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Passive Smoking Of Cigarettes And Its Effect On The Health Of Loved Ones You

Sep 17, 2008
Although most people know that smoking is dangerous, many smokers cannot seem to quit. They defend their habit by saying that they are only affecting themselves if they smoke. However, smoking also has an effect on the health of those who don't smoke. Family, children, friends, co-workers, and even bystanders may suffer health effects from passive smoking.

What is passive smoking? You probably are familiar with the term "secondhand smoke" to describe the smoke inhaled by someone within close proximity to a smoker. Secondhand smoke is a combination of smoke from a burning cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and the smoke exhaled by a smoker. It often contains greater amounts of harmful chemicals than inhaled smoke, for instance, double the amount of tar and nicotine. This puts passive smokers at a higher risk of smoking related diseases and health issues.

Studies of the effects of passive smoking on health show increased risks for heart disease, lung disease, and various illnesses for people constantly exposed to secondhand smoke. Statistics on smoking and passive smoking show a link between secondhand smoke and cancer, with people exposed to secondhand smoke having an increased risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Sadly, it is not uncommon for the nonsmoking spouse or child of a smoker to develop illnesses related to smoking because of long-term secondhand smoke inhalation.

Secondhand smoke is especially damaging to infants and children. Young children exposed to secondhand smoke are at a higher risk of respiratory infections and other respiratory health problems. Children who have asthma are at a higher risk of having more frequent attacks. Passive smoking is also responsible for raising a pregnant woman's risk of having a low birth weight baby or a miscarriage.

Due to the negative health effects of secondhand smoke, smoking has been outlawed in many public areas, such as restaurants and bars. Secondhand smoke can also be an issue in the workplace. Workers who inhale secondhand smoke have an increased risk of illness and even miss more days of work. This has led many offices to ban smoking on the premises, and some areas have even passed legislation against smoking at work. Among workplaces with a ban on smoking, employers report more productive employees and fewer absences from work.

Typically, most smokers begin searching for ways to quit smoking out of concern for their family's health. There are several ways to stop smoking, and one of the easiest ways is through the use of a quit smoking hypnosis program. Hypnosis programs for quitting smoking are designed specifically to help smokers stop smoking without going through withdrawal. They are particularly useful because they help smokers fight the mental aspect of the addiction, which is the most difficult aspect to overcome.

Self-hypnotherapy programs for quitting smoking are designed to teach people hypnosis techniques to help quit smoking. One of the best things about such a program is the fact that smokers learn how to stop smoking without having withdrawal. In fact, hypnosis techniques can reduce or even completely eliminate withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. Another good thing is that since people are instructed on how to use hypnotic techniques on themselves, they do not have to worry about having a relapse. If they feel the urge to smoke, they just remember and use the techniques that allowed them to quit.

Hypnosis produces many effects to help people quit smoking. It is a powerful tool for ending smoking cravings while also acting as a relaxation tool to relieve anxiety and stress. It also acts as a motivational tool to eliminate the psychological urge to smoke. This combination of effects gives hypnosis its effectiveness in helping people to quit smoking for good.

Some of the benefits of quitting smoking include improved health for the quitting smoker as well as for friends, co-workers, and family. Those who want to stop smoking out of concern for their loved ones can turn to hypnotherapy for a safe and non-invasive tool for ending a smoking habit. Anyone can learn hypnotic techniques for quitting from a good hypnosis program, and hypnotherapy has a high rate of success because it makes quitting smoking easier and faster.
About the Author
Alan B. Densky, CH is a pioneer in the use of Ericksonian stop smoking Hypnosis CDs. He offers both audio hypnosis & NLP CDs, and Neuro-VISION video hypnosis to stop smoking DVDs. Visit his hypnotherapy for self help website for free hypnosis videos & resources.
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