After you have quit smoking, you will immediately receive some health benefits. Over time the benefits you receive to your health will increase. Eventually your health will improve to the point as if you had never smoked. This is why you MUST quit smoking as soon as you can.
If you have quit smoking, or are thinking of quitting smoking, then read this for extra motivation. Almost immediately your body will benefit, and will continue to do so for many years.
It may even be worth printing this out and placing it in a prominent place, such as your fridge, so you can see it regularly.Within:-20 minutes
– Your blood pressure and heart rate will return to normal.8 hours
– Oxygen levels in your blood return to normal, reducing your chances of having a heart attack.24 hours
– Carbon monoxide leaves your body and your lungs start to clear out mucus and debris. 48 hours
- Nicotine is totally eliminated from your body, and your sense of taste and smell begin to improve.72 hours
– Lung capacity increases, making breathing easier. This significantly increases your energy levels.2-12 weeks
– Circulation improves and your lungs become around 30% more efficient, making exercise far easier.3-9 months
– Breathing problems such as coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing improve. Energy levels also continue to increase.5 years
– The chances of getting cancer are significantly reduced. The risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.10 years
- Pre-cancerous cells are replaced by healthy cells. Risk of heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never smoked.15 years
– Your health is like that of someone who has never smoked.
It would be naive not to acknowledge that it is difficult to quit smoking. A thing that you do 20, maybe even 30 times per day, every day for years is well ingrained. Many people really want to quit, but simply cannot. This is often because although they want to quit on a conscious level, they don't want to quit on a subconscious level. The subconscious mind may still be programmed with those old thoughts that smoking is cool and makes you seem more grown up and mature.
On a conscious level you know this is not true, but unconsciously you don't.
This is why so many people want to quit smoking, but can't. They are literally in two minds. Their conscious mind wants to quit, but their unconscious mind does not. Since the unconscious mind is responsible for our automatic habits and urges, it nearly always wins in the long run.
Hypnotherapy will help be reprogramming the unconscious mind and convincing it that smoking is a negative thing to do. Once successfully treated with hypnotherapy, your conscious and unconscious minds will be in agreement about the negative aspects of smoking, and it will be much easier for you to quit smoking for good.
Jon Rhodes is a top clinical hypnotherapist from the UK. If you need help quitting smoking, then I HIGHLY recommend his hypnotherapy audio pack Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy
. It contains 5 unique hypnotherapy audio sessions designed to help you before, during, and after you have quit.