Stop smoking

3 Reasons to stop smoking today.

Smoking is a very controversial topic and in many social circles it is totally unacceptable. Many people are against smoking because of the proven health implications that could eventually lead to a heart attack or other diseases. To become a non-smoker has many benefits. Do you want to stop smoking? Did you know that nicotine is found in a number of plants and acts as anti herbivore chemical? Therefore nicotine was widely used as an insecticide in the past. Nicotine sulfate sold for use as a pesticide is labelled “DANGER,” indicating that it is highly toxic. So if animals don’t eat the plants filled with nicotine and it was used as an insecticide, it is understandable why many people want to stop smoking.

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Stop smoking will benefit your health.

Your health is the most valuable asset that you have. When you stop smoking your body will thank you for it. The long list of health issues that arise from smoking not only affects your lungs, but also your mouth, skin and other vital organs. It has been proven many times that smoking causes cancer and increases your risk of getting cancer by at least 10 to 15 times. Smoking can cause lung diseases like asthma and emphysema. Did you know that cigarettes contain over 4000 chemicals and each chemical has their own negative impact on the body? That alone is a great reason to stop smoking. Nicotine is addictive and increases cholesterol levels in your body. Smoking can also lead to cardiovascular diseases which causes the hardening of the arteries. This develops of years and in time cholesterol and other fats collect in the arteries and when the arteries become narrower it can cause blood clots.

Stop smoking and improve your skin.

Smoking deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients which can leave your complexion pale and an uneven skin tone. The harmful chemicals in cigarettes can cause the destruction of collagen and elastin, the fibers that gives your skin the elasticity and strength. After a few years of smoking you will also notice that smoking stains your fingers and nails. When you quit, these stains disappear with time. Maybe the most noticeable sign of excessive smoking is the deep wrinkles on your face, especially around the lips, mouth and eyes. When you stop smoking you may not see all the wrinkles suddenly disappear, but will sure help to not hurry the aging process. Smokers age much faster than non smokers. Is it time to stop smoking yet?

Stop smoking and save money

You consistently hear about the rise in petrol, oil, alcohol and of course tobacco products. Have you ever wondered how much you spend on making yourself age faster and putting poison into your body? At an average price of R25 a box (in April 2013), smoking one box a day, that equates to about R750 a month. Over a year it comes to R9000, and over five years at least R45 000. That does not take into consideration any price increases over the 5 year period. What if you invested that amount of money over the same period? Not only would you earn interest, be healthier and look younger, but you could have used that money doing things with your family or children. Want to stop smoking yet?

What happens when you stop smoking?

In just 20 minutes your heart rate and blood pressure returns to normal. After 12 hours the oxygen levels in your blood have increased to normal. Within the first week of quitting, the tiny cilia in your lungs start growing back. Cilia are the microscopic hair-like projections that cover air ways and the inside of your lungs. Their function is to keep the airways clear of mucus. After a month your risk of having a heart attack drops drastically. Nicotine has a half life of 2 hours. That means that after 2 hours, 50% of the nicotine is out of your system. After 72 hours your body can be nicotine free. Nicotine activates the bodies fight or flight response and as such pumps the body with stored fats and sugars to give us energy. This is why people who smoke can skip meals without experiencing low blood sugar and getting moody or irritable. It is important to eat often, health small meals. This will help you to keep your blood sugar up and help to reduce cravings for cigarettes.

Nearly 35 million people want to stop smoking each year. Unfortunately more than 85 percent of those who try to quit smoking on their own relapse within a week. To stop smoking by yourself is not easy, especially if you have been smoking for years. The good news is that it is totally possible to stop smoking with hypnosis. There are various other options available whereby people use fake cigarettes, patches or pills. Using those methods, you still get nicotine into your body. The companies that make these products want you to use them so they can make money from your dependency. Why drag out your rehabilitation over weeks or months, when after 72 hours all nicotine will be out of your body? Hypnosis is a very effective way to stop smoking.

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