Your Benefits when you Quit:
After only 20 mins: Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
After 8 hrs: Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.
After 48 hrs: Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris. There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.
After 72 hours: Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
After 2-12 weeks: Your circulation improves, making physical activities much easier and boosting the immune system. Stopping smoking has been found to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The skin of a non-smoker gets more nutrients, including oxygen
After 3-9 months: Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 5 years: Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.
After 10 years: Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
Hypnosis is an effective method for stopping smoking. Below is a chart detailing various stop smoking methods and their efficacy. Taken from a meta-analysis of over 600 clinical trials Hypnosis was shown to be the most effective method, better than will-power, patches or nicotine gum.
What are you letting into Your Body?
There are 4,000 poisonous chemicals in tobacco smoke entering your lungs every time you take a drag on a cigarette.
Below is a list of some of the most common chemicals:
- Carbon Monoxide
What are the Physical Effects of Smoking?
Skin: Reduces Oxygen to the skin ageing it more quickly.
Mouth: Increase risk of mouth cancer and gum disease.
Throat: Increases risk of throat cancer.
Heart: Clogs the arteries, causes heart attacks and strokes.
Lungs: Causes lung cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Fertility: Increase the chances of miscarriage, cervical cancer and complications during pregnancy and delivery.
Sex: May reduce blood flow and cause impotence and can damage sperm.
Fitness: Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke can lead to breathlessness.
The Financial Burden of Smoking
Based on Smoking 20 per day
1 Month £258.00
6 Months £1,546.00
1 Year £3,092.00
5 Years £15,458.00
10 Years £30,915.00
Based on Smoking 10 per day
1 Month £129.00
6 Months £773.00
1 Year £1,546.00
5 Years £7,729.00
10 Years £15,458.00
Based on Smoking 5 per day
1 Month £64.00
6 Months £386.00
1 Year £773.00
5 Years £3,864.00
10 Years £7,729.00
Based on Tobacco Manufacturers Association RRP 2014
Pack of 20 £8.47 (£0.42 per cigarette)
Below is a link to a new community offering advice and support for people looking to quit smoking using hypnosis: