Quit Smoking Cigarettes Today

Every heavy smoker wishes to quit smoking cigarettes especially when smoke terribly affects their health. Recent researches show that cigarette smoking the only high risk factor for several illnesses and one solid factor of premature deaths in the United States and not only, but worldwide. Stopping smoking cold turkey isn’t easy, however there are several smoking aids that are designated to help.

It is only after 15 years after smokers quit smoking cigarettes when the risk of a coronary related disease or respiratory illness is completely reduced to the levels of a person who has never smoked. Therefore quitting smoking is effective in decreasing the high risk of developing a serious tobacco related illness.

The risk of having a heart attack decreases to the normal levels, similar to those that have never smoked within two years after stopping smoking. Several stop smoking aids can be used in order to succeed and quit smoking cigarettes once and for all. You may already know that pharmacological products have a very low effectiveness, and this is the main reason a behavioral therapy should be approached, especially when people don’t have the motivation to quit.

A popular form of behavioral therapy is NLP or Hypnotherapy. The single reason hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) are so successful is because they actually help the mind and the smoker to learn how to quit smoking.

If you’re going to succeed and quit smoking cigarettes you’ll immediately notice a positive impact on your health; Here’s an example: a 28 year old women that will quit smoking has the chance to increase her life expectancy by 3.1 years. However, the power of will that you need to have is important but it’s not the only key ingredient that you need. Here’s where stop smoking aids are important, and I’d recommend hypnotherapy and NLP.

Willpower and Confidence are the two key factors when you want to stop smoking.

Confidence and Willpower are the two main key factors when you finally decide to quit. You have already won half of the battle if you can trust yourself. Try to meditate upon those days you were a non-smoker, how were they? Think about the benefits after you eliminate this deadly habit out of your life, and trust me you can stop smoking today! Just keep one thing in mind and try to make a promise to yourself to quit for only one solid reason: Quitting smoking cigarettes will increase you life span, you’ll feel a lot healthier, you’ll be able to enjoy your life. I hope you can make a promise.

Benefits of quitting smoking:

In just about 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse return to their normal levels. Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and your oxygen levels return to normal. In 24 hours carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. In 48 hours your taste and smell is greatly improved. In 72 hours you’ll be able to breathe a lot easier. In 2 weeks your blood circulation improves. After 5 – 9 months you’ll notice you aren’t coughing, wheezing and spitting anymore. 5 years later the risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker and after 10 years the risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. These are just some of your benefits if you’re going to quit smoking cigarettes for ever.

Meanwhile think about your family and how they’re affected. Smoking is a costly affair, take a minute to think about how much money you would be saving if you quit smoking today.

Addiction Freedom – The Blame and Shame Game!

Without question, partaking in addictive behavior not only causes you pain, but it also inflicts pain on the people around you as well. However, do not allow the previous actions of either yourself or others to chain you to the past and force you to live in fear of the future. The past is the past, it’s over, and living in it doesn’t serve anyone well. Live in the present moment, be kind to yourself, forgive yourself, and learn to love yourself. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today, today is a gift!”

It isn’t a big secret that you’re feeling guilt and shame for the pain you’ve inflicted on those closest to you. But, on many occasions the blame and shame runs much deeper than that. In fact, a large percentage of people suffering from addiction blame themselves for their families’ dysfunctional behavior. For instance; “My father physically abused me, but I deserved it!” Or, “my mother verbally abused me and told me I was worthless, but she’s right!” This self-blame not only creates victimization, but it also it provides an excuse for continuing habitual behavior. And, until you are willing to see the truth concerning your family’s dysfunctional behavior and liberate your self from it, nothing in your life will change!

So, if you’ve been blaming yourself, you’re probably questioning right now as to whether you should be punished for your actions. Well guess what, its ok! God doesn’t punish people, we punish ourselves. God is a loving and forgiving being. So if you thought that you would continue to blame and punish yourself before God gets a hold of you, you can stop right now! We do not have defects of character, are not full of shortcomings, and we certainly are not powerless! On the contrary, we are children of God, and he has given us all the power to create the happiness, love, and abundance in our lives that we desire. If you are not comfortable with the term God, you may utilize the term higher power, universe, or higher state of consciousness. Regardless what term you choose, the most important aspect is to unite with your higher consciousness and the source of unconditional love. The truth be told, love really does conquer all! That’s right; there is nothing more powerful than unconditional love. So, you should love your addiction, not hate it! Now I don’t mean that you should love it and continue it! On the contrary, you need to dissolve your habitual behavior. And, while giving thanks for it may seem paradoxical, it’s also a key component to beating it because the more you hate your addiction the stronger it will become! It’s easy to become bitter and angry about the situation, and to use it as an excuse to retreat! And, if you adopt the mindset of an angry, bitter, lifelong, victim of addiction, what will you attract in the future? Let me answer that for you; a whole gaggle of bitter, angry, victims of addiction who use their self-incrimination as an excuse to retreat to the camaraderie of a group! And, if you want to spend the rest of your days in the basement of a church complaining about how screwed up your life is, that’s your prerogative. But, you don’t have to adopt victimization by asking why me. Take the high road and get back up on the horse! Just because you got knocked down doesn’t mean that you can’t sprint to the finish line! Refuse to be the wounded soul and aspire to be the gentle warrior! Embrace the crisis as a spiritual lesson and ask what you can learn from it. Think about it for a moment! Would you be taking the steps to become a stronger, more confident, and loving person who is searching for their life’s purpose if you hadn’t been thrust into this painful drug addiction? Sometimes we have to wade through the mud puddle to get to the rose garden!

Regards,

David Roppo The Addiction Freedom Coach

What You need to know about Quit Smoking

Smoking is an addiction. Cigarrete smoke contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can make it very hard, but not impossible, to quit. More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses. As said already it’s not impossible to quit smoking. More Facts on Quit Smoking:

*Smoking greatly boosts your possibility for lung cancer and many other cancers.

* Smoking hurts not just the smoker, but also family members, co-workers, and others who breathe the smoker’s cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke.

* Among infants to 18 months of age, secondhand smoke is associated with as many as 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year.

* Secondhand smoke from a parent’s cigarette increases a child’s chances for middle ear problems, causes coughing and wheezing, and worsens asthma conditions.

* If both parents smoke, a teenager is more than twice as likely to smoke than a young person whose parents are both non-smokers. In households where only one parent smokes, young people are also more likely to start smoking.

* Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to deliver babies whose weights are too low. If all women quit smoking during pregnancy, about 4,000 new babies would not die each year.

Smoking can cause:

1. Stained teeth, fingers, and hair
2. Increased frequency of colds, particularly chest colds and bronchitis
3. Asthma
4. Neuralgia
5. Gastrointestinal difficulties, constipation, diarrhea, and colitis
6. Headaches
7. Nausea
8. Convulsions
9. Leukoflakia
10. Insomnia
11. Heart murmur
12. inflammation of blood vessel linings
13. Shortness of breath
14. Arthritis
15. Smoker’s hack
16. Nervousness
17. Wrinkles and premature aging
18. Tension
19. Gastric, duodenal, and peptic ulcers
20. Lung cancer
21. Cancer of the lip, tongue, pharynx, larynx, and bladder
22.Emphysema
23.High blood pressure
24. Heart disease
25. Artherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis (thickening and loss of elasticity of the blood vessels with lessened blood flow)
26. Inflammation of the sinus passages
27. Tobacco angina (nicotine angina pectoris)
28. Pneumonia
29. Influenza
30. Pulmonary tuberculosis
31. Tobacco amblyopia
32. impared hearing
33. Decreased sexual activity
34. Mental depression

Counter Facts

If you quit smoking changes are seen within minutes in your body!!

After 8 hrs ~ Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide level decrease by 50%, oxygen levels return to normal
After 24 hrs ~ Carbon Monoxide removed from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and debris.
After 48 hrs ~ There is no nictotine left in the body. Ability to smell and taste greatly improved.
After 72 hrs ~ Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
After 2-12 wks ~ Circulation improves, making walking and running a lot easier.
After 3-9 months ~ Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve.
After 1 year ~ Your excess risk of coronary heart disease is decreased to half that of a smoker after one year.
After 2 year ~ Your chance of achieving long-term success with quitting tobacco increases significantly after two years.
After 5 years ~ From 5 to 15 years after quitting tobacco, stroke risk is reduced to that of people who have never smoked.
After 10 years ~ * Risk of lung cancer drops to as little as one-half that of continuing smokers
* Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases
* Risk of ulcers decreases
After 15 years ~ * Risk of coronary heart disease is now similar to that of people who have never smoked
* Risk of death returns to nearly the level of people who have never smoked

Quitting Tip

When you want a cigarette, wait a few minutes. Try to think of something to do instead of smoking; you might chew gum or drink a glass of water. Be with a person you fear or like ~ someone who should not know you smoke ;).