There are many techniques of smoke cessation but how to know which one is best for you? Few stop smoking gradually and few use the cold turkey method to quit smoking. While both the techniques are well-known methods but how to find which one will work for you. Apart from these two, there are more methods which are quitting smoking hypnosis. Quit hypnosis is known to be one of the most efficient ways to get rid of cigarettes.
The decision to quit smoking is the most important step you can take to improve your overall health. It is NEVER too late to quit. cigarette contains more than 2000 toxic chemicals. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2017-18, just under one in seven (13.8%) or 2.6 million adults were daily smokers, while a further 1.4% of people also reported smoking, they did so on a less than daily basis.
Many people lose their life due to this toxic habit and not only that they expose their family members to the risk. According to BBC news, passive smoking causes over 600,000 deaths every year and one-third of these statistics are children, who get exposed to cigarette smoke at a young age.
You might have started smoking due to various reasons as peer pressure, following a fad, or feeling better during stressful situations. But you need to make clear why you should stop smoking. You should stop smoking because-
- Negative Impact of Smoking on Your heart and Lungs.
- Smoking speeds up the aging process and causes wrinkles.
- It causes impotence.
- Social disadvantages due to smoking
- It can affect your loved ones as they might be a passive smoker
Different techniques of Quit Smoking
Everyone has different smoking patterns, triggers, addictions, preferences, and habits. So there is no best way to quit. You must see and analyze your weakness and triggers and work on them. What works on you might not work on others. Quitting might feel very difficult but it’s not impossible. It’s a habit and it can get replaced if you want to.
As soon as you decide to quit smoking you must analyze yourself. You can ask the following questions to yourself.
- How many cigarettes do I smoke in a day/ week/ month?
- What time of the day do I smoke.
- Which food makes me crave smoking cigarettes?
- How long I have been smoking?
- Have I tried quitting smoking before?
- What was the reason for a relapse?
- What triggers my smoking?
- The longest time I haven’t smoked.
- Do I live with someone who smokes or have friends who smoke?
- Why do I want to quit smoking?
Once you have answers to all these questions it becomes easy for you to understand which method will be best for you. The next step is different methods that you can use to quit smoking. One can quit smoking by stop smoking gradually, cold turkey method, behavioral therapy, Nicotine replacement therapy, Hypnosis, and prescribed mediation.
There are many strategies that you can use to help with smoking cessation, but two of the most prominent ways of kicking the tobacco habit are quitting cold turkey and quitting by way of gradual withdrawal. Both can be successful but both can also fail. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both methods to help you discern which one would potentially work best for you if you have decided that you want to quit smoking.
stop smoking gradually
The gradual withdrawal method of smoking cessation means cutting back your cigarette intake day by day. Just like the sanme suggest, one stop smoking gradually. If you are a pack-a-day smoker (or more), then this means cutting back by one cigarette a day. If you are a social smoker this means skipping that part of your next party or group outing experience. The point of the gradual withdrawal method is to mitigate the shocking effects of immediate smoking cessation.
Proponents claim it is a good way to be deliberate and test willpower and endurance and it helps ease the transition from being a smoker to a non-smoker. However, there are complications that go along with this smoking cessation method. The main problem is that it is easy at first and becomes harder later.
For example, it is easier for a pack-a-day smoker to smoke one less cigarette a day when they are at day one with 20 cigarettes in the pack than when they are at day eighteen and staring at a virtually empty package. Since smokers still smoke during gradual withdrawal, they are able to linger longer in the space of denial instead of accepting the reality of what they are doing—starting down the path of a tobacco-free lifestyle. This can also lead to rationalization later of being occasional smokers instead of totally kicking the habit.
Cold Turkey Method
Cold turkey is a very popular smoking cessation method—one of the most well-known and brutal. Cold turkey means abruptly quitting smoking without any aids or assistance from the nicotine patch or occasional cigarette. Cold turkey is a habit that, unlike gradual withdrawal, does not keep you in denial but makes you face reality right away. Cold turkey does not always have a high success rate and this is often attributed to the unbearable symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
However, if you believe that smoking is just a habit, the direction in which many experts are heading, then you know that cold turkey failure likely stems from the fact that the underlying reasons for developing the smoking habit in the first place have not been properly addressed. Smokers have many reasons that they engage in tobacco use, from stress relief to building up courage in social situations, and if smokers aren’t aware of why they light up each cigarette, they will definitely have a harder time putting them out for good.
Smoking is a hard habit to quit, but if you believe that it is a psychosocial habit, there is a better way to quit than cold-turkey or gradual withdrawal: hypnosis. Hypnosis is often used as a therapeutic method and it can help solve a range of problems from anxiety and depression to addictions. Hypnotherapists help their patients enter a trance-like state in which they are then receptive to suggestions that help them form new habits and behaviors by changing their unconscious beliefs.
Using hypnotherapy as a smoking cessation approach is harmless, fast, and effective. If you are looking for a healthy way to quit smoking and change your habits and beliefs then give hypnotherapy a try—it is worth it.
Nicotine Replacement therapy
Nicotine replacement therapy involves nicotine being absorbed into your bloodstream from an external source such as patches, gum, inhalers – in fact, any source other than cigarettes. This is designed to quell the cravings for nicotine during your quit process. All the forms of NRT have a success rate of only 10%-20%, depending on the scientific study. This means that 80-90% of the time people fail.
Nicotine replacement therapy includes gums, patches, Nicotine Lozenges, tablets, inhalers, and prescribed drugs.
Not only does NRT fail most of the time, but it also has dangerous side effects. Such as nausea and indigestion, itching and redness of the skin if using patches, and nightmares – occasionally the side effects can be more serious. So there is very little chance of it working, and a very big chance of physical harm.
Hypnosis is completely safe, drug and chemical-free, and WORKS…which is why we offer our commitment to helping you quit for life.
This involves working with a counselor to find ways not to smoke. Together, you’ll find your triggers (such as emotions or situations that make you want to smoke) and make a plan to get through the cravings.
You can use it as your main method or as a support tool. Brief sessions, even as short as 3 minutes, have been shown to help. Programs differ, but in general, they help you pick a quit date, give you techniques to make the change, and teach you how to manage the process and prevent a relapse. Many hospitals and clinics offer solo and group sessions with counselors for free or at a low cost. If that isn’t an option, every state has a quit-smoking hotline you can call.
A trained hypnotherapist will place you into a trance-like state. They’ll then make suggestions that will help you get rid of the urge to smoke. Doctors still don’t know how effective this method is or if it works at all. Some studies say that it works better than using nicotine products, while others say there’s no benefit.
An effective way to get rid of the bad habit of smoking is Hypnotherapy. With the help of hypnotherapy, you’ll realize that your thought creates your reality. It gives you the control to change your desire and strengthen your willpower to quit smoking. If you want to quit smoking then you must explore Quit smoking Hypnosis and harness the power of your unconscious mind towards a positive change.
At Master Your Life Power we offer a half-hour Complimentary Consultation so you can meet the person you will be working with and for us to assess whether the therapy you are seeking is going to be the right one for you. For example, you want to quit smoking but have attempted hypnosis previously and been unsuccessful. Then we must have a conversation around this. Our Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton has been working with people for over 10 years and assisted over 2,000 people to quit smoking and still gives a Lifetime Guarantee.
This is why extensive preparation is done before seeing people. This preparation for the Quit Smoking Hypnosis includes filling in the forms and listening to the two audios. These are provided as soon as the appointment is made. This allows the person to spend time on the Reasons, Benefits when they smoke, and alternative ideas instead of smoking. So, when they come in, they are well prepared to be a non-smoker when they walk out of the practice. People with emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD plus other issues have also been assisted and usually in only three sessions. To find out more check out the Testimonials.
Maureen Hamilton – Hypnotherapist
Take action and call Maureen Hamilton today and make that commitment to quit smoking. There are so many benefits to quitting: –
- Your health will improve
- Your loved ones will be so grateful
- If you have life insurance, then the premium or the loading will be removed
- You will have more money in the bank to do the things you love
As well as the above benefits you will also have a Lifetime Guarantee. So, if you ever smoke again, come back for another session and there will be no charge.
These are just a few of the benefits. So, call now on 1300 619 684 and have a chat with Nicole as she loves organizing appointments to see Maureen. Become a non-smoker in just one easy session.
Alternatively, you can book an appointment online.