Cigarette Filters

In 1925, inventor Boris Aivaz patented the process of making a cigarette filter from crepe paper, with some variants including cellulose wadding. Aivaz produced the first cigarette filter from 1927 in, but uptake was low due to a lack of the machinery required to produce cigarettes with the filtered tip.
From 1935, a British company began to develop a machine that made cigarettes incorporating the tipped filter. It was considered a specialty item until 1954, when manufacturers introduced the machine more broadly, following a spate of speculative announcements from doctors and researchers concerning a possible link between lung disease and smoking. […]

Cigarettes: Plain or Branded Packaging

At the moment in Australia there is a big push to sell cigarettes in plain packaging in the hope that this will get people to stop smoking. I believe that this assumption at best is wrong. People will smoke no matter what package the cigarettes come in. Their aim is to smoke cigarettes and I believe that plain packaging will have no effect. It is a bit like the money for cigarettes, you will always find the money to but them. In Africa cigarettes are sold singly and there is no packaging involved, it has no effect on stopping people […]

Be Honest with Yourself

I recently had a customer who started smoking again within a few hours of hypnosis. When this happens there is generally one of two things happening:
There is a part of the subconscious brain that does not want to let go of smoking. When this happens it is fairly easy to correct by a process called reframing.
The person did not want to give up. When I rang this particular customer to come back for a reframing session she refused to come back. After talking to her for a while she admitted that she did not want to quit smoking and had […]


I have been mind coaching two olympic springboard divers and what struck me was the similarity between there dedication and courage and quit smoking. The divers have made up their minds, set their goals and focused entirely on going to the olympics and competing for a medal. As with quit smoking you need to make up your mind to quit, set the goal to quit and put all of your focus and effort into quitting. With the divers quitting was not an option but with someone who wants to quit smoking quitting is the only option.
Get into this mindset and […]