Quit Smoking – Keeping Some Cigarettes Just In Case

In my pre-hypnosis contacts I always advise clients to ensure there will be no cigarettes in their environment for when they go home after the session. The only block to this is if there is another smoker in the house.

In this case then you will need to negotiate some spaces which will be smoke free, plus have the other smoker agree to not give you a cigarette under any circumstance. One client who could not get this agreement booked himself into a motel for two nights to avoid any contact. I have to say that I really admired this level of commitment.

Keeping some cigarettes just in case will not be of any help to you. Firstly it’s usually the client themselves who have hidden the smokes in the back of the wardrobe. But of course they hid them, so they are not hidden and in any home will just be a minute or two away from accessing.

Because I have worked with so many smokers I can recount many instances where a client has reported that in the first one or t

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Quit Smoking Side Effects: Constipation And What You Can Do About It

Smokers who quit experience many different withdrawal symptoms, but one that is very common is also a symptom few people like to discuss–constipation. Smokers have grown accustomed to the many chemicals found in cigarettes, and when those chemicals are suddenly removed from the body, very strange and troubling changes often occur. Irregularity is one of those troubling side effects.

Much like coffee, which is a well-known and widely used product to aid in regularity, cigarettes, and more specifically nicotine, also serve to keep the bowels moving. Nicotine stimulates the contraction of the intestines, making many smokers dependent upon cigarettes to “get them moving.” In addition to constipation, smokers who have stopped smoking report many different issues when first putting the cigarettes away, including stomach pain, abdominal cramps and even nausea. The good news is these symptoms do fade over time, as the body re-learns how to function without the prese

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Quit Smoking… What Is Your Real Reason

If you want to quit smoking then you have to be honest with yourself and dig deep to find the real reason or you will most likely fail.

To say it’s to save money is rubbish. Even if you save hundreds a week that’s not the real reason because you found that money for years, so you have learnt to live without it.

If you say it’s for your health, then that is so vague as to be meaning less. Yet these are the two most common reasons my clients give me. Even when asked to deeply consider they give me these shallow answers.

Perhaps you have said the same things, it’s no wonder you have struggled to quit.

If a smoker is due to become a parent or is trying, that is a valid reason, but if you tell me it’s for your children who you have raised for years then I won’t believe you.

For years you may have smoked out of sight, or on the other side of the glass door while your children watched with their hands and faces pressed

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Quitting Smoking And Big Upsets

Most smokers recognise that they use cigarettes to manage stress. Unfortunately nicotine isn’t actually very useful for this but smoking does distract your thoughts for a few moments.

After you quit it is important to have a plan in place to deal with any big upsets which come your way.

A recent client who was very nervous about quitting did very well for 5 days, no desire for a cigarette and reported that she felt really excited about how her new life as a non-smoker would pan out, especially as she would have a lot more money in her purse each week.

But she had a big upset with a family member and went outside to her car, where against my advice she still had some cigarettes. She smoked and quickly regretted it. An important point is that if she had discarded her smokes, it would have been a big effort to get more and she would have given herself a buffer zone to calm down.

When she came in for her follow up session 8 days after quitting she said

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Physical Symptoms You May Experience After You Quit Smoking

Every time you smoke, nicotine is inhaled into your lungs. The bloodstream absorbs the nicotine and it is distributed all around the body. The body adjusts chemically as it gets used to having nicotine in its system. So when you stop smoking, your body will react because it is used to having nicotine being present in the body. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome is what this reaction of the body is called.

Your body will immediately start to repair itself as soon as you stop smoking cigarettes. As your body works to remove the accumulated nicotine, you may on the other hand experience some or all the effects brought about by nicotine withdrawal.

Symptoms that can be felt during this phase can range from mildly to extremely uncomfortable.

Nicotine withdrawals are temporary. 1 to 2 days after the person quits smoking is the peak of the withdrawal symptoms which usually last between a week and a month. It is recommended that you talk to your doctor especially if you have

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Quit Smoking Aids – The 4D’s – Delay, Deep Breath, Drink Water and Do Something Else

Have you been fighting a battle against smoking but can’t seem to win? Have you spent your hard earned cash for various treatments and medications that have convinced smokers like you that they are 100% effective but don’t seem to have that much effect?

That’s because you really can’t quit smoking if you just rely purely on these therapies alone. You have to help yourself, because withdrawal symptoms are at their strongest when you’re not inside a clinic having your smoking cessation therapies.

Here are a few of the methods that smokers have used outside of their quit smoking therapies to win their battle to become a non smoker. Choose the one you’re most comfortable with or all 4 of them.


Every time you get the urge to puff, try to delay it. Say, delay it for a few minutes, to half an hour, to an hour, to a day. Delay it for as long as you can. This will help you strengthen your threshold against the cravi

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Quit Smoking… Twice The Cigarettes For The Same Price

Before you quit smoking have you ever wondered how you can smoke twice the cigarettes for the same price? Just in case your commitment is lacking.

The answer is you already have! Probably three or four times as many. Sure some people smoke in isolation, but most smoke in the company of others, and often in social situations.

Remember the good old days, when you could go to a pub, nightclub or bar and spend a long evening smoking and drinking with friends? You wake in the morning and your hair skin and clothes reek of stale smoke.

If you are a long-term smoker, you may have had hundreds of evenings like this.

Think about it, on a big night of say, five hours you might have 10-15 cigarettes. This takes you about 40-60 minutes. But in a room full of people there would be some people smoking at any one time.

In effect this means you were smoking for the full 5 hours. Unfortunately the non-smokers were as well., and many have paid a big price for the so

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Quit Smoking With Nature’s Help

Smoking is very dangerous to your health. Most smokers feel that there is nothing that they haven’t tried in order to quit. However, they may not be aware of the many natural means available which others have used to finally end this very destructive habit. It is possible to quit smoking, if you devise a plan, cleanse and support the body and use natural methods to curb nicotine cravings.

Most, if not all, people in the United States believe that smoking is unhealthy. Why then do people smoke? The answer lies in the addictive nature of nicotine. Over 80 percent of smokers declare that they want to quit and plan to do so at some point. Even heroin addicts admit that nicotine is truly the hardest drug habit to kick. (Haas, p.964)

Almost one-third of cases of pancreatic carcinoma can be attributed to cigarette smoking. Most lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking. (Smokers are five to ten times more likely to suffer from lung cancer than nonsmokers). The m

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Quit Smoking – Better Than Before

In health terms what almost everyone likes to report after some intervention or action is that they feel better than before.

The faster that happens, the happier people are with their therapy. We are all in a rush and delayed gratification doesn’t work well for most of us.

Advanced hypnosis as a therapy has that exact effect of the majority of people. They come in to a hypnosis clinic, and walk out as a non-smoker. This is definitely a better than before experience. But as the television ads say, there is more!

Each week for at least the first month there will be more better than before moments. As you breathe more easily, and your energy increases, you are better. As your purse or wallet remains much fuller each week, that is certainly better.

Of course most of the changes will go unnoticed, because they are subtle of you simply don’t get a strong feedback from that part of your body.

For example, your brain, It doesn’t register

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Infertility: How To Quit Smoking

Smoking is undoubtedly a bad habit that is difficult to cut out of your life. It is an unhealthy habit that can not only affect your organs but it can also affect your reproductive system and cause infertility. Women who smoke 20 cigarettes a day can reduce natural fertility by over 20%. In men, smoking can lead to low sperm counts and slow sperm motility. So if you are trying to have a baby, it is a good idea to quit sooner rather than later. The longer you smoke the more damage you cause to your reproductive system.

Here are a few tips on how to quit smoking.

  • Smoke less every day. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you reduce your smoking habit with one cigarette a day. On day 1 smoke 19 cigarettes, day 2 reduce it by 1 to 18 cigarettes and continue until you are down to 1 a day. When you get to 1 a day, continue for another week with only the 1 cigarette a day, thereafter skip a day until you completely forget or lose the interest to smoke anymore.
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