Posts Tagged ‘Smoking’

Addiction and the Habit of Smoking

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Like any other addiction, the habit of smoking is one that is difficult to quit. Most of them continue down the road of destruction, puffing on the silent killer, day after day. People turn for help towards pills, injections, nicotine patches, support groups, inspirational books and even the revolutionary idea of genetic modification as methods to get rid of the habit of cigarette smoking. There is one way which can truly beat the habit, and that is to simply take away the very idea of smoking. It is a very wonderful concept if put into practice. It sounds so simple in statement, yet many a person finds it incredibly difficult to stay on and execute the job in an effective way.

Even those people that smoked 30 cigarettes a day for a good ten years have been able to quit the habit of smoking very quickly; that too, without any side effects such as weight gain, dizziness, strong cravings or mood changes. In order to be successful, one has to rewire one’s brain by looking at the habit from a different angle. Out of the many methods and ways pursued to quit tobacco cigarette smoking, hypnotherapy works for many people. Hypnotherapy does not involve the likelihood of a person going into a state of trance. It does not even mean that you have to leave your house. There are a lot of books and CDs that act as a sort of hypnotic therapy activity. Taking the help of hypnotherapy to kick the habit of smoking is quite simple; and it has got the potential to changes your views regarding smoking. You might go in for the argument that smoking helps you shed your anxieties, but hypnotherapy will try to reprove whether this is really the case.

In short, hypnotherapy can remove the reasons you put forward for continuing with the habit of smoking. If you fall short of having any justification for your urge to smoke, then you may not feel the need to pick up and light a cigarette. Smoking is first and foremost a sort of psychological addiction, and some of the remedies do not help remove the psychological bond you have with tobacco cigarettes; instead, they just go on to strengthen it. How many times have you been to the cinema and sat there for a few hours without feeling the urge to smoke? In fact, the only time a person wants a cigarette is when he actually thinks about the fact that he has not smoked for a while.

To conclude, it is important that you break your psychological dependence on cigarettes. The only way to break the barrier of psychological addiction is to streamline the thought patterns you have subconsciously developed over the course of your smoking stint during your smoking life period. One of the best ways would be to achieve this through hypnotherapy. If you are really intent on getting rid of the habit, ensure that you do not replace one addiction with another one.

The Social Stigma of Smoking

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Many do not realize how smoking affects their physical health as well as their social activities. Think about how often you avoid certain places based on if smoking is permitted. How many times have you had to leave a party setting just to smoke a cigarette?

Quitting smoking can help you to participate in activities you would normally avoid as a smoker. You could have increased self confidence just by quitting the smoking habit.

The chemicals in nicotine are very addictive – once you are addicted you develop the physical craving for the physical and mental effects of nicotine. When you finally are able to quit smoking you are breaking free of the chemical addiction to nicotine.

In the 80’s and 90’s being a smoker was an ‘in’ thing to do with the younger people. Now, it is more ‘in’ to be a non-smoker. Being addiction free is seen in a positive light.

If you are tired of being addicted to cigarettes and want to finally break free of the chains of smoking hypnosis is the answer

It Is Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

A recent editorial in the British Medical Journal states that “It is never too late for people to stop [smoking], even when they have lung cancer.” The studies show that preliminary evidence that smoking cessation after diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer improves outcomes and the risk for death is halved in patients who stop smoking. This finding is based on research being done by the UK Center for Tobacco Control Studies and the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle. Some of the data estimated that, for a type of cancer called early-stage non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the five-year survival for 65-year-old patients was 33 percent if they continued to smoke and 70 percent if they stopped smoking.

Critics claim the survival rates “are staggeringly high” and that they appear to be “outlandishly optimistic so the figures need to be taken in their proper context that this is just early-stage lung cancer patients rather than lung cancer patients as a whole. The situation is quite different for patients with advanced disease — and they form the majority of patients diagnosed with lung cancer. Most patients diagnosed with lung cancer are in the last months of their lives and fewer than one in three patients with lung cancer survive even one year.