Updated: Jul 10
My family has a long legacy with smoking. I remember my mother smoking her pack-a-day Benson and Hedges 100's - menthol of course because they smelled SO much better! Back then, smoking was portrayed as something that young, glamorous and beautiful people did. There were no warnings on the cigarette packs. When she was young, my mother had the same long blonde hair as the model in the ad, she was beautiful and vivacious. You can almost see why it was easy to WANT to smoke.
However, after smoking for 50 years, her lips had deep lines, grooves and wrinkles. She had no sense of taste and could not go without cigarettes for more than a few hours due to nicotine dependence. She had COPD and could barely walk down the driveway without coughing and wheezing. Her illogical reasoning for not quitting was weight gain and how it 'calmed her down'.
Both my parents died from lung cancer.
My sister started smoking at age 13...she unfortunately seemed to be following in my mother's footsteps. Smoking was her identity, that's how she saw and described herself. Her life was a series of triggering events based on when and why she lit up. Anxious? Light up. After breakfast ritual? Light up. She eventually was diagnosed with COPD and asthma. She was in serious danger of getting cancer.
Good news was...she was ready to quit.
Smoking cessation through hypnosis is highly effective and avoids nicotine replacement options like Chantix (which was recalled in 2020 for having trace carcinogens). I first started by educating her as to the dangers, then gave her ways to combat cravings and then learn new healthy replacement behaviors. Along the journey she discovered WHY she smoke and we confronted and resolved those issues.
Hypnosis saved her life.
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