You are always under pressure from someone to stop smoking cigarettes, whether it is from parents when you are younger, from a partner or these days from the increasing pressure from government through bans and social stigma. For many, not stopping smoking is a clear two fingers to those who would try and tell you what to do and signifies the most dangerous act of rebellion you are ever likely to make.
In a statement today by Brisbane Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton she comments that there are over 4000 additives in a tobacco cigarette and amongst the 86 known cancer causing additives, a few are so dangerous that they should shock most people into considering getting help to quit smoking. The additives highlighted were, Arsenic, Formaldehyde, Benzene, Cyanide, Cadmium and Acetone.
Arsenic – A common known element and poison whose oxides are used to make pesticides. Banned in most western countries, it is still allowed to be sprayed on tobacco plants to kill the tobacco worm and is found in resulting tobacco leaves made to make cigarettes.
Formaldehyde – Used as a preservative agent and part of the cigarette manufacturing process, Formaldehyde most commonly known for embalming of corpses is highly toxic and a known carcinogen.
Benzene – Released as part of the burning process and a highly toxic carcinogen, Benzene is a hydro carbon found in Gasoline and other oil based products.
Cyanide – Found in the form of lethal poison Hydrogen Cyanide.
Cadmium – A heavy metal element similar to Lead in its properties and also in its toxicity.
Acetone – most commonly known for stripping your nail polish of your finger nails. Acetone was added to cigarettes to do the same job on your throat and lungs to increase the absorption of nicotine into the bloodstream. Highly toxic and also found to be carcinogenic.
The list goes on and is to name but a few of the 4000 plus chemicals that are released when you smoke.
Maureen Hamilton commented, “Smoking is a trap that we get lured into when we are young. Whether it is through social peer pressure or the imitation of our elders, once we have been trapped, the highly addictive nature of nicotine can be a jailor for life. To quit smoking tobacco first takes the individual to rationalise the need to stop and make a decision that smoking is killing them slowly. Highlighting a few of the many nasty poisons that are found in tobacco may help someone to do this. Once this has been achieved the real work begins to break the psychological and physical addiction to what may have been a major part of a persons adult life and the years of habit forming behaviour and psychological triggers that need to be addressed take a concerted effort of the part of the smoker. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be an all round therapy with a very high success rate in helping people to quit smoking. When someone decides to ask for help, we will be in it for as long as it takes.”
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. More information at http://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/