Smoking-Cessation

Smoking Cessation solutions from the The Devon Clinic

Smoking has long been known to be detrimental to your health as well as those around you.

Effective Smoking Cessation treatments from The Devon Clinic:

Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Aromatherapy

Life Coach

Nutritional Therapy

Acupressure

The Devon Clinic is pleased to offer Smoking Cessation treatments from the following local practitioner(s):

Michael Potter at New Devon Clinic

Michael Potter

 
 Chris Fleet (Dip.Hyp. Adv D. hyp, GQHP) at New Devon Clinic

Chris Fleet (Dip.Hyp. Adv D. hyp, GQHP)

More About Smoking Cessation

It is a difficult habit to break, some companies will offer you nicotine patches, chewing gum, tablets, all sorts of different stuff.

HYPNOTHERAPY AND SMOKING
Hypnosis has been proven to be THE most effective therapy on the market. Some hypnotists will work on their clients using suggestion hypnosis only. However by using advanced hypnosis we can find out where your subconscious is gaining its ‘satisfaction link’ from and redirect that satisfaction link elsewhere, to stop any cravings. We can also use a suggestion script that will help you further. Most people assume that when they stop smoking they will put on weight or become ‘moody’ or aggressive. In some this becomes a self fulfilling prophecy, because they already believe it is going to happen, it will happen. We can change the way your subconscious views this so that weight gain/anger do not become options.

ACUPUNCTURE AND SMOKING
Through extensive clinical use, acupuncture has proved to be an effective treatment that has helped many people to overcome their tobacco addiction, and indeed has helped many people in their withdrawal from other addictive substances. Because of its proven effectiveness, acupuncture is widely used in drug detox clinics around the world.

Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known. When you combine this chemical with the flavour of tobacco smoke and the oral satisfaction of a cigarette, you get an addiction that is very difficult to break. However, acupuncture treatment tends to transform the taste of tobacco into a bad experience, which may make smoking cessation less difficult. Also, acupuncture treatment alleviates nervousness, agitation, and other signs of mental distress. This calming effect may also make the smoking cessation experience less stressful.

DID YOU KNOW:

Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, many of them known poisons.

Nicotine and carbon monoxide play a role in the process leading to heart and blood vessel disease. Tar in tobacco contains dozens of chemicals that cause cancer.

Smoking adds to the artery-clogging process that can lead to heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. It also overworks the heart and reduces its oxygen supply, makes clots more likely to form in blood vessels, and increases the risk of potentially fatal changes in the heart beat.

Cigarette smoking:

  • doubles the risk of heart attack;
  • doubles the risk again if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol;
  • increases the risk of heart attack 10 times in women using the contraceptive pill;
  • doubles the risk of stroke;
  • increases the risk of gangrene by more than five times.
  • Passive smoking is especially risky for children and babies. It can cause the following:
  • – low birth weight babies
  • – sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • – bronchitis and pneumonia
  • – middle ear infections

Smoking has been shown to have harmful effects on all parts of the digestive system, contributing to such common disorders as heartburn and peptic ulcers. It also increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and possibly gallstones. Smoking seems to affect the liver, too, by changing the way it handles drugs and alcohol. In fact, there seems to be enough evidence to stop smoking solely on the basis of digestive distress.

A smokers excess risk of heart disease is reduced by 50% after only one year of smoking abstinence.

Fifteen years after stopping smoking the risk of heart disease is about the same as if you had never smoked.

There are short term economic and health benefits of smoking cessation both in terms of money saved on medical costs and CVD events avoided.

Chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco smoke make smoking harmful. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals. At least 43 are known carcinogens (cause cancer in humans).

Cigarettes are one of few products which can be sold legally which can harm and even kill you over time if used as intended.

Currently there are ongoing lawsuits in the USA which aim to hold tobacco companies responsible for the effects of smoking on the health of long term smokers.

Benzene (petrol additive)
A colourless cyclic hydrocarbon obtained from coal and petroleum, used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture – and contained in cigarette smoke. It is a known carcinogen and is associated with leukaemia.

Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)
A colourless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies – also found in cigarette smoke. Known to cause cancer, respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal problems.

Ammonia (toilet cleaner)
Used as a flavouring, frees nicotine from tobacco turning it into a gas, found in dry cleaning fluids.

Acetone (nail polish remover)
Fragrant volatile liquid ketone, used as a solvent, for example, nail polish remover – found in cigarette smoke.

Tar
Particulate matter drawn into lungs when you inhale on a lighted cigarette. Once inhaled, smoke condenses and about 70 per cent of the tar in the smoke is deposited in the smoker’s lungs.

Nicotine (insecticide/addictive drug)
One of the most addictive substances known to man, a powerful and fast-acting medical and non-medical poison. This is the chemical which causes addiction.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) (car exhaust fumes)
An odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas, rapidly fatal in large amounts – it’s the same gas that comes out of car exhausts and is the main gas in cigarette smoke, formed when the cigarette is lit. Others you may recognize are :

Plus Arsenic (rat poison) and Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison).

Source: Health Education Authority (UK) – Lifesaver

Smoking Cessation is also sometimes known as:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Smoking habit

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