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  • Writer's pictureHayley Stevens

5 Reasons to Stop Smoking Today.

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

5 reasons to stop smoking today

Did you know that Tobacco kills more than 8 million people a year?

When you smoke your blood carries the toxins from the cigarette to every organ in your body. But by quitting you are taking control of your health and the nicotine will leave your body in just 3 days.

Take a look below at 5 important reasons to quit today.

1. Cancer

Smoking is the biggest cause of cancer in the world. Nearly 9 out of 10 types of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking cigarettes or secondhand smoke exposure. You are not just killing your self but those around you. The risk of cervical cancer DOUBLES in women who smoke. Smoking is the number 1 risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking. Tobacco smoke contains many different chemicals that damage your cells’ DNA.

2.Emphysema/ chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Smoking destroys the tiny air sacs, or alveoli, in the lungs that allow oxygen exchange. When you smoke, you are damaging these air sacs. This damage is permanent. When enough alveoli are destroyed, the disease emphysema develops. Emphysema causes severe shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and can lead to a very painful death. Sufferers of COPD and emphysema describe the condition as feeling like you are drowning and can not get any air. You will be permanently hooked up to an oxygen tank and quality of life will diminish dramatically. This risk can be greatly reduced by quitting smoking today.

3.Smoking negatively impacts fertility and decreases egg and sperm quality.

If you are planning on starting a family there are a number of reasons to stop smoking. However an important one is the fact that smoking negatively impacts fertility. Smoking around children is also going to cause lots of negative consequences. Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections. When exposed to secondhand smoke babies are also more at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

4.Effects of Secondhand Smoke- Tobacco Smoke kills those around you

Over time, the effects of secondhand smoke exposure has been associated with serious health problems in non-smokers:

  • High risk of developing lung cancer and lung conditions in people who have never smoked.

  • More likely that someone will get heart disease‚ have a heart attack and die early.

  • Breathing problems like coughing extra phlegm wheezing, and shortness of breath.

5.Smoking is a significant factor in Vascular Dementia and a number of other health problems

Toxins in cigarette smoke increase oxidative stress and inflammation, which have both been linked to developing of Alzheimer's disease and a number of serious health issues. Smoking is also known to be linked to an increase in strokes and smaller bleeds on the brain and heart failure.

These are only some of the reasons to stop smoking. There are are thousand and one more reasons to quit for good including financial, improving mental health, improving anxiety, personal relationships, improving concentration to name a few.

To break out of the smoking cycle it is important to really understand why you smoke, when you smoke most often and any triggers. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to stop smoking. By working with you to embed, at a deeper core level your own firm ideas as to why you want to stop smoking, you can change and improve your life today.

To go Smoke Free today arrange a 20 minute free phone consultation with Hayley

Simply email or call 0207 459 4661.

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