I’ve got plenty of time to quit smoking.
I don’t really smoke that much. My grandmother lived to a 100 and smoked 40 cigarettes a day. They over hype the damaging effects of smoking. I will stop smoking when I’m 50. I only smoke when I drink, so I’m not really a smoker.
There are so many things that we say to ourselves to convince ourselves hows it’s OK to not to quit smoking. It’s a form of kidology. Like, who are we kidding? Well we are kidding ourselves, and our health, and in some cases the health of people close to us.
The tobacco industry in many cases is a mafia type organisation. Only recently, I read a newspaper headline of how the tobacco industry in the USA are stepping up their fight to try to avoid new graphic-warning labels that are due to be affixed to cigarette packs by 2012 .
Four large U.S. tobacco companies have filed lawsuits claiming that these labels are an unconstitutional way of forcing the companies to spread the government’s anti-smoking message.
Excuse me… an unconstitutional way? What the heck does that mean? I would say cigarettes have been and are a constitutional way that we harm and kill people in our society.
Quit smoking to improve your health
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.
The Government has a right to warn people about the harmful effects of smoking, and pictures are a clear way of getting the message across to the brain. There is not sufficient room on a cigarette pack to list all the 4000 chemicals and the side effects of each of these. Any prescription you get nowadays has a leaflet inside, that explains the contra indications and side effects of the medicine you are taking. You would need a ruddy great big encyclopedia size to fit into a small packet of cigarettes to warn any potential purchaser of the side effects.
So its a good idea to get the message across and encourage people to quit smoking. Many people who do smoke actually secretly want to stop but sometimes need support and help to do so. These picture warnings on cigarette packets are not just for the smoker, but are also seen by close family members such as young children. Young children have a great deal of influence in getting their parents to stop smoking.
It’s a fact that one of the most successful ways to stop smoking is by using hypnosis or hypnotherapy. It has been shown to be three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapies.
Further reading 6 reasons to quit smoking
By Sarah Jons