In a statement today by Brisbane Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton who runs a successful stop smoking therapy program with over 1500 successes to date, who highlights the effects of Oxygen deprivation through the inhalation of Carbon Monoxide produced by cigarettes as a major long term killer and cause of many cancers amongst smokers.
She explained further, “When you are told smoking is going to kill you then you usually hear the same reasons why. We all know about the tar, the toxins, the Arsenic, Acetone and Formaldehyde. Unfortunately people have become somewhat immune to the dangers of ingesting toxic chemicals. We are told everyday how our food is covered in toxins and the air we breathe is full of them, so it is understandable smokers think just a few more through smoking tobacco will not make much of a difference.
I think the oxygen argument today holds more power than talking about toxins. We all know when people smoke, the combustion of the tobacco produces Carbon Monoxide. When you inhale, it blocks the red blood cells in your lungs from taking on board oxygen. Once attached to a red blood cell, the Carbon Monoxide effectively stops the blood cells from working effectively. Smoking depletes the oxygenation of the blood by up to 30%resulting in one third less oxygen being taken up by the cells than normally required.
In recent years, it has been shown that cancer cells thrive in a low oxygenated environment. In fact, work carried out by Nobel winning scientist Johanna Budwig and based on a whole treatment regime for successfully treating cancer around enhancing the amount of oxygen getting to cancer cells. This showed that high levels of oxygen can kill cancer cells. Consistently reducing the level of oxygen in the body through smoking is giving the potential for cancers to increase their long termgrowth. It is like every cigarette smokes is a handful of fertilizer. Sooner of later, something is going to start growing.”
Ms Hamilton continued, “The long term effects of oxygen deprivation are rarely used as part of the stop smoking campaign lobby, but it is clear that as a long term detriment to health, it may in fact be one of the most detrimental side effects of smoking tobacco that smokers need to know. For smokers, this is an important risk factor!”
Maureen Hamilton is a published author, speaker; and assists people with habits such as smoking and weight issues, traumas, anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, addictions and so much more, utilizing her exceptional skills as a Specialist in Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. The Richards Trauma Process is an exceptional process allowing people with PTSD, anxiety, depression and other emotional issues to achieve a calm and peaceful life. Maureen is also a Demartini Method Facilitator.
Maureen has previously worked in many areas of health in Australia as well as overseas. Her health background includes training in general and midwifery nursing, mental health and children’s behavioural issues (including the effects of emotional trauma especially in children). Maureen is very much involved in promoting and assisting people to obtain optimal health and is absolutely committed to helping people become non-smokers, lose weight and have a fulfilling life.