• For Smokers Only

    By Linda Ritchie, PhD

    All smokers rationalize why they smoke. The truth is that there are NO benefits whatsoever to smoking. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. It is an illusion that smoking cigarettes makes life more enjoyable. You need to ask yourself What does this cigarette really do for me? Do I really enjoy smoking? Do I really want to go through life paying through the nose just to put these things in my mouth and suffocate myself?

    Smokers have bad breath, stained teeth, nasty smelling hair, clothes, cars and furniture. Smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Concerned about your looks? Smoking will age you fast! Smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal. Men, smoking will directly contribute to erectile dysfunction.

    Nobody would deliberately breathe the exhaust of an automobile yet smokers take in 300 times more carbon monoxide from a single cigarette than they would if they directly inhaled the exhaust of a running vehicle over the same length of time it takes to smoke a cigarette.

    Ask any smoker if they could go back to the time before their first cigarette, with the knowledge they have now, would they start smoking and you will get a resounding NO! Have you ever met a parent who encourages their children to smoke? Of course not. The thought of a parent encouraging a child, a teenager or a young adult to smoke is ludicrous.

    According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is responsible for more deaths annually than vehicle crashes, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide and murder combined! The heath consequences of smoking are real and can be deadly. There are dozens of reasons to stop smoking yet 48 million Americans still smoke.

    If you are tired of smelling like an ashtray, tired of having your clothes smell like smoke, tired of sneaking away from the dinner table at a restaurant, tired of rationalizing a habit that most people consider disgusting, and tired of spending all that money on cigarettes then it is time to take action and become a non-smoker.

    The majority of smokers say they want to quit but think it would be too difficult. The reality is it isn’t that difficult. Minutes after you stop smoking your body will begin the process of healing and repair. You will be completely nicotine free within one to three days.

    The biggest obstacle to becoming a non-smoker lies between your two ears. To become a non-smoker you have to think of yourself as a non-smoker, which means reprogramming your thinking. Research indicates that clinical hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to do this. Hypnosis works by tapping into the power of your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind works at maintaining whatever you tell it you are. It is fast, effective and affordable.