According to World Health Organisation:
- Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
- Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
- Around 80% of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
According to youth anti-smoking coalition from Arizona better known as STAND:
- On average, the life expectancy of a smoker is 10 years less than a nonsmoker.
- Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, 70 of which are known to cause cancer.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18 and almost all start smoking by age 26.
- Every day, more than 3,200 children and teens under 18 years old smoke their first cigarette. (There are also 2,100 young adults who turn into daily smokers each day.)
- For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 more people suffer from a smoking-related illness.
- Smoking and tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year worldwide. Current trends show that this will increase to more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
- Smoking is responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths annually in the United States. (That means tobacco causes about 480,000 deaths per year—and 41,000 of those deaths are because of exposure to secondhand smoke).
- Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis and chronic airway obstruction).
- Smokers typically inhale about 1 milligram (mg) of nicotine in a single cigarette.4 For some, that’s all it takes to become addicted.
- Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. Whenever you decide, it’s a good time to give up smoking. There are many health benefits of giving up smoking also known as smoking cessation.
- More energy
- Longer life expectancy
- Healthier immune system
- Better breath and taste
- Younger looking skin
- Higher stamina
Interactive Hypnotherapy To Quit Smoking
Let’s make it clear that smoking is NOT an addiction, but rather a habit formed over the years through repetition. Habits are controlled by the subconscious. Since smoking is a habit, will power alone can not make a person quit. When a person decides to quit smoking, the main aspect is to change their view with regards to cigarettes and to let go of the routine.
During the session, the subconscious mind is asked to shut down the cravings to smoke. Once this happens, the habit is not replaced by anything else like eating, hence, there can be no confusion in the client’s mind which gives peace of mind and freedom. During the session new programmes are set in place regarding cigarette smoking, so that when you experience a trigger, your mind does not automatically react but slows down to process and listen to this new information provided.
For the hypnotherapy session to work the client should be absolutely certain of the reasons as to why they want to quit. Their reasons to stop smoking should be clear. The need to quit should be their own and not because of someone else.