by Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH,
is one of the most dangerous substances that you can
take into your body. Over 200 known poisonous substances
are in tobacco smoke. Nicotine, arsenic, cyanide, carbon
monoxide, formaldehyde and phenol are a few of the more
commonly known ones.
A two pack a day smoker shortens his or her life by
eight years, and even light smokers, those who smoke
one to nine cigarettes a day, shorten their life expectancy
about four years. Smokers take 22 percent more sick
time than non-smokers and require 10 percent longer
to recover from illnesses.
Every smoker is injured to some degree by every cigarette
he lights. A one pack a day smoker puts one quart of
tobacco tar into his or her lungs every year. As these
sticky tars paint the lungs, chemicals cause the lungs
to become stiff and lose their elasticity, a condition
known as emphysema. It is significant that emphysema
is irreversible and incurable. Once lung tissue has
lost its elasticity and the air sacs rupture, the lungs'
function is destroyed permanently.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths,
and cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The
reason that lung cancer is particularly dangerous is
because very early in its development the cancer is
prone to spread throughout the bloodstream to other
organs in the body. By the time the cancer is found,
it has often already spread to the liver, brain and
bones. The particularly sad fact is that the primary
treatment of lung cancer is surgical removal with only
about a 10 percent cure rate. The key treatment for
lung cancer lies in prevention of the cancer through
elimination of smoking.
Strokes are a common cause of death in patients having
a combination of uncontrolled high blood pressure and
a history of cigarette smoking. Smoking is also one
of the leading causes of gingivitis, a gum disease The
tars from tobacco smoke coat the crevices between the
teeth and underneath the gums, causing deposits of destructive
plaque and pockets of pus. Cancer of the lip is primarily
caused by smoking and excessive exposure to sunlight.
Smokers have a high incidence of bladder and kidney
cancer because the chemicals from tobacco tars, which
have been absorbed into the bloodstream, are excreted
through the urine. These cancer-causing chemicals are
in constant contact with the bladder throughout all
the years the person smokes and ultimately produce cancer
in these organs.
Hypnotherapy is the best way to stop smoking permanently.
If smoking is just a bad habit, then one session can
make you a non-smoker for life. If your smoking results
from deeply buried subconscious negative forcing functions,
then hypnotherapy must uncover and eliminate these so
your subconscious computer can be reprogrammed for you
to become a permanent non-smoker who is healthy again.