Poor personal and professional relationships. Yellow teeth and bad breath. Chronic coughing and shortness of breath. Lung disease, emphysema, and cancer. Death. These are just some of the effects of smoking. So then why would anyone want to smoke?

Back in the Day

Well, smoking definitely has an allure to it. Many people grew up with television and print ads showing attractive people smoking and having a great time. Or had experiences when smoking was a form of acceptance by the cool kids in school. Acceptance is important especially growing up and many people saw it as a way to be included.

Smoking was also used as a coping mechanism. It is definitely an easy vice to help with stress relief. Tobacco products were available everywhere and were inexpensive.

It was so popular that smoking was even allowed on airplanes! Imagine being on a small plane where the rear section allowed smoking. The smoke permeated throughout the aircraft and there was nowhere that other passengers could go to escape. It wasn’t that long ago that that was the case.

Present Day

These days though, smoking is not thought of as glamorous and cool as much. There was a shift in thinking. It is an addiction. Smoking hinders personal and professional relationships. More and more people view it as an undesirable habit to the point that they will not date smokers. In the professional world, smokers are relegated to spaces that separate them from the non-smoking staff.

Cigarettes are no longer available in many retail outlets such as certain drug stores. In the United States, the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes is 21. A high tax is also imposed on their sale.

The media now shows commercials of people with holes in their throat, unable to speak without a device. It warns parents that teenagers are smoking flavored tobacco or vaping. In most states, smoking is banned in indoor public spaces including government buildings and establishments such as restaurants and bars.

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COVID-19 and Smoking

We are in the midst of a pandemic unlike anything we have ever experienced. COVID-19 has changed our way of life and impressed upon us the importance of many things including our ability to breathe. Smoking weakens our immune systems and leaves us more susceptible to respiratory infections. The TobaccoFreeCA.com website states that “Smoking doubles your risk of getting sicker from COVID-19.” With so many people testing positive for the virus, why would you want to increase your chances of being sicker than non-smokers should you contract it?

The Truth About Hypnosis

We all know that smoking is a terrible habit that could lead to many social and health issues. It can even cause death. If you are a smoker and want to quit but find it difficult, there are many ways that others have found successful such as nicotine patches and gum, and medication. Some people have also been able to quit with no help at all—cold turkey. But say you have tried other methods & they did not work. Why not give hypnosis a try?

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What do you think of when you hear the word “hypnosis”? Do you think of people quacking like ducks and barking like dogs simply by suggestion? Do you think that you will lose control and be under the control of someone else? Here is the truth—hypnosis is recognized by the American Medical Association as a therapeutic aid and has been shown to produce very beneficial results.

How It Works

Over the course of several sessions with a hypnotist, an individual is guided into a state of heightened awareness and suggestibility that we call “Trance” that allows the client access to their own subconscious mind. Trance is a natural, everyday state where what is happening in the mind takes on greater significance than what is actually happening externally. In fact the only time we are not in some form of trance is when we are 100% present, reacting to ONLY the HERE and the NOW. And how often is that?

The subconscious mind is the keeper of our memories, good and bad, and under hypnosis, the mental obstacles that impeded progress in our conscious world, are released. Individuals do not lose control of their mind. They are actually always in control and are just given suggestions that aid in the release of mental “baggage” that certain individuals carry including the desire to smoke. Afterwards, individuals are left feeling refreshed.

Other Ways Hypnosis can Help

There are other habits or conditions that hypnosis can help with besides kicking the smoking habit. These are just a few:

• Anxiety
• Stress
• Insomnia
• Weight loss
• Fear
• Confidence
• Heartbreak

Contact Freedom Hypnosis

Smoking is such a detrimental addiction that affects not only you but others around you. It has social and health disadvantages. It is painless yet powerful. The professionals at Freedom Hypnosis can help release the mental roadblocks that make smoking so difficult to quit. They are available for online sessions and are motivated to help you change for the better. For more information or questions, please visit freedomhypnosisnyc.com; call (917) 300.1809; or email Craig at craig@freedomhypnosisnyc.com.

Author: Hypnosis in Nashville

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