It’s not just lung cancer

When people think of diseases associated with smoking cigarettes they often think of lung cancer or heart disease. Whilst these are the most known diseases it is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some of the lesser known diseases caused by smoking:

• Cancer: bladder, liver, colorectal, cervical
• Diabetes
• Erectile dysfunction
• Ectopic pregnancy
• Vision loss
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Stroke
• Weakening of bones
• Hearing loss
• Poor circulation
• Crohn’s disease
• Acid reflux

This is by no means the entire list of diseases caused by smoking. The question is, given the fact that we know that smoking destroys our health why in most cases […]

Stop Smoking Quickly

I recently received an email from a client of mine!  She said, “Hi Steve it’s been over two and a half years since you helped me to stop smoking.  I have the odd thought of a cigarette but I do nothing about it. Thank you.”
This made my day as she had been smoking for 50 years, 30 to 40 cigarettes a day.

Smoking Habit

People ask me how is it possible to stop smoking so quickly! How can you change such a long-ingrained habit with one session of hypnosis? Hypnosis allows you to move the critical part of the mind, the conscious […]

The Cost of Smoking Cigarettes

Smoking cigarettes has a cost that can be easily seen and not so easily seen. There are three main areas that come as a cost from smoking: financial, physical health, mental health.

Financial
Smoking cigarettes in Australia is very expensive. The average smoker in Australia will spend about $ 8500 per year. The biggest problem is that this cost is only paid out in small amounts every time you buy a pack of cigarettes. Despite this people do see the cost and this is probably one of the things that is most mentioned when someone wants to quit smoking.

Health
The break down of […]

Is Your Health Suffering?

As a teenager I was fit, focused on health and ‘pumped weights’ as a power weight lifter for my University.   After University, I was a Medic in the Army, so still fit and health!  I ate plenty of junk food, drank too many ‘brandy and cokes’, in fact Coke was my drink of choice!  It didn’t show on my body as I was so active.

Fast forward a few years, I became a scuba diver, my diet was extremely unhealthy, but still I was fit, slim and looked a picture of health.   To be honest, through all these years, I never […]

What’s your reason to Quit Smoking?

The reasons that my clients have to want to quit smoking are varied.  Just simple reason such as ‘I’m Over it!’ are common.  As are health; kids; grand-kids and sickness, they are common as well.  However, recently I had a client who told me a completely differently reason.  He’d had a health check and the Doctor told him if he continued to smoke cigarettes he would have to give up his job, which he loved.  

Sounds like a really good reason to want to quit smoking, right? This is when I then asked him a really crucial question. If cigarettes were […]

Quit Smoking and Cigarettes on the Net

For the past 10 years I have worked with clients, face to face in my consulting rooms in Capalaba.  However, for 5 to 6 years I have also worked over the internet via SKYPE or ZOOM.   So I was I was surprised when I had a client recently who came to me to quit smoking and he had been waiting ages to do it. When I asked him why he said that he lived in the country. Distance meant this was the first time he had been able to get into the city to see me. I told him that we […]

Imagine Life with No Smoking

What do you imagine happens during your Quit Smoking hypnosis session?  Often people who come to quit smoking, think that it is up to the hypnotherapist to make them stop smoking.    I suppose that could be an acceptable expectation.  However, the only person who can make change in your life is you.  Your therapist is the facilitator of the change, but the client makes the change happen.  It is essential that You decide ‘you want to stop smoking’.   You decide the result you want is to be a permanent non-smoker!   The hypnotherapist skill is to make suggestions to your […]

Blame and Shame of Smoking Cigarettes

Just recently I visited Sri Lanka. It was surprising to see that very few local people smoked cigarettes. The people that smoked were mostly overseas visitors.I asked my guide “why” so few Sri Lankan’s smoked. He told me that several years ago the government had launched a campaign to shame and blame smokers and that it had been very effective. Whilst I don’t advocate such a program I wondered why their quit smoking campaign had been so effective. The only thing that seemed logical was the culture of the people and the country. The government is listened to and it […]

Are You a Good Role Model for Your Children?

Are You a Good Role Model for Your Children?

One of the many reasons why people decide to quit smoking is they are worried they are not being a good role model for their children.

Children look up to their parents and mimic what they do. I have lost count of the number of people who have come to quit smoking because their child has been seen pretending to smoke cigarettes. Young Kids think everything you do is right and acceptable!  For the first seven years of their lives your child has no filters, what you do, say and teach them is ‘right’!  it builds the foundation of who they […]

Is Smoking an Addiction?

Is Smoking an Addiction or a Habit? Let’s break that myth right now! The majority of smokers think they are ‘addicted’ to nicotine! But did you know, it is a scientifically proven fact that there is no physical trace of nicotine in the body after 48 to 72 hours.

Smoking Addiction or Habit

The Myth of smoking Addiction was circulated by the tobacco companies to ‘trick’ smokers into believing they couldn’t quit smoking, and, if they tried, it would be very hard to stop smoking. There is more nicotine in ‘patches’ than there is in a cigarette! I would bet […]