Recent figures have shown that 100,000 people across the UK could be dying from smoking and smoking related symptoms each and every year. It is believed that close to one sixth of adults are still smokers.
Studies and research still continue to explore the dangers of smoking and most of these findings all contribute to building a very negative picture indeed. Stopping smoking remains a daunting challenge for people to face and in a world of as much information as miss information they may need more than just a bit of willpower alone.
The scary facts are as follows:
It is estimated that close to 50 per cent of all smokers die prematurely due to smoking-related and induced illnesses.
A really concerned statistic to come to light is that up to 17,000 children under the age of five are admitted to hospital each year as a result of passive smoking-related illnesses.
The life expectancy of a smoker is about 10 years less than that of a non-smoker.
A recent statistic estimates that only half of long-term smokers live past the age of 70 in the United Kingdom.
Before consulting for any form of intervention to stop smoking in Dublin it is of paramount importance for a smoker to know why they want to quit…. And what they intend to achieve for themselves as Non Smokers. It is difficult to see the long-term results if somebody is quitting… for someone else for example… or is just having a go! If the person is making a serious and dedicated effort for themselves the chances of success are greatly enhanced.
In this short blog post we can look at why a person should stop smoking. We may also look at the will look at the benefits of quitting and how hypnotherapy for smoking can help.
The makeup of a cigarette
Cigarettes aren’t simply tobacco and paper. During the manufacturing process, a whole cocktail of chemicals is added. With each cigarette, a person will be inhaling harmful substances, including:
Nicotine – This is the drug that stimulates the brain and causes a dopaphine release and the resulting addiction. A regular smoker once the stop smoking may in the initial period experience unpleasant withdrawal type symptoms. Symptoms may include intense cravings, increased anxiety, irritability and headaches.
Tar – Tar is the residue that is deposited into the lungs. From here, it enters the bloodstream and gets carried to other parts of the body. Tar contains over 4000 chemicals, over 50 cancer-causing carcinogens and other poisons. This is why smoking is considered one of the biggest causes of disease.