The health concerns of smoking have been well documented for many years. Friends and loved ones constantly remind those who smoke of the consequences of smoking. These negative health repercussions may include:
- Risk of cancer of the lung, nose, mouth, larynx, esophagus, liver, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, cervix, bone marrow, colon and rectum.
- Respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia.
- Autoimmune disease.
- Increased blood pressure.
- Coronary damage, including increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
- Reproductive issues, such as impotence and increased risk of stillbirth.
Outside of the internal damage caused by smoking, there are just as many health concerns of smoking that impact upon your appearance. Your physical appearance can suffer greatly from wrinkles, uneven skin tone, broken capillaries, stained teeth and gum diseases as a result of living a smoke-filled life.
Among the numerous physical dangers posed by smoking, there is also substantial risk in regards to the negative effects smoking can have on your social life. In Australia, all Government building, clubs, pubs, shopping centres plus businesses and restaurants are completely smoke-free zones. This can make it challenging to spend time with friends and loved ones while you light up a cigarette, but it is also difficult to smoke during working hours. Taking a trip, flying locally or internationally is difficult if you smoke, with people becoming more intolerant of smokers. It’s a paradox really, most smokers started smoking to join their mates who were smoking, now smokers need to quit smoking to join the groups of non-smokers.
Benefits of Quitting Smoking
Good news! Despite the health concerns that come with smoking, there are an equal number of benefits of non-smoking. You can reverse many of the effects smoking has on your body with every cigarette that you choose to not have. We often hear about the consequences of smoking, but we rarely hear about the variety of benefits and effects of quitting cigarettes. By living a smoke free life, you are able to reduce your risk of heart disease, reduce your risk of getting various cancers, increase your libido and prevent lung damage – just to name a few!
This means you will gain the energy and stamina that will propel you towards living your life to the fullest. You’ll have more energy to play with your kids, go to the gym, or walk the dog. Most importantly, you can live your life knowing that your second hand smoke won’t affect those that you love.
Hypnotherapy for smoking provides the opportunity for a new lease on life and we believe that you deserve that chance. Contact us today or call 1300 64 53 54 to turn over a new leaf for you and your loved ones.