Stopping smoking is something most smokers want to do. We all are aware of the risks of smoking, but still, most of us are unable to quit the habit. Whether you’re smoking a few cigarettes a day or smoking since years, quitting it is tough.
Smoking is a physical and psychological habit or we can say an addiction. The cigarettes contain nicotine, which gives us temporary and addictive pleasure.
Because of Nicotine’s so-called pleasure effect on your brain, getting rid of this habit is difficult but not impossible. Usually, people who are suffering from tough phases in life smoke to relieve stress. For them, smoking becomes a way of managing anxiety, depression or even boredom.
To treat smoking, you’ll need to understand the causes, symptoms and routines. As said earlier, quitting this habit is not impossible and we all can do it by adopting a right quit plan and strategy.
Facts about Smoking
As for the damages of smoking, we can publish a whole book but as for now these facts and figures will definitely open your eyes:
- Smoking is not injurious to lungs only, it harms almost every part of your body
- In only USA, more than 15 million people have the disease due to smoking
- Smoking can cause diseases like lung diseases, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic bronchitis
- Smoking can be the reason for certain eye problems and tuberculosis
- Smoking is also one of the main reasons for erectile dysfunction in men
- Smoking is the main cause of avoidable death
- Because of smoking/tobacco uses more than 7 million people die every year
- Typically, a smoker dies 10 years before than any non-smoker
- These are only a few facts regarding this chronic issue. That’s why treating smoking problem timely and properly is essential.
Treating Smoking - Tips
Set a date
Choose any date within the next fifteen days, so you will get enough time for the necessary preparations and you will also not lose your motivation. If you only smoke at the workplace, we will advise you to quit on the weekend, so that you can get a few days to settle down.
Discuss your quitting plan with your family, friends, and colleagues
Ask your friends and family to get involve and help you in your plan to treat the smoking problem. Seek their advice and support in this regard. Look out for a person in your circle who also wants to get rid of smoking. This support can be very helpful and both of you can work together.
Wait out cravings
Usually, cravings to smoke last only for about five minutes. Get engaged in some household work, take your kids to park or eat some fruits to keep your mouth busy. Getting engaged in any activity until your craving passes out is quite helpful.
Think about challenges that you will encounter and prepare a strategy
Most people who try to quit smoking start to smoke again in three or four months. That’s why it is important to strategize and think about those challenges before you start. Knowing a certain problem before it arrives is always better.
Remove tobacco items and cigarettes from your reach
Throw all cigarettes, ashtrays, and lighters that reminds you of smoking. In this case, an old saying goes perfect: “Out of sight, out of mind.”
Talk to experts about your problem
Seek advice from a professional. They can prescribe some medication which will help you to achieve your goal. Today there are various types of medications and therapies such as hypnotherapy that are quite effective in treating smoking problems.
So, treating smoking is vital not only for your but also for the sake of your family and friends. Think in that way and we are sure that you will be able to get rid of smoking.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.
- Support kicking bad habits and behaviours
- Rapidly reduce stress
- Promotes healthy sleep
- Treat anxiety and depression
Why Choose Chris Hughes Hypnotherapy?
Chris Hughes has over 10 years practicing as a clinical hypnotherapist providing hypnosis based treatment in London and Oxfordshire. Chris is validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. This council assess the training of all their members to ensure they have the correct training. Chris is also a senior member of the General Hypnotherapy Register which is currently the largest professional registering organisation for practicing hypnotherapists in the UK.