Quit Smoking today and you Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
t’s estimated that smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths in Canada and is related to more than 85% of lung cancer cases.
The more cigarettes you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater your risk of developing lung cancer. In fact, any smoking at all can cause significant lung damage over time.
Quitting Smoking is not easy but the results are worth it. Within 10 years of quitting, an ex-smoker’s overall risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half. And your risk of these cancers goes down – mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney, pancreas and cervix.
Smoking cigarettes exposes you to over 4,000 chemicals and poisons. More than 70 of these chemicals have been found to cause cancer in humans.
Some of the poisons and chemicals in cigarette smoke are:
- carbon monoxide (found in your car’s exhaust)
- ammonia (found in window cleaners)
- cadmium (found in batteries)
- arsenic (found in rat poison)
- chromium VI (hexavalent compounds)
- ethylene oxide
- nickel compounds
- N-nitrosamines such as N’-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) and 4-(N-methylnitrosoamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)
- vinyl chloride
When you smoke, many of these chemicals mix together and form a sticky tar. The tar sticks to tiny hairs that line the insides of your lungs – hairs that are supposed to keep your lungs clean by sweeping out dirt and germs. But when they’re covered in tar, they can’t do their job properly. This is what leads to smoker’s cough to spit up the dirt that’s still in your lungs. It also leads to many other health problems.
Deciding to Stop Smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your life and health. Every attempt to quit smoking will make you stronger. It’s never too late to reap the benefits, most of which happen within the first few days. With the right combination of practice, determination and support, you will be able to stop smoking for good!
Quit smoking and you’ll start feeling better within 24 hours. The minute you stop smoking, your body will begin cleansing itself of tobacco toxins. Two days after you quit, your risk of heart attack will start decreasing.
Choose a day that is right for you
Instead of putting off your quit date, use expected (e.g., quitting on your birthday, New Year’s or another event) and unexpected circumstances (e.g., quitting after a cold or flu when you may not have smoked due to illness) to your advantage.
Commit to your quit date and write it down
Choose a date no more than three weeks away from today. Mark it on your calendars, add it as a screensaver to your computer desktop, or create a reminder on your cell phone, etc. Each time you look at it, remind yourself that it is an opportunity. Think about all the reasons you have for quitting, and all the benefits of being smoke-free.
Having an action plan can improve your chances of quitting smoking for good. A solid plan should be written down because it requires you to think more carefully about what you need to do and how you will do it.
Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy
Conscious and unconscious are really just shorthand terms to describe the general characteristics of the human mind. The “conscious mind” is the bit where we tend to “live” – the bit you might think of as “you”. If there’s a little voice reading these words out loud in your head, that’s the conscious mind talking. The unconscious mind is everything else!
The unconscious controls all of the autonomic processes that you don’t have to think about – the heart rate, the blood pressure, tissue growth, cell regeneration, the immune system and so on. It’s where our thoughts, memories and accumulated experience reside. It controls our emotions, our habits and our responses to the world.
Once the Hypnotic State is induced and the doorway to the Subconscious Mind is opened, with your permission, the competent Hypnotist can provide information, in a language and form that the Subconscious can accept, to help you change the behaviors, feelings and thoughts that you want to change. We utilize the fact that the Subconscious Mind has the ability (actually the tendency) to accept what it imagines as real. This can greatly reduce the felt stress of changing unhealthy habits to healthier habits
Royal Hypnotherapy of Moncton NB can assess whether you a good candidate for Hypnotherapy. Call them today to end your addiction to cigarettes.
Our private office is conveniently located within the ABC Business Centre.Royal Hypnotherapy ™ (Caduceus Institute)
96 Norwood Ave #222
Moncton, NB, E1C 6L9Telephone: +1 506 802 8501 Tags: cancer, health, hypnotherapy, moncton, quit smoking