Worldwide, smoking is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality.
The Australian Burden of Disease study estimated that smoking caused a total of 20,933 deaths in 2015, or more than one in every seven deaths (13.3%). In 2015, 9.3% of the disease burden in Australia was due to tobacco use, making it the leading risk factor that contributed to disease burden and deaths.
Tobacco use is causally linked to the burden of 39 individual diseases: including 19 types of cancer, 7 cardiovascular diseases, Chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) and asthma.
The study estimated that in Australia in 2017 22,781 deaths and 567,928 disability-adjusted life-years were attributable to tobacco.
In Australia more lives are lost everyday to smoking related disease and it is preventable.
There has never been a better time to stop smoking
Did you know? Quitting smoking can be much easier than weight control
The reason is very simple; to quit smoking is simply a “Yes” or ”No” decision.
Do we need smoke to survive? the answer is “No”.
Whereas we still require food to survive so the decision is more complex.
Nowadays it is hard not to know that smoking is harmful to our health - Why do we keep doing it? Perhaps like the majority of smokers, the mere thought of stopping fills you with panic.
The only thing that prevents us from quitting is FEAR!
Fear - that you will have to undergo an unknown period of time suffering feelings of deprivation
Fear - that social occasions will not be quite as enjoyable without a cigarette
Fear - that you can’t concentrate or be as confident without that crutch
Fear - that your identity your personality or your character will change
Fear - that you will lose the “helpful friend” that helps you cope with stress
And that quitting may cause you to gain a few pounds.
And you need to be motivated to break free
That nicotine trap
You never decided to fall into that nicotine trap! But nicotine is designed to ensure that you remain there. Whether you're a 5 a day or 2pack a day smoker, how many do you actually enjoy?
Have you tried to quit before? did you get beyond a couple of days till that addictive nicotine was out of your system (2-3 days).
Were you still wanting to reach for that cigarette? Did you ask yourself “Why?” “What is it giving me?” “What do I need?”
Hypnotherapy can help you to have your last cigarette ever! and help you with:
Motivation to stop smoking - and stay stopped
Break the connections - the triggers that keep you smoking
Develop strong internal resources - to meet your subconscious needs
Feel positive about becoming a non-smoker
Contact me today for a confidential chat on the quit smoking approach for you. Invest in your future health and well being today.
Perhaps, just think for a moment, how much you spend each week puffing away your hard earned money. Now visualise what exciting things you could choose to do instead.
So if you haven’t been able to quit smoking before, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it NOW!
Currently (2020) we are in the grip of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, a deadly virus attacking the respiratory system and currently with no vaccine available is claiming many lives. If you’re a smoker and worried about the risks of Covid-19 then now would be a good time to think of quitting for good. It’s a harsh reality that if you’re a smoker you’re more likely to get acute respiratory infections and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe.