Many people who smoke cigarettes say that they do it to relieve any stress that they may have. Smoking does and it does not relieve stress.

When you inhale the nicotine from a cigarette it causes your blood vessels to constrict, this interferes with your blood circulation. When you get stressed your blood goes to your muscles so that they can react, they tense up. Smoking interferes with the blood circulation and makes the stress worse!!

On the other hand, the act of putting a cigarette to your mouth and taking it away plus the deep breathing of the smoke helps relieve stress. It is the adult equivalent of sucking on a dummy!

Next time you get stresses get hold of a dummy and suck on it. It will give you the same relief as smoking a cigarette.
This exercise releases feel good hormones into the system and the act of counting means that you cannot concentrate on what is upsetting you. It allows you to step back and respond rather than react.

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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