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stress

Smoking, The Adult Dummy

One of the most common reasons why people smoke is that they believe that it reduces stress. The answer to this is yes it does and no it doesn’t. When the nicotine from your cigarettes enters your system your blood vessels very rapidly constrict and your blood circulation is...
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Smoking, Past Connections

I sometimes get people who just not seem to be able to quit smoking. They try everything and yet they still cannot quit. Often the reason for this is the connection of their smoking with stress and trauma of the past. If your smoking is linked to this then you will not stop...
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Stress and Smoking

The majority of smokers smoke cigarettes when they are stressed to help calm them down. The question is, does smoking help to reduce stress? The answer is yes and no. When you get stressed your whole body tenses up and blood is pumped into the muscles. This is in reaction to a...
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Smoking and past trauma

Just recently I had a client who although she said age wanted to quit smoking could not. After two visits we explored why this was happening. It turned out that over the last few years her husband and many of her friends had died of cancer. She said it was as if everybody had...
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Take Control

I had someone who was coming to see me to quit smoking cigarettes and they said that they were really nervous about it. When I asked them why they were nervous about quit smoking they said to me that it was their crutch and they were afraid that they would fail. Let’s look at...
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A Fast and Effective Way to Overcome Stress and Anxiety

In the past hypnosis was used very successfully for the treatment of anxiety, stress and what is now called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For whatever reason, hypnosis after the 70’s was ignored or played down as a treatment for these conditions. However times have...
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Does smoking cigarettes help with stress and anxiety?

Many people think that smoking helps when they are stressed or anxious. Is this true? The answer is yes and no. Don’t know about you but that is not a very helpful answer. Let’s look at this in a bit more detail to understand it. When you smoke a cigarette the nicotine in the...
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Nicotine, poisonous even third hand

At Quit Smoking Expert here in Capalaba we realise how poisonous and dangerous nicotine is. We know that inhaling smoke from a cigarette someone else is smoking is dangerous. In fact they now call it passive smoking. I believe that the dangers from passive smoking have now...
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Electronic cigarettes Yes or No

Electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more acceptable these days as a way to reduce or quit smoking but I have some serious concerns about the use of them. If you look at all the cases there have been no proper studies on whether e-cigarettes are harmful or if they are...
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Study finds tobacco taxes reduce smoking

Raising tobacco prices through taxes could help reduce tobacco consumption in low and middle income countries, a study published in the Tobacco Control journal has found. During the study, researchers compared cigarette prices in 15 low and middle-income countries, including...
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