How Do I Stop Smoking?

How many times have we heard ourselves say ” I know that I should stop smoking, but I don’t know how.” ?

Isn’t “How do I stop smoking?” a question that we ask ourselves almost every time we light up?

Wouldn’t it be nice to stop obsessing about it and actually find ways that you can stop smoking ?

Well…. You found it… You have found an effective drug-free method right here…. Read on….

How Do I Know I Can Stop?

If you can follow a few simple directions, anyone can stop smoking. The causes of smoking are in your thinking.

We will introduce you to the concept of Abstinence Psychotherapy​ and we give you all the tools you will need to change your thinking for effective long term results….

This is a psychological approach that employs no drugs, vapes, behavior modification, or aversion therapy.

The techniques that you will learn here will last for a lifetime.

Will I Gain Weight?

Will you gain weight when you stop smoking?

No, not unless you substitute food. This approach does not recommend any substitutions.

We will teach you precise techniques that will enable you to stop smoking without gaining weight.

Special diets in preparation of stopping smoking are not necessary.

Will I be Irritable?

A smoker’s life is controlled by nicotine. Nicotine makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you feel sad and makes you feel satisfied. All of your emotions are hostage to nicotine.

Smoking releases dopamine to your brain. Dopamine is a “Feel Good” drug and your brain is conditioned to receive “dopamine stimulation” every 1-2 hours.

When we stop smoking, imbalances can cause people to engage in a range of behaviors, especially to react irritably to the loss of nicotine.

At Stop for Life, we understand these challenges and have a plan to help you to cope.

What if I have Smoked Most of My Life?

It does not matter how long you have smoked, how much you smoke, or how many people around you smoke.

These techniques will work for anyone, at any time, under any conditions or circumstances.

What Support Can I Expect from You?

You will be supplied with comprehensive step-by-step instructions.

The course of study and application will span 5 days….

You will stop on Day #3.

Days #4 & #5 will be spent reinforcing your decision to stop smoking.

What is My Guarantee?

We guarantee that you will stop for as long as you choose to stop.

The choice will be yours alone…. You will be in complete control.

You will never return to smoking without making a conscious and deliberate choice to smoke.

Is it affordable?

In almost every case, the cost will be less than what you probably spent yesterday on cigarettes.

By acting today, you will never again have to spend your hard-earned money by burning it up in smoke.

Why You Must Act Now

The only thing standing in your way right now from becoming an Ex-Smoker  3 days from now is Procrastination…

Procrastination is the Killer of all Ambition.

Success is found at the crossroads of Opportunity and Preparedness.

You will never be more prepared than you are right now.

Don’t miss this Opportunity…. It may never pass this way again.

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Stress and Smoking

What is the relationship between stress and smoking? Stress is thought to influence the use of drugs, including cigarette smoking, but the mechanisms by which it does so are not clear.

Many people who smoke say that they smoke to relieve stress or that they smoke more when experiencing stress. People who have quit smoking say that stress is the number one reason for relapse.

Psychological stress influences the development of substance dependence, including tobacco dependence.

Smoking cigarettes to relieve stress promotes the opposite effect. Smoking actually increases stress, which further drives continued smoking. Stress is an urge to smoke which is magnified.

Biologists explain stress as a negative feeling you experience when your body does not appropriately respond to a threat.Psychosocial stress refers to a specific type of stress you experience that originates from any type of interaction with people.Stress may manifest itself in many different ways,

Smoking as Stress Reliever

Smoking does not relieve stress or boredom. Actually, the opposite is true… We talk about smoking out of boredom, when actually we are smoking due to an urge to smoke that we are not recognizing as such… Same with Stress.

When a person smokes, nicotine reaches the brain in a few seconds and causes the release of a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine causes feelings of pleasure and relaxation, a sensation the body craves again and again.

When a Smoker experiences an urge to smoke, he/she begins to withdraw from their last nicotine “fix”…. Then, they smoke to relieve the discomfort of that addiction withdrawal. This happens again and again several times daily every single day over the course of the Smoker’s lifetime.

Over time, the addicted mind perceives this relief of discomfort as pleasure. Through the same rose-colored-glasses process, Smokers falsely equate stress and the relief of it as “Relaxing”.

Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

One of the most common ways to relieve stress uses exercise as stress reliever. It increases lung capacity, boosts circulation, makes us feel good physically, and gives us an overall sense of well-being and accomplishment.

Walking to relieve stress is an activity that many people incorporate into their daily activities. Removing smoking from our lives gives us the opportunity to slow things down so we can enjoy and appreciate our surroundings. Enjoy your newfound peace and serenity. Take time to smell the roses.

Music is also stress relieving, especially Classical or Smooth Jazz. Without words to focus on, we can fully relax and appreciate the good feelings we are experiencing as a Non-Smoker.

If you prefer meditation to relieve stress, the internet is full of lots of relaxing choices. Maybe you like seashore sounds or the sounds of falling water. Use the natural stress relief of meditation and visualization to visit the most relaxing places on Earth.

The Final Step

Stress relief is only one of a myriad of benefits that we get to enjoy when we stop smoking. Relieving the stress and the obsessions associated with smoking are only the beginning of a lifetime of enjoyment.

You owe it to yourself to reap these benefits and so much more.

Take the action Today.

Procrastination is the killer of all ambition…. Take charge…. Make it happen.

Make the decision Right Now to change your life.

We’ll see you in the Winner’s Circle.

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Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

With the explosive growth of Vaping, we are confronted with several important health questions: Are E-Cigarettes safe? Are we using Vaping to stop smoking cigarettes? Exactly how safe are E-Cigarettes? What are the Risks of Vaping?

Are E-Cigarettes safe?

None of them are “Safe”, they are only relatively dangerous. No drug addiction is “Safe”.

Smoking and vaping are BOTH dangerous. You are probably confusing relative danger with real safety.

The addicted mind, suffering from unchecked Denial, will latch on to this misconception and begin to view the less dangerous route as a safe one. It is not.

Putting foreign substances in your body that have no medicinal value whatsoever is an unnatural act. Any justification for doing so is simply addictive thinking…

What are the Risks of Vaping?

An October 2017 study suggests that Vaping could be damaging lungs in a unique way. There is a growing body of research to suggest “vaping” may have its own set of unique harmful effects.

While E-Cigarette aerosol certainly doesn’t contain the same kinds of carcinogenic compounds as tobacco, the key factor to consider here is that many previous studies have primarily examined the harm of e-cigarettes in relation to the harmful characteristics of cigarettes.

This approach does not consider the unique or novel ways the e-cigarettes themselves could be causing harm.

E-Cigarette use is currently being studied to monitor and measure immune responses in the lung that can contribute to inflammatory lung diseases.

What harmful chemicals are in E-Cigs?

The US Surgeon General lists several known harmful and potentially harmful ingredients:

  • ultra fine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs.
  • flavorants such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease.
  • volatile organic compounds.
  • heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead.

Most of these chemicals, and some new ones, are still present in e-Cigarettes, which means they are still very risky.

Do E-Cigarettes cause Cancer?

We do not yet know the answer to this conclusively, but we do know that Vaping damages our DNA.

This type of damage, called a DNA adduct, occurs when toxic chemicals, such as acrolein, react with DNA.

If the cell does not repair the damage so that normal DNA replication can take place, cancer could result.

Head and Neck Cancer Researchers at the University of California at San Diego found that cells lining human organs sustained up to twice the DNA damage seen in unexposed cells.

Why E-Cigarettes can’t help you “Quit Smoking”

Let’s define “Quitting Smoking”.

When we try to quit smoking cigarettes, we are trying to break an addiction to the nicotine that causes the dangerous behavior. E-Cigs are considered tobacco products because most contain nicotine, which comes from tobacco.

Many people who vape began to do so using vaping as their “bridge” motivation to stop smoking . They used E-cigs as a method and means to quit smoking . The problem is, they never did really quit .

They are still inhaling heated chemicals into their entire respiratory system. They are still causing serious health dangers to their entire bodies. They are still ingesting large quantities of nicotine . They have only switched addictions.

Using E-Cigs to stop smoking has the same effect as switching seats on the Titanic.

Switching addictions is not a healthy solution.

Solutions

So what is the Answer?

We all want a Happier Healthier Life to enjoy with our Loved Ones. We all want to experience Real Pleasures in Life. We all want to be around to see our Kids and Grandkids grow up to live and enjoy their own lives….

And we want it Addiction-Free.

At Stop for Life, that is exactly what you will find here.

Your Personal Addiction-Free Solution can be yours right now. Today.

Click on the link here or below the image and we will get started right away.

Join us in the Winner’s Circle.

You deserve it.

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Second Hand Smoking Effects

One of the biggest health concerns surrounding cigarettes is secondhand smoke. Despite current laws and social pressures which contribute to an overall decline in secondhand smoke exposure, second hand smoking effects on others around us still remains a significant health problem.

Many Nonsmokers remain exposed to SHS in workplaces, public places, homes, and vehicles.

In children, secondhand smoke dangers include severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Crib Death).

Who is Affected?

A breakdown of recently reported data showed some populations were still being affected more than others by secondhand smoke. Exposure remained high among children, blacks, and those living in poverty.

No amount of secondhand smoke is safe. It has been shown to cause coronary heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.

The Surgeon General states that second hand smoke research indicates that over 50 carcinogens generated by cigarette smoke are transferred in a passive way to Non-Smokers. It further states that a Non-Smoker who lives with a Smoker increases his/her chances of lung cancer by 20-30%.

SHS exposure causes more than 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year, and approximately $5.6 billion annually in lost productivity.

Second Hand Vaping

Due to the relative newness of Vaping, data on the dangers of second hand vape residue may not be readily available. However, it should be noted that vape juice cartridges contain several carcinogens known to cause cancer.

The consumption of e-cigarettes marks a new source for chemical and aerosol exposure to Vapors and others around them.

Aerosol generated from an e-cigarette is commonly but inaccurately referred to as “vapor.”. Vapor refers to the gaseous state of a substance. In contrast, an aerosol is a suspension of fine particles of liquid, solid or both in a gas.

The aerosol that’s created when an e-cigarette heats up the e-liquid is not just water vapor, and is not harmless for either users or for others who are exposed to it secondhand.

Many adults don’t even believe that Vaping is dangerous, therefore they are oblivious to the effects Vaping has on their spouse, kids, unborn baby, and everyone else near them.

Exposure to Vaping Is especially bad for Kids. Secondhand exposure to vaping poses health risks, according to the Surgeon General. … Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs have been found in secondhand e-cigarette aerosol.

Some of the other chemicals in e-liquids and in the aerosol from e-cigarettes are known to also cause cancer in humans.

Protect Yourself and the Kids

  • Do not allow anyone to smoke anywhere in or near your home.
  • Do not allow anyone to smoke in your car, even with the window down.
  • Make sure your children’s day care centers and schools are tobacco-free.
  • If your state still allows smoking in public areas, look for restaurants and other places that do not allow smoking. “No-smoking sections” do not protect you and your family from secondhand smoke.

What else can Parents do ?

We can supplement that with educating our Teens on the truths about both smoking and vaping….

As responsible parents, we must also take responsibility to stop smoking if we ourselves are Smokers.

Kids will never listen to a scolding parent who is puffing away on a cigarette (Or Vape)…. We must set the example.

We cannot ignore our own smoking behavior. We cannot control the behavior of smokers that our kids may come into contact with, but we can and must control our own behavior.

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Addiction of Denial

Perhaps naming this article “Denial of Addiction” might have been somewhat more appropriate, but what is the addiction of denial and how does this relate to my smoking/vaping problem and how to stop?

As a Smoker, I denied that I wanted to smoke when in fact I was actually in the process of having a strong urge to smoke. I realized that my previous attempts to quit smoking were sabotaged by my lack of honesty when I falsely told myself that I didn’t want to smoke..

My lack of Honesty was perpetuating the conflict and that made for repeated relapse….

An Example

I was living in California before smoking was banned in the bars many years ago…. I had already stopped smoking several years earlier, but I was still drinking. … My addiction for alcohol made me not see the nastiness of the 2nd hand smoke. (Denial is part of both addictions)…..

I could not smell my surroundings in my office, my home, or my car….

Now that I have been sober for many years, I watch people put their recovery from their alcohol addiction on hold while they go outside to feed their smoking/vaping addiction. That’s the insanity of addiction. That’s Denial.

Addicted Minds

Addicted minds see things with distorted thinking. Smokers and Vapers alike rationalize hurting themselves by insisting they don’t have a problem in order to justify continuing their dangerous behavior.

It is called Denial and it can only be combated with Honesty. Denial is a psychological “defense” that tells the Smoker / Vaper that he or she does not have a problem.

When attempting to stop smoking/vaping, the Smoker / Vaper will feel denied. They will feel like they can’t smoke. Unless we psychologically train ourselves to counteract the denial, the feelings of deprivation will actually cause a relapse.

So what is Denial?

Denial is a psychological “defense” that tells the Smoker/Vaper that he or she does not have a problem. This is why you see people in terrible physical condition and sometimes even in pain insisting that they “ Enjoy Smoking”…

Denial keeps Smokers smoking, and when they switch to E-Cigs (switch addictions) the Denial follows them. This is also the reason why Vapers go to such lengths to justify vaping…

They often take it so far as to say “It is safe”…. It is not.

Denial is the enabler and #1 symptom of Addiction.

DABDA

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance (DABDA) are the 5 stages of drug addiction denial.

Yes, these are also the 5 stages of Grief. We actually grieve the loss of smoking just as we grieve the loss of a Loved One.

This is the insanity of Denial and the insanity of Addiction.

For me, the thing that helped most was getting honest about my problem. I learned something about Denial and that only Honesty will defeat Denial. Until I could get Honest, I couldn’t recover from my own addiction.

Denial Addiction Recovery

When people justify ingesting chemicals to the point that they present significant harm to themselves, they cannot stop smoking/vaping until they destroy Denial by coming to terms with the Truth of their smoking/vaping problem.

Denial can only be combated with Honesty. Education about the disease and honest evaluation of ourselves as Addicts is critical to recovery from smoking/vaping.

Individual therapy is available, but it could be very costly.

Rather, the problem is addressed in sufficient detail and already incorporated into the Stop for Life program to enable recovery and the enjoyment of the benefits of a happy and healthy life as an Ex-Smoker/Vaper.

Enjoy your benefits. Exercise to feel good. Go on a Diet. Spend time with Loved Ones.

Live your Life free of Addiction.

You are worthy of Recovery, so claim it !

We will look forward to seeing you in the Winner’s Circle.

 

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Why E-Cigarettes are Dangerous

In 2014, E-Cigarettes took the market by storm and surpassed the popularity of conventional cigarettes, particularly among Teen Smokers. The surrounding hype and fanfare created by manufacturers of vaping supplies and flavorings was intended to mask why E-Cigarettes are dangerous.

Health Risks of E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco. Instead, they have cartridges filled with nicotine and other chemicals. The liquid chemicals turn into a vapor or steam that a person inhales. E-cigarettes may contain many other very harmful substances.

Considering the long and exhausting list of harmful and toxic chemicals in cigarettes, vaping is most probably less dangerous to your health. Be aware that this is a comparative danger.

Don’t be fooled into believing that E-Cigarettes are safe or that you should be able to vape without consequences. They are still very dangerous.

How do they work?

E-cigarettes, sometimes called vapes, run on batteries and heat up nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. They turn them into a vapor you can breathe in. Many chemicals that cause cancer are in this vapor. That includes formaldehyde, heavy metals, and particles that can get stuck in the deepest parts of your lungs.

Dangerous side effects of vaping

Concerns exist that vaping can also be harmful by exposing users to toxic levels of nicotine. At low amounts, nicotine has a mild analgesic effect. At high enough doses, nicotine may result in bradyarrhythmia (< 60 heartbeats/min), and possibly seizures and hypoventilation, a sudden increase in carbon dioxide levels in the blood.

The FDA reported detecting ethylene glycol (antifreeze) in some of the e-cigarettes and cancer-causing substances called nitrosamines in others. Most nitrosamines are carcinogenic. Research shows that vaping may cause cancer and heart disease.

The Problem

Vaping does not involve the burning of any substances, therefore technically “Not Smoking”….. “Technically”.

Don’t get caught up in word games. This topic needs truthful and honest appraisal.

Smokers who turn to vaping to stop smoking erroneously believe that they have “solved” their “Smoking” problem.

Vaping comes with it’s own set of consequences. One study done by the New York University School of Medicine determined DNA damage from Vaping to bladder, lungs and heart, which in turn create the possibility of increased risk of cancer and heart disease.

The Centers for Disease Control says Vapes are less harmful than cigarettes, but they are still harmful… It is the EXTENT of the harm which is the unknown.

Vaping should never be misrepresented as a healthy solution to smoking cigarettes.

Solutions

Not only does Vaping introduce nicotine into your body, it comes with its own individual set of nasty chemicals…. Every one of them is poison to the human body…. Why would a sane person pursue such insane behavior ?

There is something about rationalizing putting a foreign substance into an otherwise healthy body for no apparent benefit to the person doing it that is disturbing. That’s the definition of addiction.

A better question might be “How do I stop smoking without using dangerous substitutions like Vaping?”….

At Stop for Life , we believe we have a solution. We offer an effective method to stop smoking that uses no prescriptions, potions, patches or pills.

We employ the techniques of Abstinence Psychotherapy.  This means that the side effects of the Stop for Life method are non-existent.

We hope you will want to free yourself from a smoking/vaping addiction and join us in the Winner’s Circle.

 

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Pregnant Smokers

Whether you are planning a new bundle of joy, you just found out that you’re expecting, or you’re already well into your pregnancy, there’s never been a better time to stop smoking for Pregnant Smokers.

Smoking during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for your baby. By stopping smoking, you’ll be taking an important step towards keeping your baby safe and healthy.

However, nicotine is so addictive that quitting will understandably be a challenge. And the more stressed out you feel about it, the more you may want to reach for the cigarettes….

We are Ex-Smokers….We understand…. We can help.

Reasons to Quit Smoking while Pregnant

It should be obvious that the sooner Mom quits smoking, the better it will be for both Mom and Baby. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to quit smoking when pregnant and how you and the newborn will both benefit from quitting smoking.

Smoking makes it Harder to get Pregnant

You know that smoking is bad for you, but you may not know about the negative effects smoking has on your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. Smokers take longer to concieve than non-smokers and are more likely to have fertility problems.

No Chemicals from the Smoke reach the Baby

Nicotine is only one of a myriad of chemical toxins found in tobacco. The sooner you quit smoking, the sooner the dangerous chemicals (even trace chemicals) are washed from your body and prevented from reaching the fetus.

You will have a Healthier Pregnancy

Pregnant women smokers who stop smoking suffer fewer miscarriages and are more likely to carry the fetus to full term. Fewer low-weight babies require much less medical attention in the first year. Smoking trebles the risk of cot death. Smoking pregnancy risks are significantly reduced by quitting. Crib deaths from SIDS and birth defects are also significantly lower.

Unique Challenges

Pregnant Moms also present two unique challenges when stopping smoking that other smokers don’t face.They are stopping for someone else (the baby) and they must find a drug-free method that works under any circumstances.

Stopping for someone else presents a unique challenge that is covered in detail in the Stop for Life program. We teach Abstinence Psychotherapy, a psychological solution, therefore safe for the baby’s health and well-being.

Why you will Want to Act

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 3 Compelling Reasons to Stop Smoking Right Now :

1.) Smoking reduces a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.
2.) Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for pregnancy complications or miscarriage .
3.) Tobacco smoke harms babies before and after they are born.

Everything you do as a pregnant woman from this point forward will be dictated by how things will affect the safety and health of the baby. You are embarking on an exciting journey as you prepare for the arrival of the new family member.

You will be around for many years to enjoy watching and helping your baby to grow and mature.

Congratulations on choosing to stop smoking.

It’s one of the best decisions you will ever make.

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Teen SmokingTrends

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco products affecting teen smoking trends. E-cigarette use is strongly associated with the use of other tobacco products and very often acts as a gateway to cigarette smoking in Teens.

Teen Smoking Trends

Popularity of vaping among Teen youth surpassed conventional cigarettes in 2014. Cigarettes are still popular with young Smokers, but this is how the 21st Century teenager smokes.

E-cigarettes are being promoted as a less dangerous way to use tobacco and as a vehicle that may help established Smokers to reduce their immediate risk of death and disease.

Neither of these statements is true.

Vapes can hook teens and young adults and raise their risk of becoming life-long smokers.

Medical Opinions and Evidence

Medical opinions and evidence about the true Dangers of Vaping are surfacing with regularity.

The American Lung Association declares Vaping to be an unregulated tobacco product while the Surgeon General says that nearly 1 in 4 High School Students have tried it and it continues to quickly grow in popularity.

And most vapes contain nicotine, the very drug that we are trying to kick…. How crazy is that ?

Fallout from Vaping is definitely a contender for the next major health epidemic.

WebMD exposes the cancer causing toxins found especially in the fruit flavorings.

How does Smoking affect Teens?

The World Health Organization has determined that many “Adult” diseases such as heart disease and stroke are showing up in Teen Smokers with regularity.

Smoking hurts young people’s physical fitness in terms of both performance and endurance. Teens who smoke with regularity usually become life-long Smokers.

Another factor adding to the uniqueness of Teen smoking problems is that marketing to Teens is emulating the cigarette ads of years ago.

Intentional lying to the public by normalizing sales of candy cigarettes and child characters like “Joe Camel” advertisements as safe and fun activities for kids is resurfacing in advertising for smoking products….

Only this time it’s vapes….. The Liars are Back.

And if you doubt that your Teen is being targeted, ask yourself what adult would choose “Unicorn Poop” as their favorite vaping flavor.

And the accurate measurement of Teenage smoking statistics are elusive because Teens are not as forthcoming about their smoking as adults are.

Teens will hide their smoking from others, especially their Parents. Therefore, whatever data we may have on Teen Smoking is apt to be underestimated and understated in its true impact on Teen Smokers.

What can Parents do ?

So what is the answer? How do we stop teenage smoking?

For expertise in this area, the Mayo Clinic comes to the rescue with some great resources for your Teen.

Additionally, the Surgeon General puts out an excellent format for the parent to follow when discussing this topic with your Teen.

We can supplement that with educating our Teens on the truths about both smoking and vaping….   And we can make use of the resources here.

As responsible parents, we must also take responsibility to stop smoking if we ourselves are Smokers.

Kids will never listen to a scolding parent who is puffing away on a cigarette (Or Vape)…. We must set the example.

The Example must be set… The Resources are here….The Time is Now.

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What has been your experience with your Teen ?

 

E-Cig Myths Debunked

Since the introduction of Vaping a few years back, the E-Cig myths have been flying like Monkeys in the Land of Oz ….

It reminds me of growing up in the 1960’s to television ads with celebrities such as Tom Sellick, Ronald Reagan, and John Wayne promoting the ” Virtues” of smoking…

Remember ads espousing a willingness to “Walk a mile for a Camel” ?

And who could resist a Macho horse ride through Marlboro Country ?

 

Remember Big Tobacco Lies about the safety of smoking ?

 

History Repeats Itself

The E-Cigs manufacturers have adopted those same deceptive techniques promoting their own brand of convincing people (in the name of profit) to purchase products that can only kill and maim people…. The Liars are back.

Vaping has a bad stigma for many reasons, but I think it may be mostly due to Vaping propaganda presenting vaping as “ A Safe Alternative” or as “A Method to Stop Smoking”, neither of which is a true statement.

So, is Vaping healthier than Smoking?

It’s like putting a silencer on a gun…

It muffles the blast of the pistol, but the bullet is still coming….

Myth #1: There is no gateway effect.

Extensive study by the National Institutes of Health has established a direct correlation between teens who vape and teen vapors who become Lifetime Smokers. The NIH concluded that e-Cigarette use was associated with greater risk for subsequent initiation to cigarette smoking… Translation: They invariably become lifetime smokers.

Myth #2: E-cigarettes increase smoking cessation.

The NIH further states that e-cigarettes are associated with depressed cessation. While some studies published show increased smoking cessation among e-cigarette users, the overall pattern remains depressed cessation. (Repression)

This simply means that Vapors use vaping to repress urges to smoke. Coupling this discovery with Myth #1 findings, E-Cigs eventually drove study subjects back to smoking in almost every case scenario.

Myth 3: E-Cigs are safer than cigarettes.

There has been substantial literature published indicating important cardiovascular and pulmonary risks associated with e-cigarette use. Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases kill about 2/3 of smokers.

Toxicity of E-Cigs and their unfolding dangers are being discovered with regularity.

How much convincing is needed to understand that infusing hot vapor laden with nicotine, formaldehyde, and a myriad of other dangerous chemicals should be avoided ?

Myth 4: Smokers smoke fewer cigarettes and the health risks go down substantially.

Even low levels of smoking convey substantial risks, especially for cardiovascular disease, where smoking even a few cigarettes is as dangerous as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

When tested, it was found that smoking less than 5 cigarettes per day was associated with a significantly higher risk of dying from heart disease in both sexes. It also caused a significant number of cases of increased lung cancer in women.

Myth 5: Nicotine is addictive, but it doesn’t pose any other substantial risks.

Nicotine is a reproductive toxin. While not a carcinogen, nicotine plays an important role in promoting cell proliferation (Cancer)…. Nicotine also promotes the development of new blood vessels needed to supply blood to growing tumors.

Keep in mind that this myth only addresses nicotine… It does not address the plethora of other chemicals found in E-Cigs.

Romancing and Glamorizing E-Cigs

So while Vapors are deceived into believing that Vaping is a safe alternative to smoking, the Smoking Lies of the 1960’s have returned… The rationalizations for poisoning our bodies in favor of profits for others is a Scam as old as Camel cigarettes…

Wouldn’t you rather break the ball and chain and enjoy your life ?… Of course, you would.

Wouldn’t you rather choose to enjoy your benefits from not smoking by exercising, feeling good, and spending quality time with your friends and family ?… Of course, you would….

Myths and Fears of Stopping Smoking must be addressed if we are going to live a happy smoke-free life. The only thing standing in our way of achieving this lifestyle is a willingness to get honest about the myths and fears.

Once we make those honest evaluations, we have opened the gateway to unlimited success and happiness as an Ex-Smoker… That gateway can be yours, too.

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Teenage Smoking Facts

How did they ever get started?

You have discovered that your teenage son or daughter may be smoking. Maybe you found cigarettes in their possession or a neighbor saw them blowing smoke rings on the corner with friends.

Or maybe you have become aware that several of your teenager’s friends are smoking and you have decided that it is time to have a heart-to-heart talk with your teen.

How are we going to handle this as parents?

Fearful for the health of your child, you gather data on teenage smoking facts to help him or her to stop.

Your child is conflicted and confused and intends to hide his/her habit.

It is very important that you address the issue at the very onset, because smoking can become a habit quite soon.

Teens are especially sensitive to nicotine’s addictive effects because their brains are still developing. This makes it easier for them to get hooked.

The Mayo Clinic offers an excellent teen support program designed to assist the parent in this area. Additionally, the Surgeon General puts out an excellent format for the parent to follow when discussing this topic with your Teen.

Peer Pressure

During the teenage years, your child is discovering their independence and exploring their identity.

They are trying to assert and demonstrate their perceived image of adulthood. Teens crave approval from their peers.

Smoking is treated somewhat as a “Rite of Passage”. Fear of rejection is strong and your teen may smoke “to fit in”.

Advertising

Teen smoking addiction puts your child at risk of becoming a lifelong smoker. Since a very young age, they may have purchased candy cigarettes or been exposed to advertising aimed at kids…. ( Remember Joe Camel? ).

Or they may have had access to buying loose cigarettes known as “loosies” which may be more affordable for a teen. The purpose of all of this advertising is to normalize smoking in the malleable mind of your teenager.

“Looking like an Adult”

Parents know that their Kids hear, but probably aren’t listening. The more alert parents are aware that the kids are watching, mimicking, and learning from your example.

They have been conditioned to think that they will most likely to be perceived as “Grown Up” if they adopt this “Grownup habit”.

Being a Good Example

The first thing that you need to know is that there is little chance of your child quitting smoking if either you or your spouse smokes.

Your actions will be heard much louder than any words.

Decide how you will handle your own smoking around them.

Be sure to honestly ask yourself whether or not you can be supportive while continuing to smoke.

In the effort to support someone quitting smoking, we cannot ignore our own smoking behavior. We cannot control the behavior of smokers that our teen may come into contact, but we can and must control our own behavior.

I have created several links in this article to sites of professionals who specialize in teen psychology. Our own method is Abstinence Psychotherapy , a drug-free approach.

Make use of all of the resources here, both on and off this site and we will look forward to hearing your success stories here.

As always, comments and questions are encouraged.

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