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Linda Ritchie, PhD
Are You Ready To Become a Non-Smoker?
Center For Life Strategies
. http://centerforlifestrategies.com/

Are You Ready To Become a Non-Smoker?

Smoking is the leading
preventable cause of death!

• Tired of being short of breath?

• Tired of smelling like an ashtray?

• Tired of having your clothes smell like smoke?

• Tired of sneaking away from the dinner table at a restaurant?

• Tired of rationalizing a life endangering habit to your friends and family?

• Tired of spending all that money on cigarettes?

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past couple of decades, you know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Concerned about your looks? Smoking will age you – fast. Men who smoke more than a pack a day are 60% more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction compared with men who have never smoked.

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds, 200 of which are known to be poisonous and upwards of 40 have been identified as carcinogens. Smokers take in 300 times more carbon monoxide from a single cigarette than from the exhaust of a running automobile or truck over the same length of time it takes to smoke a cigarette.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that smoking is responsible for one of every five deaths in the United States.  Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. It is responsible for more deaths annually than vehicle crashes, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide and murder combined. The American Heart Association estimates that 48 million Americans smoke. The majority of them say they want to quit but think it would be too difficult.

The heath consequences of smoking are real and can be deadly.   However, you can take control of your health and your life by quitting.  Smoking is a habit and habits can be changed. Thousands of people have stopped smoking with no drugs, no cravings, and no withdrawal.  The good news is that once you stop smoking, your body will immediately begin the process of healing and repair.

Becoming a non-smoker will provide you with a multitude of physical benefits and equally important psychological such as improved self-esteem and feelings of self-empowerment.

There are several ways to become a non-smoker; numerous nicotine replacement methods and good old fashion will power are two options. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, success rate for nicotine replacement methods are under 22 percent.  According to New Scientist, University of Iowa scientists conducted a meta-analysis of 600 studies and found that hypnotherapy proved the most effective approach to stop smoking.

One extremely fast, effective, evidence based approach to helping a person become a non-smoker involves using elements of: 1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy®, to address the conscious psychological issues associated with kicking a habit, 2) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a neurological process to clear the cravings from the mind, and, 3) Clinical hypnosis, a safe, clinically proven way to bypass the conscious mind and reprogram the subconscious mind.

Wouldn’t you like to:

• Live longer

• Smell better

• Breath easier

• Save thousands of dollars

• Have more energy

• Feel better about yourself

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