Some people can smoke all their lives and it does not seem to affect them. They live to a ripe old age and they die from something not related to smoking.

The answer I believe is that we do not know. What I do know is that these people do not represent the norm. It is a complex interaction of factors that contribute to the effects of smoking and these include lifestyle and genetics.


Just because your father lived to a ripe old age and was not affected by smoking does not mean the same thing will happen to you. You may have the same genes but there are all sorts of other factors that can affect if you are going to be affected by your smoking.


One of the biggest factors that I believe contribute to the effects of smoking is your lifestyle. In the past, there was more physical activity, people socialised more and in general were not as obese as we are now.


Look at our lifestyles now. We are more stressed, life is a much faster pace, less exercise and more food and drink is available to us. In other words, on the whole we are not as healthy. This I believe is a huge factor in contributing to the effects of smoking. It’s a huge factor in the affect it has on our genes and their expression.


As I have said earlier, a person who has lived to a ripe old age despite smoking cigarettes is the exception rather than the norm. just because your father or some other relative was not affected by smoking does not mean that you will be the same.


The norm is that smoking reduces your life expectancy and exposes you to horrible ways to die. Don’t take a chance, it makes sense to quit smoking and improve your chances of having a life of vitality and longevity.

About Steve Gardiner

Working as an agronomist, in his birth country Zimbabwe, Steve Gardiner was an internationally recognised expert in the growing, curing, drying, and grading of tobacco crops. However, in his 20's, as a medic in the army doing his 3 years of national service Steve saw the dreadful effects smoking has on the human body. It was this was a powerful observation that catalysed him to study and master hypnosis to help people quit smoking. Initially gaining skills in hypnosis through QC seminars, Tad James, and Rick Collingwood, Steve has continued to expand his expertise over the years adding new and powerful tools in human psychology and transformation to his toolbox. Steve has developed a 4 step process that guarantees that you become a permanent non-smoker in 60 minutes. All you need to do is want the result. Realising the potential hypnosis has to 'give people their lives back' Steve has spent over 15 years studying with all the 'greats and experts' in the field of mental anguish people suffer. If you smoke to reduce stress, anxiety, or to cope with depression, ask Steve about TRTP - The Richards Trauma Process. This unique process was created to resolve long term anxiety, P.T.S.D and other emotional behaviours.

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