Nicotine a reason to quit smoking

One of the worst aspects of smoking is nicotine. The highest poison rating that you can get is an S7, nicotine is an S6. It is extremely poisonous and the only reason that it does not kill you is that the heat of your body causes a molecular change.
Nicotine has been used as a pesticide for a very long time. I have seen farmers soak the cured tobacco scraps in water for several days and then spray the water over crops as a pesticide, works like a charm. If you read the old gardening books from the 40’s and 50’s […]

Cigarette filters

In 1925, inventor Boris Aivaz patented the process of making a cigarette filter from crepe paper, with some variants including cellulose wadding. Aivaz produced the first cigarette filter from 1927 in, but uptake was low due to a lack of the machinery required to produce cigarettes with the filtered tip.
From 1935, a British company began to develop a machine that made cigarettes incorporating the tipped filter. It was considered a specialty item until 1954, when manufacturers introduced the machine more broadly, following a spate of speculative announcements from doctors and researchers concerning a possible link between lung disease and smoking. […]

Quit Passive Smoking

When you smoke a cigarettes nicotine is released with the smoke from the cigarettes and the smoke you exhale. This nicotine is deposited on any surface that this smoke comes into contact with.
When nicotine enters your system it causes a very rapid constriction of the blood vessels and this interferes with your blood circulation. Blood carries all the nutrients we need to the cells in the body and carries away the waste from our cells. When you decrease the blood circulation you reduce the nutrition to the cells and the waste is not removed. In effect you are starving the […]

Quit Smoking – Lower Nicotine

A recent study in America has shown that when people lower the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes they become less dependent and find it easier to quit smoking cigarettes.

I believe that nicotine is probably one of the worst things in cigarettes as it is nicotine that causes your blood vessels to suddenly constrict and thus interfere with your blood circulation and blood pressure.

It is not understood but if smoking cigarettes with a lower nicotine level helps people to quit then I am all for it. Of course it must still be remembered that this is just a step to […]

Nicotine, second hand smoking. Big Deal!

When tobacco is smoked nicotine is released into the air. This nicotine is then deposited on the clothes and surfaces near the smoker. If you want to see this take a picture off of the wall of a house where smoking is done indoors.

So what’s the big deal with this? Nicotine is easily absorbed through the skin and when it is it has the same effect as smoking it. In other words it is the equivalent of second hand smoking; it has the same adverse effects of smoking.

Just imagine picking up a young child after smoking. The nicotine on […]

Quit Smoking and Nicotine

Nicotine is produced by the tobacco plant and can be regarded as a biological pesticide. The tobacco plant produces nicotine in the roots and then exudes it from the leaves to prevent insects from eating the plant.

When tobacco is smoked, nicotine is absorbed through the wall lining of the small air sacs in the lungs. When sniffed or chewed, it is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the nose or mouth. Nicotine can also be absorbed easily through the skin which is the main cause of second hand smoking.

Regardless of how nicotine is absorbed, it enters the bloodstream where it […]

The benefits of nicotine

Scientists have found in the last few years that nicotine may be an effective drug for relieving or preventing a variety of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Tourette’s and schizophrenia. It might even improve attention and focus enough to qualify as a cognitive enhancer. These results have been found when nicotine has been delivered to the body as a patch or a gum and not by cigarettes or chewing tobacco. 

One of the biggest uses for nicotine has been for quitting smoking and in fact it has been found that nicotine for this is a dismal failure. […]

Does smoking cigarettes help with stress and anxiety?

Many people think that smoking helps when they are stressed or anxious. Is this true?

The answer is yes and no. Don’t know about you but that is not a very helpful answer. Let’s look at this in a bit more detail to understand it.

When you smoke a cigarette the nicotine in the cigarette causes the blood vessels to constrict. This interferes with the blood circulation and your blood pressure goes up. This in turn causes stress in your body so smoking adds additional stress to an already stressful situation. When you quit smoking cigarettes your circulation improves and your body […]

Electronic Cigarettes. Are they safe?

At the moment the jury is out about if e cigarettes are safe or not. Here’s something I’d like you to consider, but before that a little information on nicotine.

Nicotine is extremely poisonous and it is only the fact that your body heat causes a change in molecular structure that prevents it from killing you. Nicotine has been used for many years to produce some very effective pesticides so that gives you some idea of how poisonous it can be.

When you inhale nicotine it causes your blood vessels […]

Some myths about smoking

I was just recently reading an article of how a university in America was going to ban smoking on campus. In the article the writer said that few or if any people gave up smoking after 26 because it was so addictive.
At Quit Smoking Expert here in Capalaba we help a lot of people to quit smoking cigarettes in 60 minutes. Because of this I think we are in a position to say that this is really not true at all.
What we have found is that the majority of people that come to us to quit smoking using hypnosis are […]