking. Stress is the biggest excuse people cite to defend their smoking habit. Stress related to work or stress at home or worrying about kids, is the common reason everyone gives for smoking. Many of them smoke to relax and unwind themselves. Whereas some people just do it for fun and for pleasure. Lack of willpower dissuades them from facing situations and trying to quit the smoking habit once they have developed it.

Quit the Smoking Habit

Most people agree smoking is a very powerful habit. Our unconscious mind is like a sponge taking in information, positive or negative. How often do you hear or see information that says smoking is an addiction, such as media, articles, images or even self talk. This can be so powerful and convincing we start to believe it. When people go cold turkey, this message becomes more convincing as they feel the side effects of stopping.

Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

Understand that smoking is a habit. Yes that can be challenging however how can a person walk in to do hypnosis to quit smoking and walk out a non smoker? Because it is a habit!

Cigarettes contain sugar and we know that sugar is very addictive.  So be prepared with fruit or some other healthy option to replace the sugar. Water is going to be very important too, as smoking dehydrates the body. As a non smoker your body is going to be craving water, food and sugar.

Eat healthy to Avoid Weight Gain after Quitting Smoking

Weight gain could be an outcome so eat healthy to avoid this. The wonderful part of our body is that the energy kicks in around Day 4. So eating healthy and picking up the exercises will be a huge help to maintaining weight.  The other point to mention is once you become a non smoker you will be very hungry so be prepared with healthy food. Of course there are many other tips that will help. So do check out the other articles on this site.

If you are a smoker and want to stop, then contact Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton on 1300 619 684 or check out this website for more valuable information.  Maureen has helped over a thousand people to stop smoking in only one session.  She also offers a Lifetime Guarantee so if you start smoking again you come back without any cost to you – it is a win win situation.

Six Tips to Quit Smoking

Despite how aware we are of the health hazards associated with smoking, millions of people across the globe still light up each day. That does not mean, however, that

Become a non smoker today

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millions of people want to keep smoking. There are many people who do want to quit.

Is Smoking an Addiction or a Habit

Smoking is often quoted as being an addiction. However it is also a really powerful habit. Have you ever found you have a cigarette in your hand and thought, “That’s odd, I really didn’t want this one!” So the question is often asked, how many cigarettes a day do you really enjoy?

Plan, plan, plan

Make a quit smoking plan. This may include setting goals and deadlines or enlisting the help of a hypnotherapist, find a way to approach smoking cessation with structure and support.

Make a full commitment

Quitting smoking requires a full commitment especially because breaking down old habits and building up new ones requires that you really focus all of your energy-no slacking!

Find a source of motivation

What is it that motivates you to quit smoking? Your life-health, your family, work, finances? Whatever the reason or reasons, know it as it will help you keep your eye on the prize. Sometimes it really helps if you right them down and look at them each day to remind you.

Find a quit smoking buddy

It is often easier to hold ourselves accountable when we are accountable to someone beyond ourselves. Find someone who will support you or find someone you can share the smoking cessation process.

Start Now on Your journey to be a non-smoker

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)

Cigarettes contain sugar and lots of it

So once you become a non smoker, you need to replace this sugar for approximately 4-5 days. It is a good idea to consider a healthy option such as fruit. So you may think of berries, apple, grapes where you can have just a little each time. This will depend on the number of cigarettes you smoke.  Then you can slowly wean yourself back to what you would normally eat in a day.  This is one of the reasons why people put on weight when they stop smoking.  Their blood sugar drops and they eat, and frequently it is the wrong food, rewarding themselves for being non smokers!

The other more upsetting side effect of this is getting grumpy.  On her third day after her session, Paula phoned to say she didn’t feel or even want a cigarette, but was getting grumpy! Paula was asked how she was going with the fruit. Apparently Paula had eaten lots the first day but stopped.  So Paula went back to eating some fruit and when followed up a week later said it was the sugar and she was fine.

Quitting smoking is an important step to finding a healthy balance in life and living out your days to the fullest. It can be difficult or it can be easy.  If you are thinking about giving up cigarettes then take the easy road.  Maureen Hamilton has assisted over a thousand people to quit smoking and even offers a Lifetime Guarantee.  Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684. Alternatively you can also book online 

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)

You will know for yourself that at the end of the session, you are nownon-smoker.

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

Harness the Power of Your Unconscious Mind, Quit Smoking for Good

Many people think that quitting smoking entails a mixture of nicotine patches and endless suffering and cigarette cravings. But, truthfully, quitting smoking doesn’t have to be so difficult (or painstaking) if you tap into the power of your unconscious mind.

Quitting with Hypnosis

Is smoking really an addiction?

Mainstream medicine tells you that smoking is an addiction to nicotine, but new research, conducted at Tel Aviv University, shows that smoking is actually a psychosocial habit. That is, you smoke because you are mentally—and not physically—dependent on cigarettes.

The conscious and unconscious mind

Being mentally dependent on cigarettes means that your unconscious mind is at work. The mind is divided into both the conscious and unconscious mind. The conscious mind is the awareness that we have of our thoughts and actions in daily life—what am I doing right now or what will I do tomorrow? The unconscious mind, on the other hand, stores our memories, emotions, thoughts and habits—what happened yesterday, or years ago, and how do I feel about it?

Most people begin smoking for a variety of psychological reasons that get lodged in the unconscious mind: relieving stress, easing of social anxiety, wanting to looking cool. In the past the army encouraged their troops to smoke as they said it would keep them calm. Cigarettes, then, become associated with certain psychosocial situations and needs and as a result, smoking becomes an unconscious habit.

When smoking becomes a habit

The best way to quit is to get to the root of the problem: your unconscious mind. In order to quit smoking, you need to change the unconscious messages that you tell yourself about smoking: that it will make you feel relaxed; that it will help you make friends; that it will make you look “cool” and popular.

The Power of Hypnosis

One way to change your unconscious beliefs is to harness the power of your unconscious mind through hypnotherapy. With the help of an experienced hypnotherapist, you can re-train your thoughts and beliefs so that they tell you a new set of messages: that you don’t like cigarettes, that you don’t need cigarettes, that you will never smoke again! Hypnotherapy helps you realize that your thoughts create your own reality and that you have the power to change and control them. So if you want to give up cigarettes—and really give them up for good—then take advantage of a quit smoking method like hypnotherapy and harness the power of your unconscious mind for positive changes. You are in charge of you!

Want to quit smoking?

Then get involved in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter or to learn more about your quit smoking options. Gain more information and do your own research 

You may already be wanting to quit smoking. If so you can call 1300 619 684 or email Maureen

Quit Smoking is not always easy

Indeed that can be said of many people who struggle every day to quit. Remember when you first started smoking and it was so revolting. Then we persevered until we were hooked and enjoying it.

Depressed as he would like to quit

Depressed man smoking cigarette

Looking back there are many reasons why people smoke – peer pressure; parents smoked so it was a natural progression for yourself; loved the social interaction.

Are you a still smoking and either enjoying a cigarette or perhaps struggling to quit smoking?

Do you ever feel hurt or annoyed when you see people turn their noses up when they see or smell your smoking? You ask yourself, “How do they know how I feel?” Or more importantly, “It’s none of their business if I smoke. I can do what I like – it is my body.”

Or perhaps you are saying to yourself, “If only they knew how hard it is for me to quit smoking?”

Which phrase relates to you?

For some people, quitting smoking on their own is easy. On the other hand, it is one of the most difficult things they have ever had to do. Even quitting dope seems easy compared to quitting smoking.

People have often tried so many ways to quit – tablets, NRT or nicotine replacement therapy such as patches or sprays, cold turkey just to name a few. Yet they continue to smoke. Often feeling like a failure. Of course they are not a failure. This is what we call feedback. Smoking is frequently being classed as an addiction however it is more of a habit.

Where are our habits stored?

Our habits are stored in the unconscious mind.
So how do we change those habits? The most successful way to change those habits is with hypnosis. While a person is in that relaxed state of hypnosis the habits that have been stored there for years and years can be changed in one short session. Hypnosis is a trance like state where the person is relaxed and the therapist can speak to the unconscious mind.

So the question may be asked if hypnosis can help everyone.

As a rule yes as we are all in and out of trance throughout the day. There may be some people who may be challenged to be hypnotised.

With Quitting smoking or hypnosis in any therapeutic occasion, the most important requirement is for the person to want to let go of their habit. Hypnotherapists are not magicians although some people feel they must be due to the amazing changes people experience.

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)

You will know for yourself that at the end of the session, you are now 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

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)

Can Quit Smoking Lose Weight

You’ve probably heard that smokers lose weight just from smoking, and that people who quit smoking start gaining weight.

If you’re a smoker, think about your other lifestyle habits. Odds are, they aren’t the healthiest choices either. Maybe your cholesterol levels are too high, or maybe you don’t get enough exercise, leading to poor metabolism and even poorer dietary habits.Quit Smoking Hydrates the Skin

If you’re looking to quit smoking to help you lose weight, or vice versa, find an accredited hypnotherapist in your area. He or she can help you develop good habits that will help you become a healthy nonsmoker!

Can quit smoking help you lose weight?

It’s widely believed that people who quit smoking gain five to ten kilos on average. Depending on the person, this can be due to overeating after quitting smoking. Many people eat more after quitting because of the oral fixation. Because the smoking habit is so deeply instilled in a smoker even after quitting, they need to replace the feeling of a cigarette in their mouth with something else, such as sucking on lollipops or crunching on pretzels. This often occurs in people who are not using hypnosis  but are giving up smoking using other methods which does not change the habit as happens in hypnosis.

Another reason why many people gain weight after quitting smoking is because of a drop in metabolism. Since nicotine raises the body’s metabolic rate, the absence of nicotine decreases it. This can cause you to gain weight if you do not change your movement or dietary habits once you quit smoking.

But—it is possible, when quitting smoking, to lose weight. Think about it! Quitting smoking for life takes a ton of dedication, self-motivation, and thought. Wouldn’t it make sense to use this opportunity to better your life as a whole, rather than only quitting smoking? Your health will undoubtedly benefit from you quitting smoking, but imagine how much better you’d feel if you quit smoking and, say, exercised for 20 more minutes each day. If you’re ready to quit smoking, take this opportunity to truly better your life and future. Check the information below.

If you are ready to become a nonsmoker and improve your life as a result, hypnotherapy is for you.

Why hypnotherapy is the right choice for quitting smoking

Hypnotherapy is unlike any other method to help you quit smoking, and it doesn’t come along with weight gain. Once you have just one session with a hypnotherapist, you are not a smoker and your habit is gone. This means you will not turn to food to replace cigarettes—the urge won’t even be there anymore.

Quitting smoking with more traditional methods, such as going cold turkey, using the nicotine patch, or taking medications, means you’ll still have to fight temptation, but quitting smoking with hypnotherapy eliminates the temptation from your life completely. You won’t wake up the morning after hypnotherapy craving a cigarette. The most important thing, however, is your commitment and “Want” to quit. If you don’t bring the want to quit to your hypnotherapy session, the treatment will not work. You also need to trust your hypnotherapist and be confident in him or her. Any shred of doubt will prevent you from becoming a nonsmoker with hypnotherapy.


So, if you want to lose weight while quitting smoking, you need to be determined to change your lifestyle and stay motivated to developing and maintaining good health. And hypnotherapy can help you do just that!

Maureen Hamilton – Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a hypnotherapist and has helped over a thousand people to quit smoking. The experience and feedback coming from clients indicate that there are two groups of people. Group A do put on weight, on average 5 -10 kilos although very occasionally even higher. However in Group B people do not put on weight in fact quite often they lose weight. So why this discrepancy.

Note: Well Group A are probably not eating very healthy in the first place and when the energy kicks in on Day 4 or thereabouts, they don’t take advantage of that and increase their exercise. Meanwhile Group B as soon as that energy kicks in they are doing exercise and feeling healthy, breathing better and increasing their self confidence and self esteem. Most importantly they are not putting on weight and in fact quiet often lose weight.

Final thoughts

With a hypnotherapist, the hardest part about quitting smoking is finding your inspiration. Once you’re determined, you can work together with your hypnotherapist so that your future never includes another cigarette.

Whether or not you’ve tried other methods to quit smoking in the past, you can find fulfilling and permanent success in hypnosis.

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.

 

Why do People get Sick When They Give up Smoking

It is not unusual to hear people say “I quit cigarettes but was sick for days or even possibly weeks after quitting.

So Why do People Get Sick

There are over 4,000 toxins and poisons in every cigarette. Perhaps not huge amounts but over a period of time they do add up. The body has a blueprint of how it should be. So once a person quits smoking then the body will try to get rid of all the toxins and poisons out of your body as quickly as possible.

How Will This Release of Toxins in the Body Affect me?

For the first few days  people may feel nauseated, tired, even sad as the body goes through these changes. They may also feel quiet hungry and that is because the body is endeavouring to heal you so you can be healthy. Don’t forget there is sugar in the cigarettes too. So it is important to ensure you are eating enough healthy fruit and you only need to do that for four to five days and then slowly wean yourself back to what you would normally eat.

Why is Water So Important When Giving Up Smoking?

Those toxins and poisons (mentioned above) have to go somewhere and they will mainly go through the kidneys. So it is important to increase your water by at least 30% or if you are only drinking 1 litre of water a day, then you will need to increase this to at least two litres a day.

Here is an excerpt from an email message a client sent five days following his session:-

Hi Maureen, so far so good, I have not come even close to wanting a cigarette. I can’t believe how easy it has been and that I have only been drinking water and had good food and have not had withdrawals from any of my old habits. I must have been in pretty bad shape though as my kidneys have really been hurting. I am positive with the pain I feel I was verging on type 2 diabetes. I really do believe you saved my life. And I am over the moon about how I feel already.

My energy has to have doubled and its only day 4, I have more spring in my step and I feel more positive and bright throughout my daily jobs.

Notice he said his kidneys were really hurting. When I spoke to this chap he said he was drinking but hadn’t increased it. So water is very important so those toxins and poisons can be flushed out as quickly as possible.

What is a Big Benefit to Quitting Smoking?

The energy increases around day 4 and this is a common comment given by clients. The process used by Maureen Hamilton only requires one session. So it is important to be prepared for all the above suggestions.

Final thoughts

With a hypnotherapist, the hardest part about quitting smoking is finding your inspiration. Once you’re determined, you can work together with your hypnotherapist so that your future never includes another cigarette.

Whether or not you’ve tried other methods to quit smoking in the past, you can find fulfilling and permanent success in hypnosis.

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.

Can Smoking Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Can Quitting Smoking Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Many people fear quitting smoking for a variety of reasons. It will be too hard, it is impossible to quit, it will make socialising harder etc. However, many of the fears that people associate with quitting smoking are really just excuses; many people want to justify their habit by creating a litany of reasons why they can’t quit smoking.

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

One such excuse that some people have come up with, but that is not grounded in truth, is that quitting smoking causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In fact, the reverse is true: smoking very often leads to a person developing IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Let’s take a closer look at IBS to understand what it is and its relationship to smoking.

IBS is an uncomfortable bowel disorder that comes with a variety of unpleasant symptoms:

  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Nausea

IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder and the medical community has not pin-pointed one cause of the disease. It seems to be the product of many different types of activities from poor diet to smoking. People who suffer from IBS are generally in a constant state of discomfort which can then cause them to suffer mood swings.

Smoking both contributes to the development of and irritates  cases of IBS.

This is because cigarette smoke irritates the valves connecting the esophagus and the stomach as well as aggravating the lining of the stomach. Tobacco smoke has been linked to acid reflux, indigestion and other gastrointestinal disorders like IBS, so it can definitively be labeled as a contributing factor to IBS and other digestive problems.

So why do people believe that quitting smoking causes IBS?

There are a variety of reasons and some make sense and some don’t. However, many people falsely believe that quitting cigarettes causes IBS because of the discomfort that is experienced by people immediately after they quit smoking.

Some people who quit smoking may experience some form of digestive discomfort as their body learns to re-adjust to life without cigarettes especially if they go cold turkey. Heartburn, indigestion, nausea, constipation—these are all possible side effects of quitting smoking. However, these problems were originally caused by the cigarettes.

If people begin to experience digestive problems for longer than several weeks, they might want to consider other aspects of their lifestyle—such as diet and exercise—as roots of the problem, and seek medical attention accordingly.

So the long and the short of it is: quitting smoking does not cause IBS. Smoking disturbs the body (and may be the direct cause of IBS itself) and when a person stops smoking, then the body is still off kilter and takes some time to adjust to life without tobacco smoke. It should be mentioned here that quitting smoking with hypnotherapy usually has the opposite effect with people experiencing a reduction in heartburn or indigestion and the energy kicks in around day 4.

To assist with quitting smoking, reach out to a hypnotherapist who will step you through an easy and relaxed session so you can become a non smoker.

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.