We all know that there is compelling scientific evidence showing that smoking causes illness and premature death, however for some people this does not provide the incentive to stop smoking.
Even when individuals know about some of the chemicals within cigarettes, they often still find it difficult to quit.
|Chemicals in cigarettes||Description|
|Benzine (petrol additive)||Obtained from coal and petroleum, used as a solvent in fuel and contained in cigarette smoke
– A known carcinogen associated with leukaemia
|Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)||A highly poisonous liquid used to preserve dead bodies and found in cigarette smoke- Known to cause cancer, respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal problems|
|Ammonia (toilet cleaner)||This frees nicotine from tobacco, turning it into gas
– often found in dry cleaning fluids
|Tar||Matter is drawn into the lungs when inhales on a lighted cigarette. 70% of the tar in the smoke deposited in lungs|
|Nicotine (insecticide / addictive drug)||One of the most addictive substances – a fast acting poison
– this is the chemical which causes addiction
|Carbon Monoxide (car exhaust fumes)||An odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas, rapidly fatal in large amounts
– the main gas in car exhausts and cigarette smoke
|Arsenic (rat poison)||An extremely potent poisonous substance in various compound states|
|Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison)||This is a colourless, extremely poisonous liquid|
So why do some people find it so difficult to stop smoking?
Well this is because the subconscious mind has been programmed to think that the benefits of smoking far outweigh the negative aspects and that in any event it’s difficult to stop smoking, due to the addictive nature of cigarettes.
But we know that the addiction element is actually about 10%, and in fact 90% is all in the mind.
Hypnotherapy allows us to access the subconscious part of the mind and to ensure that the benefits of being a non-smoker are more clearly understood by the subconscious.
This can include all sort of positive reasons including health, social and financial reasons. Did you know that someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day, based on £7.34 per packet ( average, April 2016 as used in the tool below ), will spend £2,679 a year on cigarettes?
So that’s a saving of over £26,000 over 10 years – if prices don’t go up!
Is this worth an investment now of £180 on a one-off hypnotherapy session?