If you don’t already have enough reasons to quit smoking with Hypnosis here is another good reason – Secondhand Smoke. Secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke, is Mainstream – smoke exhaled by a smoker; or Sidestream smoke – smoke from the lighted end of a tobacco product. Sidestream smoke is even more toxic than mainstream smoke.
The American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health have published extensive and definitive information and the results of research on the effects of secondhand smoke. It comes down to the fact that non-smokers (innocent victims) exposed to “involuntary smoking or passive smoking” take in nicotine and toxic chemicals the same way you do. Your loved ones, family, children are getting all the dangers of smoking that you are.
Have your children make the choice to smoke?
You may have justified your own risk of cancer or heart disease as your choice, but have your children made that choice? Even the exposure of Thirdhand smoke or residual tobacco smoke (lingering tobacco smoke odors or residuals from it) can cause cancer in people. Particles of dust in your home, in your car or on your clothes are there long after the smoke is gone. So if you say you don’t smoke in your house or car, is that enough to prevent your kids or even your pets from being exposed? There is even research on the effects of outdoor secondhand smoke and how harmful it is.
Setting a good example?
If you don’t pay attention to the proven physical dangers, what about the example you are setting for those who look up to you. Dr. Agovino tells the story about when his oldest son was 4 years old and picked up his pack of cigarettes and pretended to smoke. That was the motivation he needed to use Hypnosis to stop smoking. That was over 40 years ago. My own experience was related to an auto mechanic (Thanks you Mr. Auto Mechanic!) who refused to take care of my car because of the overflowing ashtray and the smell and residue in my car. That in addition to a bought of pneumonia gave me the physical and psychological motivation to use stop smoking hypnosis to quit 35 years ago. Neither one of us has ever smoked since.
So go to the American Cancer society article on secondhand smoke and see all the forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke and mental health problems caused by second hand smoke but pay attention to its effects on children: getting sick more often, more lung infections (bronchitis and pneumonia), coughing wheezing and shortness of breath, more ear infections, asthma attacks. In the very young, secondhand smoke exposure significantly increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Remember, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Any exposure is harmful.
The only way to fully protect the non-smokers in your life who you really care about is to quit smoking. Hypnosis is the tool you need, and you need it right now! www.hypnosisbyprofessionals.com