Have you tried to quit smoking? Did it feel like there was a battle going on inside of you?
One part of you KNOWS you should stop smoking FOR YOUR HEALTH & SURVIVAL, while another part of you simply won’t let you!
The part of you that wouldn’t let you stop smoking is your subconscious mind. You can’t change your subconscious by force of will, but you can do it with help – the right kind of help.
Hypnosis creates a powerful reaction in the subconscious mind. Hypnotic suggestions modify your subconscious programming making it easy for anyone to stop smoking.
Stop Smoking using Dr. Bunny Vreeland’s special Hypnotherapy program!
Smoking Quiz True/False
- There are 40 known substances in cigarette smoke.
False. There are more than 4,000 identified substances.
- Smoking is the single major cause of fires in the U.S.
True. One third of all apartment and hotel fires are caused by smoking. The result of these fires is 4,000. Injuries and 1,500 deaths each year.
- Cigarette smoke is a major cause of coronary heart disease. True. One half million Americans die each year of coronary heart disease, of which 30% is caused by smoking.
- Economic consequences of smoking include $16,000,000 in direct medical cost each year in the U.S.
False. Direct medical costs are approximately $16,000,000 with an additional 37 BILLION DOLLARS in indirect costs related to increased morbidity, disability and premature deaths.
- Physical withdrawal symptoms from nicotine last six months. False. Physical symptoms last approximately 3 to 10 days.
- Most smokers gain a significant amount of weight after quitting smoking.
False. While many people believe they will gain weight when they quit smoking, it is not necessary. You can replace the negative smoking habit with a positive habit using the help of my Hypnotherapy. Most of my clients actually LOSE 3 to 6 pounds.
- Nicotine is an addictive drug similar to heroin.
- Your ‘smokers cough’ is your body’s way of healing itself. False. When an individual is still smoking, the ‘cough’ loosens mucous, which protects the lungs, consequently exposes the lungs to infection and cancer-causing agents.
- Smokers need to smoke for many years in large quantities for physical damage to occur.
False. All smoking is potentially damaging to the body. Genetic risk factors contribute to the amount and type of damage that occurs.
- Damage to the body due to cigarette smoke is always irreversible.
False. The amount of healing that the body will undergo after cessation of smoking depends on the amount and type of damage that has been done as well as your own individual risk factors for certain diseases.
- Most smokers quit smoking on their first attempt.
False. Many smokers attempt to quit several times before they finally achieve success.
- If you are not currently experiencing any medical problems, smoking is not physically harmful to you.
False. With each cigarette that you inhale, you take into your bloodstream thousands of poisons. Many of these are cancer-causing agents. The inhalations of these substances, plus you genetic predisposition, may cause multiple illnesses.
- Children of smokers are at an increased risk for upper respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, asthma and tonsillitis.
- There are no long-term effects of being exposed to cigarette smoke as a child.
False. A recent study has found that approximately 17% of lung cancer cases in non-smokers can be attributed to their exposure to cigarette smoke when they were children.
- It isn’t necessary to quit smoking completely when chewing nicotine gum or using a nicotine patch.
False. The nicotine gum and patch were both designed to provide your body with a specific amount of nicotine, which is to be tapered down over time. The goal of these products is to ease smokers through the physical withdrawal process. When you use these products in combination with smoking you are actually increasing the amount of nicotine that your body is receiving as well as its harmful effects.
- If you haven’t been smoking for several months it’s o.k. to have an occasional cigarette.
False. The majority of smokers who relapse say felt they could have “just one” without harm. However, ONE will generally lead to one more, and soon most smokers find themselves smoking the same amount again.
- Smoking can decrease the effectiveness of many drugs.
- Smokers have twice the risk of developing infections after surgery, when compared to non-smokers.
- Smokers who quit smoking at least 6 months prior to having surgery, significantly decrease their chances for developing breathing complications. True.
- The worst dental problems associated with smoking are bad breath and brown teeth.
False. In addition to bad breath and brown teeth, smokers are also at risk for developing cancer of the mouth, tongue, lips and pharynx. Each year, more than 8,350 people in the United States die of oral cancer directly related to tobacco.
(Statistics: The Stop Smoking Workbook – Lori Steve-Rust, Ph.D.)