Thursday, January 22, 2015

Depressing Facts & Figures About Smoking That The Tobacco Companies Won’t Tell You

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An addiction is defined as the unhealthy relationship between substances (such as alcohol, smoking drugs) or behaviors (gambling, porn) where the person uses more than they’d like to use, and continue using despite the harmful consequences. Perhaps smoking should also be defined as an addiction, because once you start smoking, it’s so tough to kick the habit. Here are a few disturbing facts about smoking that the tobacco companies won’t tell you.

A Single Cigarette Stick Contains A Lot Of Terrifying Chemicals

If you look at the studies made by health experts (and even by your local clinical hypnotherapist Adelaide), on the different chemical compounds and ingredients placed into a single cigarette stick, perhaps you’ll be so afraid to light up again. It’s because cigarette smoke contains hydrogen cyanide, radioactive lead, polonium and benzene and others, which are all cancer-causing ingredients.

Second-hand smoke has also been noted to contain more than seventy cancer-causing chemicals, of which eleven are listed as Group 1 carcinogens. The smoke from a burning cigarette also has higher levels of toxins as compared to the smoke exhaled by the individual. And don’t you know that half of the people who have undergone lung cancer surgery recover, and reach for a pack again?

Mental Illness Goes Hand in Hand With Nicotine Addiction

A study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine in the US notes that certain types of mental illnesses go in tandem with addiction to nicotine. Just like butter and toast, cigarettes could also go hand in hand with depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders and others.

The average population of smokers all over the world today is between 20 to 25 percent. What’s frightening is that 75 to 90 percent of people who suffer from schizophrenia are smokers, while 70 to 80 percent of patients with bipolar disorder are smokers too.

There’s Technology To Remove Nicotine, But Cigarette Companies Don’t Use It

We all know that nicotine is the main ingredient which makes people get so hooked to smoking. Instead of removing nicotine, what cigarette makers do is increase the nicotine content. They even use advanced techniques to develop new chemical variants and manipulate nicotine levels.

Apart from going cold turkey or using a nicotine patch, another innovative but effective method to help people stop smoking is hypnotherapy South Australia. In a study made by the University of Ohio involving 5,600 participants, male smokers who underwent hypnosis treatment had cessation success rates of 20 to 30 percent, which is a bit higher than other treatment forms. So, join a hypnosis treatment session now, and successfully kick the smoking habit!

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