Smoking is an age-old problem that has plagued the human race for centuries.  However, in more recent times with the aid of scientific research and medical advancement, we now know of how damaging it is to our bodies and families alike.

There are thousands of documents available on the medical effects of smoking.  The worst being cancer. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. About 70 of them are known to cause cancer.

Smoking-related ailments

Smoking cigarettes is the number-one risk factor for lung cancer. But, smoking can affect your entire body, and is known to cause cancer in the:

  • Lungs
  • Trachea
  • Bronchus
  • Oesophagus
  • Oral Cavity
  • Lip
  • Nasopharynx
  • Nasal Cavity
  • Larynx
  • Stomach
  • Bladder
  • Pancreas
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Uterine Cervix
  • Colon
  • Rectum

In addition, smoking is known to cause leukaemia.

Consider as well the effects on your social life.  In any social environment or even at home, you need to go smoke outside away from anyone that can be affected by the smoking.

There is also the financial side of it.  Think about this for a moment.  The average price of a box of 20 is R40.  A single cigarette costs R2. If you are smoking 10 a day.  That is 3650 for a year which costs you R7300.  Think about what that could buy?  One bond payment on your home, 1 kid’s school fees for a year at most schools, a holiday maybe.

How I can help you quit smoking

There are various ways and products out there to help you kick the habit.  Hypnotherapy offers a unique way to take you from smoker to non-smoker in 3 weeks. Through hypnosis, the subconscious mind is reprogramed regarding the habit of smoking.

The method I use in the 3-week plan is a tried and tested method with a 90% success rate.  As a Qualified hypnotherapist with SAIH with a speciality in smoking cessation, I am affiliated with Genesis Medical Aid to cover the costs of the treatment.