Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Stop killing yourself with cigarettes - YouTube

Stop killing yourself with cigarettes.

Cigarettes are filled with poisonous toxic chemicals that will take years off your life.

Take the step towards changing your life now with the decision to stop smoking.

Here is a Dutch anti-smoking commercial

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Quiz: Why Do You Smoke?

Circle the appropriate number:
1.a.) I smoke when I need a pickup. 1 2 3 4
b.) I smoke to keep from slowing down. 1 2 3 4

2.a.) I smoke for the pleasure of it. 1 2 3 4
b.) I like to light up when I am comfortable
and relaxed. 1 2 3 4

3.a.) I smoke when I’m angry. 1 2 3 4
b.) I smoke when I’m anxious. 1 2 3 4
c.) I smoke when I’m tense. 1 2 3 4
d.) I smoke when I’m depressed. 1 2 3 4

4.a.) I get anxious when I think I might run out
of cigarettes. 1 2 3 4
b.) I get anxious if I must go someplace where I
will not be able to smoke when I really want to. 1 2 3 4

5.a.) I smoke a cigarette within thirty minutes of
getting up in the morning. 1 2 3 4
b.) I smoke when I’m not feeling well. 1 2 3 4
c.) I smoke a pack or more a day. 1 2 3 4
6.a.) Sometimes I smoke just to keep my hands busy. 1 2 3 4
b.) I smoke when I get bored. 1 2 3 4

A high ranking in one or both the questions in group one (1) indicates that you use cigarettes for stimulation or extra energy. You might smoke to help to stay awake or for a boost of energy to complete a task. You may use them when your body says it needs rest, but you have work to accomplish.

A high rating in group two (2) indicates that you use smoking to help you to relax, whether it is physical, mental, or both. You may use cigarettes during breaks at work, after you have completed a difficult job, or when you have that cup of coffee or alcoholic beverage.

High scores in group three (3) indicates that you use smoking to deal with negative effects in your life. Smoking gives you a lift when you become angry, depressed, tense or anxious.

The questions in group four (4) reflect your psychological dependencies. You are concerned that you will run out of cigarettes before it happens and way before you have any nicotine deprivation.

Group five (5) suggests that you have a chemical dependency. If each of your answers was high in this group, it means that without an occasional smoke, you begin to experience withdrawal symptoms and occasionally fell a little uncomfortable.

Group six (6) tells us that you use smoking to have something to do with your hands when you are nervous or uncomfortable, maybe in social situations, or something to do when you are bored.

The different categories of questions in the quiz give a great variety of reasons why people with different needs smoke. Nicotine is an extremely powerful drug! It is more addictive than heroin or cocaine. If you read the papers you know cigarette manufacturers manipulate the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes to provide a consistent flavor and also to insure that you get the same dose with each cigarette you light up.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Great American Smokeout 2007

On Thursday, November 15th, 2007 the American Cancer Society celebrated the 31st anniversary of the “Great American Smokeout”. The following is an excerpt taken from the American Cancer Society website which explains how the “Smokeout” came to be:

"The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout grew out of a 1971 event in Randolph, Mass., in which Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund. In 1974, Lynn R. Smith, editor of the Monticello Times in Minnesota, spearheaded the state’s first D-Day, or Don’t Smoke Day. The idea caught on, and on Nov. 18, 1976, the California Division of the American Cancer Society succeeded in getting nearly one million smokers to quit for the day. That California event marked the first Great American Smokeout, which went nationwide the next year."

Sorry, I did not find out about this campaign before 15 November but still, it is never too late to stop smoking. Choose another day to start your "new beginning". Incidentally, the International World No Smoking Day is every year on 31 May.

Choose a day to put down your cigarettes for good. I encourage you to use your day as a new beginning, a fresh start to a life without cigarettes. A life where you can breathe easier and give your family and friends a chance to breathe easier as well. Respect you body that day and pass on the cigarettes. I know it won’t be easy but I’m certain you’ve faced harder challenges in life before. The American Cancer Society sponsors programs designed to help you quit and there are lots of other programs as well.

Take the Great American Smokeout challenge

I found this on a blog,
"This past August, I celebrated my 4th anniversary since I smoked my last cigarette. I used hypnosis to help me quit smoking. That’s really the whole reason behind this website! I had tried to quit before, but using hypnosis was different. I never dreamed I could go from a smoker to a non-smoker that quick & that easy. Sure I had a great desire to quit and high expectations for hypnosis, but in the back of my mind, I still wondered if it would really work? Well it did work and I’m living proof of it. And if I didn’t think it could help others, I wouldn’t waste my time singing the praises of hypnosis & self hypnosis! If you have that desire to quit, to breathe fresh clean air and get your life back on a healthy track, then I know that hypnosis could be the answer you’ve been looking for."

If the idea of using self hypnosis in the comfort of your own home appeals to you, I encourage you to look at the hypnosis MP3 downloads which have been recorded by expert hypnotherapists. For the cost of a few packets of cigarettes, you can be free of the addiction forever.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Use your own Subconscious Mind to Become a Non-smoker

Many people started smoking as teenager, thinking it made them look cool, big or more grown-up. Sadly, it just showed them to be sheep, following a crowd, or worse, lemmings who throw themselves over a cliff.

Why would anyone want to start a habit which is harmful to the self as well as those around? Why would anyone want to become a slave to a weed and breathe in poisonous substances every day? Why waste money when there are so many better options for spending?

Of course, smokers always say they are not addicted and could give up anytime but is that true? If it is, why do so many people need the help of alternative therapists, nicotine replacement therapy, books, anti-addiction courses, this blog?

The truth is that smokers are addicts. They say that smoking relieves stress. That is true – the stress of having to feed an addiction. Millions of other people cope perfectly well with daily stresses without ever reaching for a smoke. Cigarettes are not your friend. They are parasitical cancer sticks which want to kill you.

The good news is that nicotine addiction is about 20% physiological and 80% psychological. That means that just as you thought about becoming a smoker, so you can think your way out of the habit – with a little help.

Very few people have the willpower to stop a negative habit, particularly one involving a drug, without help. That is why so many people admit themselves to drug rehabilitation centres. But you can become a non-smoker when you truly think of yourself as a non-smoker. You learnt how to become a smoker and now you can learn how to become a non-smoker using the power of your own subconscious mind.

Downloading a hypnosis MP3 is the quickest way to become a non-smoker in a relaxing way in the comfort of your own home. The quit smoking hypnosis MP3 download costs just $29.95, about £13.95

© Antonia Stuart-James 2007. This English Hypnotherapist in Belgium helps people to make positive change such as quit smoking, improve confidence, overcome fears and improve sports performance.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stop Smoking in 3 Minutes!!!!

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

Second-hand smoke contains…
Side stream smoke - smoke from the tip of the cigarette.
Mainstream smoke - smoke that is breathed back out by the smoker.
Second-hand smoke hangs around for ages and most of it is invisible and odourless. Even if you open up the windows it will still be in a room after two and a half hours! Even if you can't see or smell any smoke, it's probably still there. Smoking in a car is even worse because all of the smoke is concentrated into a small space.

Non-smokers who breathe in second-hand smoke are at risk of the same diseases as smokers, including cancer and heart disease!

Secondhand smoke contains 4,000 toxic chemicals and it is estimated that it causes thousands of deaths each year. Children are particularly affected by secondhand smoke because their bodies are still developing. But around half of all British children are growing up in homes where at least one parent is a smoker.

Find out more about how secondhand smoke affects others.

From 1st of July 2007, virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England are smokefree. This means that it is against the law to smoke in the indoor parts of places such as pubs, bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants, lunch rooms, membership clubs and shopping centres. At work, smoking inside is a thing of the past, and indoor smoking rooms are no longer allowed. Public transport and work vehicles used by more than one person are also smokefree.

To read more about the smokefree legislation visit Smoke Free England

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Jay is Stopping Smoking

On 15 November, Jay who is approaching 50 years old stopped smoking with this message,

"Today I am a non-smoker.

I'll spend most of this day devoting my energy to not lighting up and it may make me somewhat difficult to be around....but I will be a non-smoker today."

On 13 November he had written,

"I'm an addict. The very definition of is "engaging in a behavior that you know is harmful but you do it anyway".

It's time to start being honest. I'm suspending the challenge to devote my energies to getting control of this addiction. This is my priority. Nothing else is important right now. I may gain some weight; in fact, I'm expecting to since food is one way to cope with symptoms of withdrawal. I will exercise, but only to take my mind off smoking and not with any goal of muscle development. I sincerely hope that I haven't let anybody down that may have been looking to me for inspiration. My goal is to still get my health in order during this 50th year of mine and I've started counting from that birthday. By the turn of this year I hope to have my smoking habit long behind me and begin a new BFL challenge...a REAL that by the time day 365 rolls around, I will indeed be a new person."

On 20 November, he posted this video on his blog,

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Can a Smoker be a Student of Self-Improvement?

Originally posted by Vidual
"But it's sad that people who have been doing self-improvement for over a year, people that have actually decided to look at their self and their life in such a developmental perspective, STILL SMOKE!


I could not agree more.

When I was a Herbalife distributor, I remember Mark Hughes (the President) recommending that distributors lose their excess weight if they want to talk to others about losing weight and STOP SMOKING. Herbalife is a health company, not just a weight control company. We sold products for cellular nutrition to feed the body so it was totally contradictory to our purpose to smoke. Thing is that many smokers do not realise that they stink. If a smoker sits next to me, I have to move. It is no use just rinsing their mouth with water or chewing gum - their clothes and hair stink.

Is continuing to smoke relevant to personal development? Of course it is. PD is about learning and growing to be the best you can and conquering your demons and weaknesses. Choosing to poison yourself and pollute other people's air is most definitely a weakness.

If you are a smoker reading this, please listen to the message.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Two Ex-smokers write about their experience

More comments about smoking found on a blog posting:

"I was up to two packs a day when I quit smoking. Quitting was one of the hardest things I have ever done, and I had a lot of support. It was also one of the best things I have ever done. I had cravings off and on for a long time, and still do once in awhile. It has been 20 years since my last cig, but as a good friend of mine says... "I'm just a puff away from a pack a day!"
Here is someone who watched his mother suffer in hospital as a result of smoking:
"Smoking is one of those habits that continually reminds you of your own weaknesses. We may smoke, but often would prefer we didn't.

I am an ex-smoker. Back in the day when I was a teenager, it was very cool to smoke and, as many a smoker knows, once you are 'sucked in' it can become the inner conflicting battle of your lifetime to give it up.

I have known all the times when a smoker will say it is 'enjoyable' and I have known all the times when you cursed the day you ever started...

For me though, it was the recent events surrounding my mother passing away, that finally caused me to quit... forever. She got sick in the UK and I live in Australia. I flew at 24 hours notice to be at her bedside in hospital. I had not seen her for a couple of years even though we had spoken on the phone.

In the mad panic to get there, I succumbed to a packet of cigarettes, to help me with the stress, I justified. Well you cannot smoke on a plane or at an airport, I cannot for the life of me drive and smoke as I have not done so for years, you cannot smoke in a hospital, so needless to say, I did not have that many before I got to see her!

When I did see her though, a part of me deflated. I remembered my mum being larger than life, full of positivity and zest for life. On the bed in front of me was what was left of that memory. About 35 pounds lighter, older and wheezing loudly.

I remembered the days when I was a kid and mum would smoke non-tipped cigarettes and cough all day and night like she had some kind of 'consumption'. I did not know any different then though... now I saw the result of those years of non-filtered cigarette smoking.

It was her heart, damage caused by years of smoking and the fact that she had caught pneumonia once, something that happened all too often in such a cold climate... nearly as common as bronchitis, particularly when somebody smoked.

When she was awake, she could only speak to me for a few short moments without having to suck hungrily on an oxygen mask. Then the coughing started. Her whole frail body needing all it's energy to complete the grisly task of clearing her airways.

It then occurred to me that I was witnessing a slow suicide. I cannot tell you how deeply distressing it can be to watch somebody who is an integral part of your life, be so vulnerable, be so weak, too soon for her natural time. She would have had 10 more good years if she had been a non-smoker. Precious time she could have spent with us. We do not think of the consequences of our actions often enough guys.

I will NEVER smoke again and somewhere, somehow, I know she knows I have made the right decision...

I've got too much dang work to do, too many people I want to stay around and too many places to visit on this planet to check out 10 years early!!! Sheesh!!!"

Monday, November 12, 2007

Second-hand Smoke

The same person wrote further on the forum:

"I have actually developed a real sensitivity to tobacco smoke, probably inherited from my mother,who is severely allergic. Even smelling it on somebody's breath sometimes induces coughing.

While I recognize people's right to put anything they want into their bodies, I am grateful that I live in California, where smoking in public places is uncommon and there is very progressive anti-smoking legislation.

Tobacco, no matter what its medicinal properties, is poisonous in the form of second-hand smoke.

Second-hand Tobacco smoke ruins other people's meals, gives children lung cancer, hurts people with sensitive lungs and undermines the health of people who suffer from immune-system wrecking conditions like AIDS.

Please poison yourself in your own good company."

Smoke decreases Breathing Capacity

I read this on a forum:

"I never smoked tobacco but I used to smoke grass. I eventually realized that any kind of inhalation of smoke markedly decreases breathing capacity.

I chose breathing. I'd rather live as long as possible with as much vitality as possible, and its clear to me that is not feasible with habits that inhibit lung function.

Deeper breathing - more oxygen to the brain, too."

Do you smoke?

I read this on a forum:

"They say begin with the end in sight. Many people preach about the importance of starting your business with the end result in sight. If we take such care in our business we should be equally diligent in our personal lives. If you begin smoking with the end in sight how can you smoke? Smoking is an investment with constantly diminishing returns."

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Stop Smoking - Withdrawal Symptoms

Dizziness may occur during the first one or two days. Take a quick break, it will pass.

Headaches may appear at any time during the first weeks. Try to relax. Take any usual remedy for headache, a cold cloth on the back of your neck, or relieve the stress by taking a short walk.

Tiredness may occur during the first few weeks, but if you meditate or relax during the first few weeks, it will pass.

Coughing may actually increase during the first few days, simply because the residue from the smoke has not been flushed from your system.

Tightness in the chest may occur in the first few days. Rest and take deep breaths, it will go away.

Sleeping problems may occur in the first few days. Try to stay away from drinks that have a high caffeine content and try not to exercise too strenuously in the hours prior to bedtime. A hot bath prior to retiring at night may also be helpful.

Constipation may occur in the first month after you quit. If this occurs, eat foods with a high fiber content, drink plenty of fluids, and do some light exercise.

Concentration may tend to wander during the first few weeks. Be ready for this, take a break or do something physical for a short period of time. will all be worth it!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy MP3

The damaging effects of tobacco are well publicised. People who smoke are two or three times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, or die of heart disease. Aside from serious diseases, there are a number of other ways tobacco can affect your health. Because smoking lowers the oxygen levels in your blood, it speeds up the ageing process and causes faster ageing skin and poor circulation. In addition it can reduce fertility and cause impotence.

Giving up smoking will not only have profound and immediate effects on your health and your looks, but it will also make a massive impact on your purse!

The effectiveness of hypnosis can be gauged by results of trials both in the USA and Europe, which have shown that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking (New Scientist 31.10.92. page six).

The American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy (1968) published a report that showed that 94% of patients that were able to stop smoking through hypnosis were still not smoking 18 months later.

A recent study from the University of Iowa published in the Journal of Applied Psychology cites 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers. The results left no doubt as to the effectiveness of stop smoking with hypnosis.

This powerful self-hypnosis track has been developed from nearly 20 years of successfully helping thousands of clients to become non-smokers. It will help you stop smoking immediately and through repeated listening you will become a life long non-smoker. The track will programme your subconscious mind to support you so you will not experience any cravings and you will feel comfortable about being a non-smoker.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

LiveFree Method to Stop Smoking

I have just received info on the LiveFree method of quitting smoking.

Unlike other methods that allow the body to absorb nicotine, the very drug that you are addicted to, LiveFree naturally targets the affected neural-receptors in your brain and safely mimics the pleasurable effects of nicotine....

How does it compare with nicotine patches, gums, or inhalers?
LiveFree is less expensive and far superior. To break a physical addiction, the substance must be removed, not replaced. The nicotine patch, gum, inhaler, and other nicotine replacement therapy aides add nicotine to the body in small increments. Because of this, many smokers do not completely quit. LiveFree flushes nicotine from the blood and tissue cells, enabling the smoker to quickly escape the physical addiction.

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"I took the LiveFree anti smoking patch, and a couple of days later tried to smoke a cigarette. But I was absolutely sick..." - Mary, KS

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Watch this then decide whether you want to keep smoking.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

You have seen and heard the warnings. You know what smoking is doing to your lungs. Perhaps you have tried to quit smoking before, but the gum tastes bad and no matter how hard you tried you just cannot pretend that the inhaler is a smoke. You have even tried counseling and prescription medications. So, what else is there for you to try? You should definitely consider hypnosis to help you quit smoking.

Why You Should Quit Smoking

Smoking does many things to your lungs. If you have seen the before and after pictures, you know how smoking takes a healthy pink lung and turns it into a black unhealthy one. Smoking can bring about cancer, emphysema and can increase your chances of heart attack and stroke. What causes this? The chemicals in cigarettes are outstanding and many of them are poisonous. There is also benzene, a chemical in petrol/gasoline; cadmium, found in batteries and oil paint and hydrogen cyanide that cause headaches, dizziness and nausea.

There are actually 4000 chemicals and of these 43 are cancer causing. One ingredient is acetone, an ingredient in nail polish remover. Arsenic, that is right, arsenic, the ingredient that is used to kill rats! Arsenic is what gives your lips a burn and your mouth a very bad taste.

What Happens When You Quit
This is what happens to your lungs after you quit smoking. Within 20 minutes of quitting your heart rate begins to drop. Twelve hours off the smokes brings your carbon monoxide levels to normal. Between two weeks and three months smoke free you begin to lower your risk of heart attacks and your lung function improves.

Within one to nine months, you will find that your coughing level is lowered and your lung capacity increases. One year and you have already cut your risk of a coronary heart disease to half of what it was when you were smoking. Fifteen years and you now have the same risk of a non smoker of having a coronary heart attack.

What Can Hypnosis Do?

Hypnosis is not what the cartoons and movies portray. You do not sit in front of a creepy man as he sways a dangling object in front of your face. The goal of hypnosis is to suppress the conscious side of the brain which is the “thinking” part of the brain with which you function most of the day. The purpose is to let the subconscious become available for tweaking by you and the hypnotherapist. Often, the hypnotherapist will work to teach your subconscious to equate smoking with something unpleasant, like nausea. While counseling only works on the conscious part of the brain, hypnosis works on the deep rooted subconscious levels of automatic thought.

Many hypnotherapists can help you quit smoking with just a single session of treatment


Antonia Stuart-James is an English Hypnotherapist in Belgium helping people make positive change.

Friday, October 5, 2007

How to Quit Smoking, the hard way!

I hope you appreciate the humour.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Health Risks of Smoking

If you smoke:
• You will be 12x more likely to die from lung cancer.
• You will be 10x more likely to die from some form of lung disease.
• You will be 10x more likely to die from cancer of the larynx.
• You will be 6x more likely to die of heart disease.
• You will be 2x as likely to die of a stroke.

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There are 4000 chemical compounds present in the inhaled smoke, 43 of which are known carcinogens. One ingredient is acetone, an ingredient in nail polish remover. Arsenic - the ingredient that is used to kill rats!

Heart disease is the biggest killer relating to smoking. Worldwide, there were 1,690,000 premature deaths from cardiovascular disease among smokers in the year 2000. In contrast, there were “only” 850,000 lung cancer deaths from smoking in the same year.

Smoking whilst pregnant can cause: Spontaneous abortion/miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, Abruptio placentae, placenta previa, Premature rupture of the membranes, premature birth and stillbirth. Plus there are risks to the fetus: underweight infant, birth defects, e.g. congenital limb reduction, increased nicotine receptors in baby's brain, increased likelihood of child smoking as a teenager, possible physical and mental long-term effects.

Smoking affects every part of the body:

- Hair: Smell and staining
- Brain and Mental Effects: Stroke(cerebrovascular accidents), Addiction/withdrawal, Altered brain chemistry, Anxiety about harm caused by smoking
- Eyes: Eyes sting, water and blink more, potential blindness through macular degeneration and cataracts.
- Nose: Less sense of smell
- Skin: wrinkles and Premature aging
- Teeth: Discoloration and stains, Plaque, Loose teeth and gingivitis/gum disease.
- Mouth and Throat: cancer of lips, mouth, throat and larynx, sore throat, reduced sense of taste and Breath smells of smoke
- Hands: Poor circulation(cold fingers), peripheral vascular disease, tar stained fingers.
- Respiration and Lungs: lung cancer, cough, shortness of breath, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- Heart: blocks and weakens arteries, heart attack.
- Chest: cancer of the aesophagus.
- Liver: cancer
- Abdomen: stomach and duodenal ulcers, cancer of stomach, pancreas and colon, aortic aneurysm.
- Kidneys and bladder: cancer
- Bones: osteoporosis, spine and hip fractures
- Spine: degenerative disc disease
- Male reproduction: Sperm: deformity,loss of motility, reduced number, infertility, impotence
- Female reproduction: early menopause, cancer of cervix, Infertility and delay in conception
- Blood: leukaemia
- Legs and Feet: Increased leg pain and gangrene: peripheral vascular disease, Beurger’s Disease
- Immune System: Weakened

What Happens When You Quit
This is what happens to your lungs after you quit smoking.
* Within 20 minutes of quitting your heart rate begins to drop.
* Twelve hours off the smokes brings your carbon monoxide levels to normal.
* Between two weeks and three months smoke free you begin to lower your risk of heart attacks and your lung function improves.
* Within one to nine months, you will find that your coughing level is lowered and your lung capacity increases.
* One year and you have already cut your risk of a coronary heart disease to half of what it was when you were smoking.
* Fifteen years and you now have the same risk as a non smoker of having a coronary heart attack.

Don't waste any more of your life on cigarettes. They offer you absolutely nothing of value. Take back your life! You deserve to be free!

Four million people die every year due to tobacco use around the world. A smoking-related death occurs somewhere in the world every eight seconds, 365 days a year.

5 Reasons to Quit Smoking
1) Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of death caused by smoking. The toxins in cigarette smoke cause plaques to form in the arteries, which leads to atherosclerosis, otherwise known as hardening of the arteries. Smoking is hard on the heart.
2) Stroke
According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing upwards of 150,000 people each year. For smokers, the risk of stroke is nearly 2-1/2 times that of nonsmokers.
3) Lung Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 213,380 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed - and 160,390 deaths will occur - in 2007 from lung cancer in the United States alone. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, and with 87% of all lung cancer cases involving tobacco, it is one form of cancer that is preventable.
4) Emphysema/COPD
Tobacco use is the number one cause of COPD, and quitting smoking is the best way to halt further damage. It is estimated that as many as 10 million Americans suffer from COPD, with upwards of 14 million others who may have it but are undiagnosed. In the US, it was the fourth leading cause of death in 2000 and projections place it as the third leading cause by the year 2020.
5) Oral Cancer
Oral cancer (mouth cancer) is included in a specific group of cancers called oral and head and neck cancer. It's estimated that 70 to 80 percent of all cases of OHNC are due to tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption.

There's No Time Like The Present...
If you are thinking about quitting, a good place to start is exactly where you avoided going in the past. Delve into the facts and figures about how destructive tobacco is. Learn exactly what you risk when you light up, day after day, year after year.

Realise that nicotine causes addiction. Using nicotine patches or chewing gum to stop smoking just keeps you addicted to smoking.

1."What are the Key Statistics About Lung Cancer?" 25 October 2006. American Cancer Society.
2. "Cancer Facts and Figures 2007." 2007 American Cancer Society.
3. "Facts About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." 2004. U.S. COPD Coalition.
4. "NCHS - FASTATS - Leading Causes of Death." 06 October 2006. National Center for Health Statistics

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little". New Scientist, Volume 136 issue 1845 31 Oct 1992, page 6)

You can choose to stop smoking today if you download a hypnosis MP3 session. Within 60 minutes from downloading, you can be a non-smoker, an ex-smoker, a healthy new person.

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The decision is yours.

"If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action." ~Douglas Adams

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quotes about Smoking

"One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying". ~Author Unknown

"If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action." ~Douglas Adams

"The best way to stop smoking is to just stop - no ifs, ands or butts." ~Edith Zittler

"The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide." ~Kurt Vonnegut

"I'd rather kiss a mad cow on the muzzle than a smoker on the mouth." ~Paul Carvel

"A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other." ~Author Unknown

"Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs." ~Author Unknown