Set Yourself Up for Success

People who want to quit smoking often want to but set themselves up for failure, this may be consciously or unconsciously.

When people came to me at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba they can tell me all the reasons why they want to quit smoking but very few reasons why they cannot quit smoking.

In their minds they see that smoking is a crutch or a friend. Many people see that smoking is a way to help them destress. I have had many people from the Cleveland, Wynnum and Manly areas say to me that they cannot handle a stressful […]

Some Chemicals Found in Cigarettes

Here are some hidden chemicals you can find in a cigarette. The toluene in glue and cigarettes is a toxic substance that produces euphoria and irritation of the airways and lungs. Cadmium is extremely poisonous and can be found in cigarettes, it results in kidney damage. Tar is an ingredient found in roads and tires as well as cigarettes. A two pack a day smoker inhales one gram of tar a day. That is a quart of thick, gooey tar inhaled a year. Mothballs contain naphthalenes, also found in cigarettes. This proven poison causes reproductive and brain breakdown. The arsenic used […]

Early Smoking Stunts Life

Men who had begun smoking cigarettes by late adolescence had much shorter lives than their non-smoking peers, a prospective study found.

Among a cohort of men enrolled at Harvard University between 1916 and 1950, those who reported smoking at age 18 had a 30% increase in all-cause mortality , according to G. David Batty, PhD, and colleagues from University College London in England.

And for deaths from smoking-related cancers, the hazard ratio reached 95% , Batty and colleagues reported online in a research correspondence in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“Cigarette smoking in adolescence is common and continues to increase. Policymakers […]