If you are a smoker, quit smoking! Of course, it is easier said than done. It requires massive mind power to kick the habit.
Enough has been said about the hazards of smoking. The tar in cigarette smoke is composed of chemicals, poisons, and corrosives, such as hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, which deprive your heart and other organ tissues of essential oxygen for optimum function
Smoking ages your skin. Cigarette smoke produces free radicals that destroy your skin cells and tissues, and thus accelerate your aging process.
Smoking leads to premature death because it damages the heart the lungs, and the nervous system. Smoking not only promotes the deposits of fat and cholesterol on the walls of arteries, restricting blood flow to the heart, but also increases the risk of blood clots and stroke.
Smoking causes lung diseases, such as chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways) and emphysema (irreversible breakdown of lung tissues), and lung cancer. Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer death, including cancers in the lungs, esophagus, larynx, and the mouth. Smoking affects your nervous system due to the presence of nicotine, which itself is a poison.
Smoking also affects your sexual health, such as impotence and infertility.
Let’s not get into why you started smoking in the first place: curiosity, peer pressure, the cultural influence, or some other factors.
All smokers are fully aware of the hazards of smoking, but they find it difficult to quit once they have formed the habit, because nicotine is addictive.
Quitting is never easy because it may immediately result in the following symptoms: slowing down of heart rate; elevation of blood pressure; development of ulcers; lack of mental concentration; anxiety and depression; drowsiness; and gastrointestinal disturbances.
These overwhelming adverse side effects of quitting automatically create the scenario for denial of the health hazards of smoking. Even many who strive to quit will fall victims to relapse.
Success in quitting is contingent upon the smoker’s self-discipline and perseverance. However, the first and foremost is the smoker’s capability to overcome the denial that smoking is a systematic suicide; denial will forever be a stumbling block to success in quitting.
Quitting the habit is difficult, but not impossible. You can do it, and you must do it! Hypnosis is the use of self-induced affirmations to change the subconscious mind thereby instrumental in changing the conscious mind. Remember, it is always the mind that instructs the body. Empower your mind with the right thoughts to quit smoking once and for all.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau