Most people are familiar with the health threats from smoking and want to quit smoking. The British NHS states that it causes about 70% of lung cancer. It also causes cancer in other parts of the body including the mouth, throat, voice box, bladder, bowel, cervix, kidney, liver, and stomach.
It also damages your heart and blood circulation, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart disease and damaged arteries.
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You can also add neurological damage onto that list.
Recently, a research study was conducted by The Ohio State University and its findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Jenna Rajczyk, leading the study says that “the findings support prior research that linked smoking with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of neurological disorders”. Rajczyk added that “the study serves as a forceful reminder to quit smoking. Quitting smoking will benefit the neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular health of an individual.”
Picking a suitable time to quit smoking.
You don’t have to go for a popular time, such as the New Year, but when it is right for you.
When you have decided to quit set a specific date and time and then prepare your mind and body. Some of the following will be helpful.
List your reasons for quitting and review them several times a day.
Tell people you are quitting. This sets out your commitment and improves your success rate.
Plan what you are going to do rather than lighting up. Find something constructive and enjoyable that you can do in place of smoking.
Exercise. Even light exercise will reduce urges.
If you want help?
Hypnotherapy is a great way to stop smoking. It is not ideal for everyone, but if you genuinely want to stop and profession hypnotherapy can help you to change your life.
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