Smoking cigarettes will kill you! A slow painful death is eminent for those who choose to smoke. Are you thinking that statement was cruel and mean hearted. Well, the fact remains, cigarette smoking is associated with many fatal illnesses. The Surgeon General’s report last year, linked smoking to cancers of the cervix, breast, kidney, lungs, pancreas and stomach. On average, it is reported that smoking will shorten the life span by 15 years.
So what are you waiting for. Is the difficulty of quitting this nasty habit preventing you from stopping or do you really not care about the deadly hazards, or maybe you think it won’t happen to you. No one will argue that an addiction to nicotine is a serious one and it is also multifaceted: indeed, there is a physical component to it since your body craves the nicotine thecigarettes contain, and there’s the psychological one, in that many habits and situations become associated with cigarettes for the smoker. Smoking is believed to be 10% physical addiction and 90% psychological addiction.
The first step to smoking cessation is to make sure you have a strong desire to quit. Just telling yourself you should stop is not the same thing as saying I want to stop and I will stop. Quitting smoking is not easy, if you do not have the determination you will have a difficult time being successful.
Find a method for quitting. You need help, don’t try to go it alone. Nicotine replacement products work very well, supports groups and hypnosis are excellent as well. The best thing is you can use them all in conjunction with each other. Hypnosis has become a top choice for anyone that is trying to break addiction habits of any kind. And now there are self-hypnosis programs you can download and try at home. Hypnosis can be used to reinforce someone’s motivation to quit, to strengthen their resolve to make healthier lifestyle choices, to lessen feelings of anxiety, to reduce cravings, or to enable them to be less affected when around others who are smoking.
However you choose to quit smoking, stay with it. You can do it and the reward is a long and healthy life. Here’s to your new way of life!