Some helpful tips to stop smoking

Some helpful tips to stop smoking

When you decide to stop smoking make sure that you really want to. As with most things in life you have to want to do something to do it. Everybody who smokes cigarettes needs to quit smoking but the big thing is do you want to quit smoking? Make sure that you are in a place where smoking cigarettes is no longer serving you. If you are clear that you want to quit your chances of quitting are increased.

Another thing that increases your chances to stop smoking is your mindset. Make sure that you are not in an emotional mindset […]

Why can people smoke and be healthy?

Some people can smoke all their lives and it does not seem to affect them. They live to a ripe old age and they die from something not related to smoking.

The answer I believe is that we do not know. What I do know is that these people do not represent the norm. It is a complex interaction of factors that contribute to the effects of smoking and these include lifestyle and genetics.

 

Just because your father lived to a ripe old age and was not affected by smoking does not mean the same thing will happen to you. You may […]

Smoking is my friend

A very common thing that I have when people come to me to quit smoking cigarettes is, it’s my thing or it is like a friend for me in that it is always there. Let’s take a closer look at this, it’s brutal but you can’t sugar coat it.
We all like a fair deal in life. If you were asked to enter a deal where you were going to get nothing and the other person was to get everything you would probably not enter into the deal. It’s not a fair deal. Here’s the deal with smoking. For what you […]

Dream to Succeed!

Many of us dream(visualise) of what sort of holidays, house, life we want but very few of us dream of how it is going to be when we quit smoking cigarettes.
Sure we may dream after quitting but how many of us dream before we decide to stop smoking . We get what we think about. Think about succeeding at quitting smoking cigarettes and it will happen, think about not succeeding and it will also happen.
What I am getting at is that if you want to increase your chances of quitting smoking then start thinking of yourself as a non- smoker […]

Replace Smoking With?

Many people stop smoking cigarettes and then start again. They may only give up for a short time or a long time and then they start smoking again. Why is this?

Your habit of smoking cigarettes resides in the subconscious. When you quit smoking using willpower, patches, pills or needles you leave a gap in the subconscious mind. It is like ripping out a piece of the subconscious. The brain not like having a gap in the subconscious and so will look for a way to fill the gap.
The gap is usually filled by you going back to smoking. You can […]

Is Vaping Safe?

Many people these days in attempting to quit smoking are turning to vaping (electronic cigarettes). The question is, is it safe?
At the moment the jury is out and that is because there is no real evidence that it is safe. Some countries are banning and others are allowing vaping.
Let’s apply some logic to this habit because after all vaping is just changing the habit of smoking cigarettes to smoking electronic cigarettes.
Nicotine is I believe one of the underestimated killers of smoking. When you introduce it into your system it causes your blood vessels to constrict and therefore interferes with your […]

Mindset to Quit Smoking

One of the biggest things to succeeding in quitting smoking cigarettes is the one of that this will work. It’s no good in deciding to stop smoking and to use words like hope and try.
Hoping or trying to quit smoking will not put help you to quit. Another common thought is, what if it fails? I’ve tried in the past and it’s not worked. You do not have to be a victim of your past!! What has happened in the past does not have to define what is going to happen in the future.
When you decide to stop smoking use […]

I can’t just quit

I get people coming to me to quit smoking cigarettes who say to me that their friend just decided to quit smoking and they were successful, why can’t they do it?

In reality the success rate for quitting smoking using willpower is less than 7%. In fact quitting like this has nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with your top values.

We all live our lives according to our top values and when we are fulfilling our top values we do not need motivation or willpower. Smoking has a direct effect on health so if health is not one […]

Change = Quit Smoking

I get a lot of people who come to me for quit smoking with the mindset that if they stop smoking cigarettes things will change.

They are right but have got things the wrong way around. The mindset should be that I want to change and by changing I will quit smoking cigarettes. It comes down to the question, do you want to change and are you prepared to do what it takes to change?

Like all things in life there is a positive and a negative. Some people regard change as positive and will embrace it whilst some regard it […]

Can smoking cigarettes lead to cocaine abuse?

It has long been thought that nicotine in tobacco products can act as a gateway drug, increasing a person’s likelihood of abusing cocaine and perhaps other drugs as well.
Most drug users report smoking cigarettes or alcohol abuse before trying drugs. This model has been very controversial as to whether smoking, alcohol or marijuana leads to later drug use.
In a current study by Columbia University, New York it was found that mice exposed to nicotine showed an increased response to cocaine. Researchers also studied humans to see if the results from mice paralleled the effect on humans. It was found that […]