COMMON SMOKING MYTHS
Congratulation on deciding to become a non-smoker. This is the best thing you can do for your future health.
When you become a non-smoker the chemistry in your brain changes making you happy ad more satisfied every day as when you smoke the brains production of dopamine, the feel-good chemical that helps our physical and mental wellbeing is affected.
Stopping smoking slows the aging process for all of us improving skin quality, in men it reduces the risk of impotence and in women lessens the chance of disease to your ovaries.
Our programme helps you free your mind from the stress of smoking every day and allows you to see clearly how smoking beliefs have been brainwashing you and promotes healthy choices gently freeing you from the grip of smoking. It shows you how to become more objective about your relationship with smoking and see it as the parasite it really is. It explores the way smoking has been abusing your mind and body helping you end your relationship with tobacco.
Health benefits of Quitting Smoking:
20 minutes: Pulse return to normal.
8 hours: Nicotine is reduced by 90% and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by 75%. Circulation improves.
24 hours: Carbon monoxide and nicotine almost eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out smoking debris.
48 hours: All traces of nicotine are removed from the body. The ability to taste and smell improves.
72 hours: Breathing is easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
2-12 weeks: Circulation improves.
1 month: Physical appearance improves – skin loses its grey pallor and becomes less wrinkled.
3-9 months: Coughing and wheezing is reduced.
1 year: Excess risk of a heart attack reduces by half.
10 years: Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a continuing smoker.
15 years: Risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.