The Hypnotist

Smoking

Although the following information is important, it's equally important to understand that your success in being a non-smoker is determined on how badly you really want to be one. If you agree that the following information is the reason you want to quit then there's a very good chance that you will. Hypnosis for smoking only works when you come to me with the right motivation.

Why you need to smoke:
Your brain naturally produces dopamine which is the agent responsible for calming you down in stressful situations. It can be found in various foods which you probably eat every day. When you raise your dopamine level, you feel really good. And when you lower your dopamine level, you feel really bad. Nicotine is a drug that not only raises your dopamine level, thereby making you feel good and calming your nerves, but it has an adverse reaction where it lowers your dopamine level times ten, which means that it elevates your high twice as much and then lowers it 10 times as much, bringing you so far down that everything and everyone irritates you until you have another shot of nicotine.

And now the cure:
If you were to exercise, thereby elevating your heartbeat, and exercise for 20 minutes straight, keeping your heartbeat elevated, you would produce the same amount of dopamine in your brain as if you had smoked two cigarettes. So when you feel agitated, take a brisk 20-minute walk around your neighborhood. Or eat some fruits and vegetables as well as bananas, dark chocolate, milk, cheese, yogurt, beef, chicken, turkey, salmon, eggs, almonds and walnuts. Everything in this paragraph elevates your dopamine level and can eliminate your need for cigarettes.

Smoking can cause and is strongly correlated with emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer of the mouth, larynx and esophagus. The American Lung Association says smoking plays a role in cancer of the pancreas, kidney, bladder, and in women, cervix cancer.

Every cigarette contains 1 to 2 milligrams of nicotine and it reaches your brain in 8 to 10 seconds. There are many damaging chemicals taken in with each inhale of a cigarette. Cigarette smoke contains 4,000 chemicals and poisons, 50 of which cause cancer. Each time you inhale you take in nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, cyanide, arsenic, formaldehyde, ammonia and benzene, to name a few.

Cigar smokers have higher death rates from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and are 4 to 10 times more likely to die from cancers of the throat, mouth, lips, larynx and esophagus than nonsmokers. People who chew tobacco are more likely to develop oral cancers which affect the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums.

The nicotine taken in from smoking affects the entire body. It acts directly on the heart to change the rate and blood pressure. It acts on nerves that control respiration. Nicotine molecules are shaped like the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Its receptors are involved in muscle movements, breathing, heart rate, learning and memory. It also releases other neurotransmitters and hormones that affect mood and appetite such as dopamine and serotonin that produce feelings of pleasure and reward. Nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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