Can You Quit Smoking Using Willpower Alone?

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Why don’t you quit smoking?

You go to your doctor for your annual check up. She asks, “Do you smoke?”

You answer, “Yes, just like I told you last year.”

“You need to quit smoking”, she tells you again, for the tenth time in ten years.

“How?” you ask.

“Just quit,” she replies.

You mumble, “I’ll try,” all the while thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy?”

It really isn’t that easy, is it? Continue reading


Thank You CVS!!!


Thank you CVS

I want to thank CVS for announcing that it will no longer sell tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies throughout the United States. This is great news for the health of young people who are not currently smoking but might be persuaded to try by the availability of cigarettes at CVS.

Cigarettes are Getting Worse!  

A recent report found that cigarettes are now better designed to deliver nicotine to a smoker’s lungs. This can result in smokers finding it harder to quit. This report, found in the journal “Nicotine and Tobacco Research”, noted that the amount of that nicotine measured by the machines used by researchers to measure the content of the cigarette smoke has been rising. Continue reading


Does NLP and Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking Work?

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Can You Use Hypnotherapy to quit smoking?

According to a recent study smoking is becoming less popular but the total number of smokers has increased to over 1 billion world wide.

Here’s another fact, no matter where those smokers live they all have one thing in common; they are putting their lives and the lives of those around them in danger.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every year in the United States “443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Continue reading


12 Great Reasons to Quit Smoking

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Some great reasons to quit smoking

Do you smoke?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.”

“Cigarette smoking causes more than 440,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is about one in five deaths.”

Do these statistics make you want to quit smoking?

If you are looking for some reasons to quit smoking, here is a list of the best ones I could find: Continue reading


Can You Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?

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Can You Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?

Maybe you’d like to quit smoking and you’re thinking about quitting cold turkey.

While it is difficult to quit smoking cold turkey, it’s not impossible.There are about 7 percent of smokers that quit cold turkey.

Here’s why…

Nicotine Addiction is NOT the Same as a Heroin Addiction

I have heard advertisements by certain companies that sell products to help people quit smoking say that nicotine is as addictive as heroin. Continue reading


Why You Should Quit Smoking Cigarettes

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What are reasons to quit smoking cigarettes?

Since the effects of cigarette smoking, are heart disease and cancer, most people that don’t smoke can’t figure out why people continue to smoke.

Nicotine Addiction

The nicotine in tobacco products is an addictive substance. When mixed with the psychological triggers it can be very difficult to quit smoking cigarettes.

Even though that’s true, if you want to quit smoking cigarettes, you can focus on the positive effects quitting can have on your life. Continue reading


8 Top Tips to Quit Smoking in 2014

Optimized-ashtray smokesAre you tired of trying to quit smoking? Most of the smokers I see that want to use Neuro Linguistic programming techniques and hypnotherapy that come to my San Diego office have tried to quit many times.

There are ways to quit smoking that others have used successfully that can serve as a guide for you to follow. Maybe this year you can give yourself – and your family – the gift of quitting.

Here are the Top 8 tips to Quit Smoking successfully in 2014:

1. Decide to Quit Smoking Continue reading


More Ways to Stop Smoking

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Use these ways to quit smoking

When smokers come to my San Diego office and want to use Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and hypnotherapy to quit smoking I tell them that although these methods are excellent ways to quit smoking they can’t make you quit smoking.

In fact nothing can make you quit smoking. You have to want to quit smoking.

Why Smokers Just Don’t Quit

While you might say you want to quit smoking the reason you haven’t quit is because it’s just not important to you. As a result you put it off until the time is right.

The problem is the time is never going to be right. You simply have to decide to quit.

Keep Your Mind and Body Occupied

After quitting you need to distract your mind and hands to keep them from looking for cigarettes. Doing some housework or taking a walk is good. You can also use a squeeze ball, anything that keeps your mind off of having a smoke. Continue reading


Do You Want to Quit Smoking?

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Do you want to quit smoking?

Over the past decade I’ve’ve helped hundreds of people quit smoking using hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming techniques. While I am prejudice (I have 1022 success stories), there are many methods to quit smoking successfully.

Why Do People Smoke?

There are a number of factors that can push people to smoke.

Most smokers start smoking because of peer pressure. After a while smokers use smoking to reduce stress and to “calm” them.

Many people that smoke say they smoke because they get some kind of pleasure from it. If they didn’t they’d just quit smoking.

For many people smoking helps them deal with boredom or anger. It can also help them pass the time with a friend.

There are lots of reasons that smokers continue to smoke.

Just like any other addict, rather than dealing with their problems in a healthier fashion, smokers find it’s easier to simply resort to the toxic chemicals in cigarettes. However, this can and often does mean severe short and long-term consequences. Continue reading


What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

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What happens after you quit smoking?

Many smokers who come to my San Diego office to use Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and Hypnotherapy to quit smoking believe that quitting will be difficult. That’s because they are focuses on quitting rather than the benefits they’ll receive.

You Get What You Focus On

What you resist persists.

When you focus on the difficulties involved in quitting you psyche yourself out. Instead of focusing on how difficult quitting will be, focus on the benefits you’ll receive after you quit smoking.

After You Quit Smoking

20 minutes after you quit smoking

Smoking dilates your blood vessels and capillaries. This generally results in an increase in blood pressure.

High blood pressure can cause damage to your arteries, heart, brain and kidneys. But the minute you quit smoking your risk is reduced substantially because your blood pressure level is reduced, often to normal levels. Continue reading