Smoking kills over 78,000 people in the UK every year and increases your risk of developing over 50 serious health conditions.
Smoking during pregnancy can contribute to miscarriage as well as premature birth and stillborn too.
It is not just smokers who are at risk, but also those who inhale smoke through passive smoking. Children and young babies are particularly at risk with increased risks of meningitis, cot death, asthma and glue ear.
By reducing the blood supply to the penis, smoking can also lead to impotence as well as infertility in both men and women
For us as adults, as previously mentioned, smoking can lead to as many as 50 serious health problems, including the following cancers
Lung (smoking causes 70% of lung cancer cases)
voice box (larynx)
oesophagus (the tube between your mouth and stomach)
plus major heart and lung problems.
Smoking is learnt behaviour, a habit that can be broken, if it is something you really want to do. Some people have what's called a secondary gain (a reason not to stop) and when this is the case the secondary gain needs to be addressed before tackling the smoking habit.
Q. What is a secondary gain?
A. A secondary gain is the “benefit” people get from not overcoming a specific bad habit or problem. For example, a smoker may use the cigarette break at work as a reason not to stop, or it may be the only time they get 10 minutes alone time, it may be the fear of gaining weight should the decide to return to being a non smoker.
With the help of hypnotherapy you could return to being a non-smoker in just one session