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Geoffrey Schofield D.Hyp D.CBT

Stop Smoking in Derby

Stop Smoking

There are many reasons to quit smoking. For you to be successful, the only reason you need is the one that is right for YOU! If you stop smoking, it will help your health and your family’s health…and, it will save you money.

Your health

If you quit smoking, you will have less chance of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood vessel disease. It will also lower your chance of getting cancer of the lungs, voice box, mouth, neck, oesophagus , bladder, and cervix . Your chances of having a lung disease such as asthma will also be lower. If you stop smoking, you will have less chance of broken bones due to osteoporosis.

Your family’s health

Your family will also be healthier if you quit smoking. By not breathing harmful second hand smoke, your spouse or children will have less chance of lung cancer. Your children will also have a lower chance of ear and lung infections and chest colds. By not smoking, you will reduce the risk of your baby being born prematurely or with a low birth weight. The chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in your new-born will also be lower.

Do you want your children to smoke? It is well known that children of parents who smoke are more likely to grow up to be smokers.

Other reasons to quit smoking

If you quit smoking, you will be able to save money and decrease bad breath. Your clothes, hair, and skin will smell cleaner. Your teeth will not have tobacco stains. You may also have fewer wrinkles. Your decision to stop smoking will make the air around you cleaner. Air that is free from harmful tobacco smoke can be enjoyed by everyone.

The pay off

In addition to being easier on your wallet and the ones you love, quitting smoking has health benefits that start almost instantly and extend for the rest of your life:

  • Within 20 minutes
    Blood pressure, body temperature and pulse rate will drop to normal.
  • Within eight hours
    Smoker’s breath disappears. Carbon monoxide level in blood drops; oxygen level rises to normal.
  • Within 24 hours
    Chance of heart attack decreases.
  • Within 48 hours
    Nerve endings start to regroup. Ability to taste and smell improves.
  • Within three days
    Breathing is easier.
  • Within two to three months
    Circulation improves. Lung capacity increases up to 30 percent. Walking becomes easier.
  • Within one to nine months
    Sinus congestion and shortness of breath decrease. Cilia that sweep debris from your lungs grow back. Energy increases.
  • Within one year
    Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
  • Within two years
    Heart attack risk drops to near normal.
  • Within five years
    Lung cancer death rate for the average former pack-a-day smoker decreases by almost half. Stroke risk is reduced. Risk of mouth, throat, and oesophageal cancer is half that of a smoker.
  • Within 10 years
    Lung cancer death rate is similar to that of a non-smoker. The precancerous cells are replaced.
  • Within 15 years
    Risk of coronary heart disease same as a person who has never smoked.

Stop SmokingThe cost of smoking

If you haven’t already decided to stop smoking for health reasons, then consider this. Smoking 20 cigarettes a day costs £135.00 a month*.

Put this another way, if it was invested for ten years you could have one of the following nest eggs:

Individual Savings Account – £19,425 *
Bank or Building Society – £17,389 *
Stakeholder Pension – £27,700 *
Saved under mattress – £16,000 *

* 2007 figures

Why hypnotherapy works in quitting the habit

Hypnotherapy was proven to be the best method of stopping smoking by WHICH magazine in 1994 and also NEW SCIENTIST magazine in 2001. Their findings were as a result of an in-depth study of all methods of stopping smoking. I have a 95% success ratio based on ONE SESSION of treatment.

The important aspect of this is that the session is tailored to the individual client in finding the reasons and the factors why that person smokes. The reason why so many people fail to stop smoking is because there is no real incentive to give up. They feel that they have given something up “for nothing” ie.

There is no tangible or immediate reward/benefit. What I do is offer people something in return. Every time they do not smoke they will get a “buzz” far greater than the one they ever used to get from smoking.

As a closing statement, think of this:

The difference between a smoker & a non-smoker is not that a non smoker doesn’t smoke – its that a non smoker has no desire to smoke.

The single session costs £120

Geoffrey Schofield D.CBT D.Hyp
1 Vernon Street
Derby, DE1 1FR.
Mobile : 07582 865 265
Telephone : 01332 559 126
Email : alexanderpracticederby@gmail.com