Smoking and Quitting – Health Benefits
There’s no doubt that smoking is bad for your health, but is it reason enough to give up smoking?
The answer, according to a general consensus by health officials everywhere is a resounding “yes.” Never smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but stopping smoking (even after years of dependency) is next on the list.
But how can you quit smoking cigarettes after the years of smoking? And is quitting smoking even worth the effort?
First, you have to understand that the effects of smoking start from the first time you draw in the nicotine. The next important factor is that the damaging effects of cigarette smoking continue the rest of your life.
You can’t turn back the hands of time so that you never pick up a cigarette, but if you quit now, you can lessen the effects beginning at this moment.
Maybe you think smoking cessation is simply too difficult and that you can’t accomplish it on your own. You’re probably right. Most people find the use of quit smoking products or stop smoking programs to be necessary While it is possible to simply “quit,” there’s no doubt that smoking is a strong addiction and there’s nothing wrong with seeking some stop smoking help.
Recognizing the damaging effects of smoking is probably one of the most compelling reasons to stop smoking. Some people cite the potentially harmful effects of second-hand smoke on family and friends as the reason to stop smoking. Both of these are certainly good reasons, but it has to be accompanied by a true desire to quit. Otherwise, even the most tried stop smoking aids are unlikely to work.
So how do you find out how to stop smoking?
Stop smoking hypnotherapy is option that has worked successfully for many people. As is the case with most programs geared to help to stop smoking, the smoker has to believe both in the need to quit and in the program. Skepticism of the smoker and of family can damage the potential benefits of hypnosis stop smoking programs.
Stop smoking hypnosis works largely on the power of suggestion, but don’t expect to walk into the hypnotist’s office a smoker and walk out never again to desire a cigarette. Quit smoking hypnosis will usually start with an evaluation. That is, the therapist will typically ask questions to evaluate the smoking habit, reasons that it began, and reasons the smoker wants to quit.
If, for example, you’re looking for help quitting but have no stop smoking support, it’ll be much more difficult to leave the cigarettes alone. If you’ve always smoked with family or friends after dinner, on lunch break or over coffee in the morning, you have to learn that you can be with the group without smoking. This is one of the biggest reasons that quit smoking help in the form of hypnosis works better than some other stop smoking aids – the focus on distancing the smoker from the need to smoke.
Beware of any free stop smoking programs, even hypnosis. There’s usually some hidden fees. Those that “guarantee” results will likely only require that you keep returning for follow-up visits, but will never refund your money.
Finally, keep in mind that there is no “magic” stop smoking therapy. Even hypnosis doesn’t work for everyone, and every stop smoking product out there works in conjunction with your own desire to quit.
Article written by Steve Hill