The dangers of smoking have long been publicized and strong efforts done to communicate this information to the general public as a way of discouraging smoking. Amongst the dangers of smoking is an important effect hardly talked about. The effect of smoking on your skin is real and is outspoken as it out for all to see.
Damage to the skin or outer exposed parts of our bodies is the most sensitive as everyone makes an effort to keep themselves looking presentable and young TKO Carts. Communicating the effects of smoking on the skin may after all yield more desirable results especially amongst the young in anti-smoking campaigns and interventions.
To begin with tobacco has more that 4000 toxins that have been medically confirmed to be harmful to your body. Smoking cigarettes has the direct effect of depriving your body of much needed nutrients and oxygen. This over a period of time leads to pale and discolored skin. This is highly noticeable in many smokers especially those who have been smoking for many years. Younger people who do not smoke would not ordinarily have their skin discoloring. However, it has been found that younger smokers such as teenage smokers develop pale and discolored skin even in their young age due to smoking.
Your skin is made up of fibers known scientifically as collagen and elastin. These fibers give your skin its tension, elasticity and strength. Apparently smoking deals a heavy blow to these fibers leading to sagging skin. This looks terrible and unappealing and often leads to people who smoke especially women losing their confidence even in their beauty.
This in itself will make it even harder for them to stop smoking due to stress and less of self confidence. Studies show that passive smoking may also lead to sagging skin. This will likely affect siblings of a smoker who spend a lot of time with the smoker at home. Passive smoking also known as second hand smoke also leads to heart disease and high blood pressure.
Finally smoking leads to aging spots on the skin of smokers. It also leads to strained mouth skin due to constant gripping of a cigarette on the mouth. In the end your mouth will develop lines that run on the skin surrounding your mouth. Further finger skin and nails will also get stained due to cigarette smoke. The best way out in all these situations is to quit smoking. Studies already show that by stopping smoking most of these defects will be reversed over time with a proper eating healthy plan.
Quitting smoking is hard right? Well, like anything you try to accomplish there are some ways that are considerably harder than others. However, if I said to you that quitting smoking is really really easy you might just think I have taken leave of my senses because of course everybody knows that giving up smoking is hard!
So now let me ask you the question. Why? Why do you believe that it is hard to quit? Some of the answers I expect here are, “I’ve tried and all I could think about was smoking”, “I’m addicted”, “my friend tried to stop once but only lasted a couple of days”, “when I stop I really crave cigarettes”. In other words you have some experience, either first hand or second hand to back up your belief that it is hard to stop smoking. So under those circumstances you would believe that it’s hard to quit smoking.
However, much of what we understand about smoking and how addictive it is and how hard it is to give up smoking has been mediated by the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. There is a very good reason for this and it comes down to money. The tobacco industry has a vested interest in keeping it’s customers because less people are now taking up smoking, more people than ever are succeeding in quitting and that’s not great if you are in the business of profiting from tobacco. Of course when your customers start to leave, smart businesses react to keep those customers. The tobacco industry reacted by becoming involved with the pharmaceutical companies making the nicotine replacement remedies! That’s right, tobacco companies actually hold shares in these companies. It’s win win for them, especially when you consider the appallingly low success rates of these products. The problem with all of the pharmaceutical approaches is they address the “nicotine addiction” and it’s not the nicotine that is causing you to fail in your attempts to quit.
If you believe that something is hard to do then it will be hard! Lets have a look at just how this works. Imagine that you went to your local driving test centre and every candidate that drove in for their test you told them that there was no way they were going to pass because the examiner was really picky or perhaps you told them that he was in a real bad mood and just not passing anybody that day. What do you think that would do to the pass rate for the day? Yep, that’s right, it would go down. Less people would pass the test! But why should that be, after all the test it’s self is exactly the same. Well it all comes down to that persons perception of what the test will be like. In other words their perception affects what actually happens on the test. It is exactly the same with smoking! If you expect it to be hard to quit smoking then it will be and lets face it if you are addicted then by definition it is going to be hard and you are likely to fail!
So how do you give up smoking easily? Well that really is the sixty four million dollar question. Hypnosis is the easiest way to quit without cravings simply because it addresses the one thing that the pharmaceutical methods can’t. It addresses the sense of loss felt by the smoker. If you feel that you are giving something up then you will miss it. You are reminded all day long of your old habit. Every time you sit down for a cup of tea, talk on the phone, take a break, all those things you used to do with a ciggy remind you that you have lost something that had some value to you. The sense of loss you feel is proportional to the value you placed on the cigarettes to help you relax or help you concentrate or whatever. So although you want to stop smoking, (you tell yourself it’s bad for you, you feel scared at the prospect of contracting some smoking related disease, you think of the money you would save etc), you can’t because of the value you have placed on those cigarettes.