Smoker Support - How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Want to Quit

Smoker Support: How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Want to Quit

Do you know someone who is trying to quit smoking, or is thinking about it? Whether it’s your friend or a family member, you may not be sure what to do to help them, or you may be unsure if you can help at all. There are some things that you can do to help the smoker in your life overcome nicotine addiction, and it starts by knowing what to expect. What to Expect When a person undertakes the cessation of smoking, he or she may experience a horrible set of withdrawal symptoms. The smoker may say mean or hurtful things, be impatient, angry, or generally be unpleasant to be around. It’s important that you do not take these things personally. Remember, it’s the addiction to nicotine that is talking, and when the smoker gets through the early stages, he or she will very likely apologize. In the beginning, expect very little from the person who is quitting. That person will need all of his or her energy to deal with the stress of quitting, and you are unlikely to get the same level of performance from your loved one during this time. The withdrawal process may involve insomnia, headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant physical symptoms. It’s hard for anyone to function when their bodies are undergoing this kind of detoxification, so be understanding when your loved…

Hypnotherapy for Smokers - Can It Help You Quit?

Hypnotherapy for Smokers – Can It Help You Quit?

When you were growing up, did you think of hypnosis in cartoon terms, such as a therapist sitting over a reclining patient, swinging a watch in front of the patient’s eyes? It’s somewhat unfortunate that many of us have this rather silly notion of hypnotism in our heads, because these days the practice of hypnosis is being used to help people overcome bad habits. One of the habits that hypnosis – or hypnotherapy – is reputed to help is smoking. What Is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis itself is a state of deep and focused relaxation, during which the person being hypnotized is said to be more open to suggestion. In hypnotherapy, the therapist uses visualization and relaxation techniques to relax the patient, and then the therapist attempts to “talk to” the patient’s subconscious. The therapist then makes positive suggestions to the patient. Destructive habits are said to be replaced with positive ones. Are There Any Dangers? Some people are afraid of hypnosis – what if the therapist tells you to do something crazy, or tries to infuse your mind with false memories? First of all, this really isn’t what hypnosis is about. But if you are concerned, most hypnotherapists have an option where you can record your hypnosis session. In this day and age of mobile phones and digital images,…

Electronic Cigarettes - How Do They Work?

Electronic Cigarettes – How Do They Work?

It seems like everything is electronic these days – even cigarettes! The electronic cigarette is said to have been invented by a Chinese chemist, and is gaining popularity in various parts of the world today. What exactly is an electronic cigarette, and how does it work? Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery operated. The small button batteries fit inside the slender tube that is often made to look like a cigarette from the outside. (Some other models may look like ballpoint pens, and there are electronic pipes and cigars as well.) Inside the mouthpiece or cartridge of the e-cigarette, there is a reservoir filled with a flavored liquid. This liquid may contain nicotine, but it may not. When the person inhales, it triggers a heating element inside the e-cigarette to “vaporize” some of the flavored liquid. On some models, the user pushes a button to activate the heat. This vaporized liquid is then inhaled through the mouth, and is said to taste very much like tobacco smoke. If the e-cigarette contains nicotine, it could be assumed that the effect would “feel” like a cigarette as well. E-cigarettes do not produce second-hand tobacco smoke – they produce no true smoke at all, because there is no combustion (burning). Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit? This is an area that it not without controversy. Some argue that e-cigarettes do indeed…

Quit Smoking – It is Your Health

If you smoke, you know how difficult it is to Quit Smoking. How many times have you said to yourself or to your friends or family that you are going to quit smoking today or tomorrow or even next week with no such luck, or I’m going to join a stop smoking program and never do. People do not understand that nicotine is a drug and it is addictive and its not easy to quit. After all the times of saying you will quit and you can’t its because the addictions remains. Lets take a closer look at the effects of. Smoking has an injurious effect on most all of ones body parts. Its not so hard to believe but the biggest risk is to your lungs as they are affected most adversely and whats funny is, the most addicted smokers know the risk of lung cancer and continue to smoke. But there is much more than one might know, smoking can adversely affect your hair, brain, eyes, nose, skin, teeth, mouth and throat, hands, esophagus, respiratory system and lungs, cardiovascular system, liver, abdomen, kidneys and bladder, male reproductive system, bones, blood, immune system, and your legs and feet. So, how important is your health to you? Do you really want to Stop Smoking? There are so many different programs on the market today, what works for…

Quit Smoking – Its For The Best

There is a steady need in today’s society to have everything we want straight away; this includes people wanting an easy way to quit smoking. The old method of going cold turkey and relying on will power just seems to be too hard when there are so many other ways to quit. The fact is that it is hard to quit smoking no matter which method you choose to use. There are many reasons to quit smoking, some are obvious and some are not so obvious. Apart from the health benefits for you and your friends and family who may be breathing in your second hand. The list of nasty diseases believed to be caused by smoking has been grown over the last few years to include abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute myeloid leukemia, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, cataract, pneumonia, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer and many more, just to name a few. There are also the financial benefits that you will notice when you quit smoking. Just get a calculator out and work out how much it has cost you over the last year to slowly poison yourself. You will be surprised at how much money you could have saved. Money that could have been spent on something else you might still be enjoying today instead of having nothing to show for it apart from a…

Quit Smoking Detox – What To Expect by Nguang Nguek Fluek

Smoking is a persistent habit connected with your body and mind. That is why any cessation process should include a quit smoking detox therapy and behavior therapy. Smoking is an addiction similar to drugs or alcohol additions. While you have been smoking, your body got used to receiving regular doses of nicotine. Once you stop smoking and stop the nicotine doses your body responds with severe cravings and withdrawal symptoms that come to show you that you need to light up a cigarette. If you manage to overcome these problems, it is pretty guaranteed that you will manage to quit smoking. For the reasons described above, many quit smoking programs begin with a quit smoking detox procedure. The first thing is to stop smoking at once. Many smokers believe that it is fair enough just to reduce gradually the number of the cigarettes however, this is completely wrong. If you continue to smoke, you are not benefiting the quit smoking dexot processes of your body. Moreover, it is a slippery edge that usually leads to unsuccessful results – after all, you need just one stressful situation to increase the quantity of smoked cigarettes. The minute you stop smoking your body will start to revive. In general, round 72 hours are required for the nicotine to go out of your body. For this reason, the cravings are with…

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