Time to Stop Smoking!


This Stop Smoking information is presented to you with the hope that you will make the decision to quit. Smoking is not cool anymore!

If you clicked on this link then you or someone you know may be a smoker and would like to stop smoking. Congratulations for making the effort!

As a life strategist, not only do I advocate for staying on target for achieving your goals, I also advocate for the preservation of life. Every cigarette takes away 7 minutes of your life. You do the math based on how much you smoke.

According to the National Cancer Instutite, in addition to nicotine, cigarettes contain over 4000 different chemicals that add to the damage done to your body? Some are:

  • Acetone

  • Ammonia

  • Arsenic

  • Carbon monoxide

  • DDT

  • Vinyl chloride as found in paint stripper floor cleaner, ant poison lighter fuel, car batteries, car exhaust fumes, insecticide, gas chambers, rocket fuel, moth balls

    More Reasons to Stop Smoking

  • According to the Center for Disease Control, about 440,000 people die in the US each year from tobacco use.

  • According to the World Health Organization cigarettes kill half of its lifetime users.

  • Approximately 1 of every 5 deaths is associated with cigarette smoking.

  • Did you know that cigarettes kill more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined?

  • Approximately 0.1 billion people died from tobacco use in the 20th century. It is estimated that ten times as many will die in the 21st century.

  • Of every one alive today, 500,000,000 will eventually be killed by tobacco.

    Passive Smoking

  • Nonsmokers who are exposed to passive smoking increase their risk of lung cancer by between 20 and 30 percent.

  • Children are at greater risk from passive smoking. There are several problems they can develop such as pneumonia and bronchitis, coughing and wheezing, worsening of asthma, middle ear disease, and possibly neurobehavioral impairment and cardiovascular disease in adulthood.

  • A pregnant woman who is exposed to second hand smoke can cause damage to the fetus. It becomes worse when if the child continues to receive exposure to second hand smoke after birth.

    Important to Note

    It has been documented that people who smoke are more likely to experience difficulty falling asleep at night, awake early in the mornings, sleepiness throughout the day, and nightmares. There are several possible causes.

  • The stimulating effect of nicotine makes it difficult to fall asleep.
  • The smoker's sleep is a restless due to breathing difficulties associated to smoking or smoker's withdrawals during the night.

    If one experiences a disturbed, restless pattern of sleep, they are sleepy during the day and over time can begin to experience many symptoms of sleep deprivation such as impaired thinking. This is not good strategy when playing the Game of Life to succeed.

    If you truly want to find happiness and the true meaning of life, I encourage you to get rid of these destructive habits and stop smoking. Smoking ruins your lungs and body, make you more susceptible to deadly diseases such as Mesothelioma while setting a bad example for your children. Not to mention the potential to destroy your health, which you need to achieve your goals in life.

    Many of you by now have made the decision to quit smoking. You know the dangers but your body has become addicted to the chemicals in the cigarettes. Here is the good news.

    Good News to Quit Smoking

  • Once you stop smoking, even after smoking for 30 years, the dangers for diseases are reduced.

  • Think about how much money you would save. Do the math. The savings can go towards doing something nice for youself every month. Maybe you can get a massage. Or save the money and at the end of the year take a trip somewhere.

  • There is so much help available to help you stop smoking. There are internet sites such as Nicotine Anonymous that can help you find a center close to you. There are clinics in your area with skilled personnel to assist you.

  • If you need a nonjudgmental ally, please

    contact me.

    Nicotine is highly addictive and may be difficult to quit on your own. Talk to you physician about it. They can provide you with support organizations that can help you in your effort to stop smoking.

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