Most smokers are aware that it is the addiction to nicotine which creates the urge to smoke and fuels the habit and the majority do want to stop smoking. In addition to nicotine, cigarette smoke contains many other harmful and poisonous substances including arsenic, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde amongst others.
There are currently around 10 million adults in the UK who smoke, with the highest prevalence amongst 20-35 year olds. And each year over 100,000 people die from smoking related illnesses, including respiratory illness, heart disease and cancer. Long-time smokers can expect to lose up to 10 years off their lifespan.
With current prices (Sept 2016) around £8.00 for a packet of 20, the average 20 a day smoker will spend in the region of £2500 a year on their habit. All things considered there really never has been a better time to make the commitment to stopping smoking for good!
Perhaps you have already tried to quit; using willpower, chewing gum, patches or medication and have found it hard to do. You may even have stopped smoking for a period of time only to find that you’ve returned to it later and now find it even harder to quit.
Working with smokers, I have found that what works in the long run is a combination of enhancing the motivation to be free from tobacco, dealing with the craving, and breaking up the day to day habits that people have around smoking.
We have developed a single-session approach to Stop Smoking which uses hypnotherapy to address the craving at its source and a strategy to identify and address each of the triggers that keeps a person smoking. It is a personalised approach tailored to the needs of each individual.
So, if you are ready to stop smoking and want to find out how we can help you why not contact us for a complimentary Initial Consultation and find out how we can help you kick the habit.
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