There are immediate changes to your health that occur when you stop smoking, such as the return of blood pressure and pulse to normal levels, the side effects of nicotine disappear and the chance of having a heart attack drops by half compared with smokers. Instead of focusing on those, it's easier for us to run myths and scenarios through our heads such as "If I quit smoking, I will gain weight", " I have to want to quit" and others. We know, we've been there.
Written by Rami Romanovsky
Throughout the world, more and more people are quitting smoking. Today, approximately only 20% of the adult population are smokers, the cost of cigarettes is constantly on the rise, each year new laws and penalties are enforced and a survey that was recently published indicates that 70% of the population is not interested in a partner who smokes. These issues all have a direct impact on smokers.
So why is it so difficult to quit smoking?
The fear of...
People often think that there are easy ways to stop smoking. They rely on nicotine
replacements, such as patches, gum, vaporizers and e-cigarettes, which are
considered a common method as well as one of the fasted ways to quit smoking.
Nicotine replacement therapy in general, and nicotine patches specifically are used as
a common method for quitting smoking. The patches are adhered to the body and
release set amounts of nicotine over a period of time in order to supply the body with
its nicotine fix.
The idea behind nicotine replacement therapy is to allow smokers to rid themselves of
the smoking habit without having to deal with the physical symptoms of addiction
withdrawal and once the habit is broken, they can gradually cease the dependence on
What Do Nicotine Substitutes Actually Do?
The main problem is that many people seem to think that smoking is a habit rather
than coming to terms with fact that it is actually an addiction.
Once nicotine replacements are used, they reinforce...
Did you know that only 3% of people who try to quit smoking on their own actually succeed for longer than 1 year? Those odds aren’t very good. Furthermore, of the few people that do manage to succeed, many of them are miserable and still feel as though they are being deprived after months or years without smoking.
Why does this happen?
They are still under the powerful spell of the tobacco companies that manipulated them into smoking in the first place! They still feel as though the absence of smoking in their lives has left a void, and in fact they are still spending a lot of time wishing they could smoke rather than really embracing their lives as non-smokers!
How to Break the Spell
Most people that drive cars, even if they’ve been driving for years, probably couldn’t take apart the engine in their car and explain how each part works. When their car breaks down, they know they need to take it to a mechanic. Similarly, Just because you have smoked for a long time...
Why Is Quitting Smoking So Hard?
Many smokers continue to smoke long after the negative effects of smoking begin to outweigh the so-called “positive” effects. The brief relief that comes from smoking a cigarette is overshadowed by the fatigue, coughing, shortness of breath, and various other issues caused or exacerbated by smoking. A lot of people in this position have thought about quitting, some have tried, and yet, they find themselves lighting up day after day.
It is very common for smokers to rationalize their smoking by planning to quit “at some point,” but that perfect moment never seems to come. Some smokers convince themselves that they simply cannot quit, even if they want to: “Quitting is too difficult and I just don’t have enough willpower.”
Habit vs. Addiction
One of the biggest reasons that people struggle or fail to quit smoking is that we think of smoking as a “habit,” rather than an addiction....
What does marketing 101 have to do with smoking?
The marketing guru, Jay Abrahams, offers 3 basic steps towards growing a successful business:
Step 1: Increase the number of clients
Step 2: Increase the average transaction
Step 3: Increase the frequency that the client buys from you
If you think about this model, cigarettes are the perfect product! Unlike a razor or a toaster, cigarettes are so addictive that people have no choice but to keep paying for them, no matter how much you raise the price.
This is one reason the tobacco industry is home to some of the richest companies in the world. On top of that, they have spent decades making their products even more addictive!
Tobacco companies have dumped huge sums of money into developing a highly effective Nicotine Delivery System (NDS). Smart, manipulative chemicals go into cigarettes that cause nicotine to dissolve into the body faster, getting people hooked from the very first cigarette they smoke. Studies show that...
In advance of the 10th Anniversary of Allen Carr’s death (29/11/16) John Waite looks back at the life and work of Allen Carr who helped millions of people quit smoking with his books and clinics.
Presenter John Waite was given “Access All Areas” permission to tour the Worldwide HQ of Allen Carr’s Easyway organisation in London, England, interviewing Allen Carr’s wife, Joyce Carr,Robin Hayley – Chairman, Allen Carr’s Easyway, and John Dicey – Worldwide CEO, Allen Carr’s Easyway – as well as smokers attending an Allen Carr’s Easyway Seminar during the tour.
John Dicey. Worldwide CEO, Allen Carr’s Easyway comments “We are delighted at the interest that has been shown by the media in marking the 10th Anniversary of Allen’s death, and even more delighted that BBC Radio 4 wished to look into Allen’s story...