You can be a non-smoker again now.
Whether it is your first attempt to stop smoking or your tenth, it can feel like a daunting thing to do. Everybody tells us that it’s a very hard addiction to break.
What if it were not that hard after all?
The main issue with most stop smoking tactics is that they address the nicotine issue, but they all ignore the psychological aspect. Nicotine leaves your body within 72 hours, habits and triggers last longer if they are not dealt with.
Why do you smoke? How to change the deeply ingrained habits? What will you do if you lose your cigarette break?
The reason hypnosis works so well is easy to understand. Smoking, like all habits is controlled by the unconscious part of the mind.
A great number of people find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking; like smoking to relieve stress (question: how can you relax by using a stimulant?). It is these negative thoughts and behaviours that often prevents people from being successfully and permanently free from cigarettes.
Hypnosis is not a magic bullet, but it is the most effective way of stop smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.
I’m sure you’re already aware of all the health issues linked to smoking, and that smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK. And with the cost of an average 20-a-day smoking habit now over £80 a week, if you’re serious about quitting smoking for health or financial reasons, it makes sense to do it properly.
As an example, here is how much you will save, assuming a pack of 20 cigarettes at £12.
|10 a day||20 a day|
|£10,920||£21,840||every 5 years|
|£21,840||£43,680||every 10 years|
So if you usually smoke 20 cigarettes a day, just by stopping, you give yourself the equivalent of a £4,000 annual pay rise!
This doesn’t take into account all the health benefits, longer lifespan, better quality of life, and the fact that cigarettes are continuously getting more expensive.
Remember: it’s never too late to quit smoking. Whatever age you are, if you make the decision to stop, your health will benefit. However, the sooner you quit; the faster the body can recover and the risk of developing serious health conditions will decrease.