…or make you think Twice before you take another puff
1. Terri explains the consequences
2. Smoking causes impotence, saggy boobs & it kills your pets!
If you already know that smoking causes cancer (which may not be a big deal to you) then maybe this video will get you to put down your cigarette…
Did you watch the video above? If not then let's recap…
3. It doesn't matter how young you are
Although Gruen (the guy in the video above who developed oral cancer at only 17) used chewing tobacco instead of cigarettes, You need to understand that…
Chewing tobacco has less cancer-causing ingredients than a cigarette
4. Smoking is way too addictive
So would you give up an arm or a leg to keep watching TV, playing video games or whatever your favorite hobby is?
Probably not but the point of that video above is to show you that Smoking is so addictive you may be willing to give up an arm or a leg.
5. They don't give a F*CK about you!
Sorry for the implied strong language but it's true. Just watch the video below to see how tobacco companies KNOW the dangers of their product but they don't care!
It's more about profits than preventing millions of deaths each year and I'm not judging the tobacco companies because IF I was making billions of dollars off a product that killed millions I would try to rationalize ways to make smoking seem safer and the last thing I got to say before you watch the next video below is this…
Here's some quick facts you should've gotten from the video above…
6. Would you let your kids smoke?
You probably have enough common sense to know by now that smoking is dangerous and you more than likely will NEVER EVER let your kids smoke but why wait? I mean…
7. Guys: Did I mention it causes impotence?
Just in case you don't know…
8. Gross oral cancer
Ewwww! Nuff said.
9. Smokers can't swim at the beach
List of how smoking will change your life
10. Give up an eye, a leg & a kidney to smoke?
The main premise of the short 30 second video below is for you to ask yourself how much are you willing to give up to smoke…
11. This is exactly what happens each time you smoke…
12. You'll save lots of money
1. Cut Down:
This is a weaning off style approach to quitting. Some people prefer to slowly cut down over a period of time and it's a good method in many ways, as it gives you the opportunity to get used to the idea gradually.
You'll gather strength and confidence in yourself just by seeing first hand that you do have the inner strength needed to quit completely. Make sure you have a strategy and a future date of when you plan to quit.
For example; you may decide to quit in a month's time. Cut down the amount of cigarettes you smoke daily by just one a day, so that in a month from now, you will have reached your goal of non-smoker.
Make sure you write down or keep a track of all your daily achievements where you'll see it often, so you can see how well you've done and how far you've come.
2. Cold Turkey
Some people prefer to throw away the cigarettes and quit cold turkey. If you're a heavy smoker, you can expect to have some very strong cravings following quitting. Make sure you are prepared for them and have strategies on hand to combat the urges.
Find ways to distract yourself such as, choose to eat something (try to make it healthy, you don't need a weight problem after you've quit) have a glass of water or can of soda, go for a short walk, ring a friend - do anything that you can think of that will divert your attention from the cravings.
Certain triggers that used to cause you to smoke are dangerous. This may mean you have to change your lifestyle for a while. Try to alter your routine and mix it up.
3. Nicotine Replacements
Patches are easily obtained and you don't necessarily need a doctor's prescription, though it would be best to consult your doctor for their opinion on what strength you should start with. Patches decrease your cravings and work by releasing controlled amounts of nicotine into your body, for periods up to a 24 hours.
The patches deliver nicotine steadily, as opposed to having one big nicotine hit from a cigarette. Patches are designed to be worn over a certain amount of time, usually 8 - 10 weeks, depending on how heavily you smoke. You gradually wean yourself off nicotine by lowering the dosage over the time frame until you quit smoking altogether.
Lozenges, gum and nasal inhalers are also another method to quit. A prescription is not required for these nicotine replacement methods and they can be purchased over the counter at your local store.
Medication, such as Zyban and Chantix is available to help smokers quit. You begin to take them prior to quitting, usually about a week before your target date. These medications can only be obtained through a doctor's prescription as they can have side effects so you'll need to be monitored while you are taking them.
They can be a marvelous method to quit smoking and many smokers have had success stories due to medication, though they are not for everyone due to the side effects. Never take them if you are not being supervised.
Hypnosis is the power of suggestion. It doesn't make you do idiotic things such as acting like a chicken unless you want it to. It is simply a suggestion that is placed in your mind while your brain is experiencing a deepened state of brain wave. You are quite aware of what is being said to you and you can either choose to accept it or reject the suggestion. It can be a very powerful tool to use.
Acupuncture on the other hand is the insertion of minute needles in certain locations. Even though it sounds painful, the needles are so fine that you barely feel them. Acupuncture helps to reduce cravings and also helps to ease symptoms that are experienced in the quitting process such as anxiety, nervousness, irritability, restlessness and lack of concentration.
7. Self Help Books and Counseling
There are a huge amount of books available to help you quit smoking. Often reading and researching why you started smoking in the first place can give you a better understanding of why you continue to smoke. Arm yourself with knowledge that can be beneficial in helping you to understand your habit.
Counseling and quit smoking programs are invaluable. Counselors and support staff are available to speak to for help when the going gets tough and often this is enough, just being able to speak to someone who understands. These people are often ex smokers themselves and have a firm grasp of what you are experiencing.
If you are not a smoker but have a family member or friend that is, it can be heartbreaking standing by and watching a loved ones' health slowly decline because of cigarettes. Unfortunately this is a decision that is not yours to make. The smoker is the one who has to decide that they need to quit. Though gentle encouragement and suggestions may help them decide for themselves.
No amount of guilt tripping or insults is going to help the cause unfortunately, in fact it could just make things worse. As mentioned earlier, fear and doubt is something that keeps a smoker in the habit. Individuals need to realize that they can quit and it is possible.
Understand that smoking is a three way addiction - emotional, chemical and boredom. It can be very difficult when attempting to give up, and the average smoker has up to eight attempts to quit. It can be done - don't lose heart if you weaken and start again.
Make up your mind, set a date and perhaps try another method. You are fighting against a habit that has a physical and mental hold on you. Many people have quit smoking and you can too - there are telephone quit lines that are available to help you in times of desperation and they will listen and give you the help you need with compassion, encouragement and no lectures.
Bookmark this page and refer to it every time you even think about smoking.
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