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Stopping Smoking, a Few Facts...

Stopping Smoking, a Few Facts...

Smoking is not addictive Scientists recognise that only10% of the smoking habit relates to the addictive elements of nicotine, 90% is psychological.

e chemicals are stimulants and make you more stressed.

A smoker will become more and more stressed and anxious as they get older Research says that a smoker is 80% more likely to suffer from clinical depression or serious anxiety in middle to old age as a direct result of smoking.

A part of the brain responsible for encouraging you to smoke can be quite childish

When it comes to smoking, like a child, it learns when to throw a tantrum (craving), and it also learns when there's no point. It knows when you're in a situation where you can't smoke or you've decided not to smoke – so it doesn't stand a cat in hells chance of getting its own way. But as soon as you’ve stepped off that airplane, got into your car, taken your first sip of coffee … your childish brain knows it can now get its way and has a tantrum (craving).

There is also a part of the brain that is more adult, rational in its thinking It knows that smoking is:



Smelly - clothes, hair, skin, breath, our home

Effects circulation

Premature aging of the skin

Ruins teeth and gums

Can cause infertility

Contributes towards impotency

Lung, throat & mouth cancer

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (of respiratory tract ie; emphysema)

Lowers life expectancy

Slow and PAINFUL death

Stopping smoking is easy for a lot of people

 A total of approximately quarter of a million people a year in this country stop smoking. However, if the adult v childish parts of the brain fight, with the childish part coming out on top most of the time then we need a little help.

This is just one of the things hypnotherapy does – it helps the adult part to ‘put its foot down’ permanently so that you can choose to


And, there’s another thing… when people stop smoking they generally go on to take great strides in their lives. 



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