Recently a lady phoned me to enquire about my process to stop smoking.

She said that she loved smoking but it was getting to expensive to smoke cigarettes. Immediately the alarm bells went off in my mind. I asked her what was her main reason to quit smoking cigarettes. She replied that it was because it was too expensive to smoke.

Why did the alarm bells in my mind go off? They went off because if your main reason to stop smoking is the cost the chances of you succeeding are remote. You will always find money to smoke! The average person spends about $8 500 a year on cigarettes. The problem is that this expense only occurs one packet at a time.

The expense of smoking is not a major factor in quitting smoking, it’s a minor one. If you are trying to quit smoking because of the cost you are probably not ready and you should wait until a more important reason comes up.

Some of the reasons that are major driving factors to quitting smoking are: health, family, social and the shame of smoking. Most people start smoking to fit in, but now people want to stop smoking because they do not fit in.

Take your time when you decide that you want to stop smoking to look at the reasons why. The more emotions that they bring up the better they are as a reason to quit.

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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