Quitting Smoking…Some Facts Before Your Risk Champix

October 28, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

If you believe Pfizer pharmaceuticals their anti smoking drug Varenicline,  Champix as its known  in Australia or Chantix in other parts of the world, is completely safe.

In their words “It’s important to remember that post marketing reports do not always establish a cause and effect relationship between a medicine and a reported adverse event.” This is just spin to deny the devastating effect this drug causes.

The Australian medical observer on the 10.10.14 reported that Champix accounted for more suicidal, self injurious and homicidal thoughts than any other drug between 2007 and 2013, out numbering any other drug by threefold.

For homicidal ideas the margin was five times! In spite of this the FDA updated the drugs US label to tone down statements linking Champix to serious neuropsychiatric events. This shows clearly that how much power this giant pharmaceutical has.

On October 1 a PBS restriction on Champix was changed, allowing relapsing adult smokers treated with one course to have a second course after six months. This means your government is prepared to double your risk of a serious health situation. In spite of current health concerns.

In my practice as a clinical hypnotist I have heard numerous accounts of adverse responses to Champix from my clients. Including:

  • Strong nausea.
  • Frightening nightmares.
  • Overwhelming feelings of unsettling weirdness.
  • Loss of creativity. Clients reporting an inability to write, paint etc.
  • One report of a complete psychotic break, a psych nurse experienced this so she knew exactly what was happening.
  • One client who had had a heart attack, directly attributed to Champix and reported to the TGA
  • Clients with pre existing depression ( a contra indication for Champix) experiencing significant
  • Multiple clients reported feeling severe disassociation and became fearful for their wellbeing.

John Hopkins university researchers in 2011 reported a 72% increase in the risk of heart attack for smokers who take Champix (Chantix) this was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Naturally Pfizer argued that the heart attack rates were lower than the study indicated. This must be cold comfort for those unfortunate smokers who, already had an increased risk of cardio vascular problems, were then prescribed a drug which just boosted their chance of heart attack. And for all too many this was exactly the result.

Compare this to hypnosis, which only risks are a numb bum from sitting in a chair for an hour or more. No harm can come from this process, but the upside is life changing. That is you becoming a non smoker for life.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

You can quit at one of my offices on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane, Ipswich, Redcliffe, North lakes, Rockhampton or Gladstone.

 All the best

Ian Newton

 

 

 

Quit Smoking Hypnosis…Will You Be Clucking Like A chicken?

October 23, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The most common question I am asked by clients when they come in for their quit smoking session is “Will you make me cluck like a chicken?

My answer is always, do you want to cluck like a chicken? We have a laugh and then I describe how stage hypnosis is a performance, and that the people who come on stage are carefully selected and most importantly they are willing to play.

They are the real performers they want to be hypnotised, they are eager to be the centre of attention and so having them do fun things is easy.

The most important thing to remember is that it is not possible to make these people do anything they they ethically or morally wouldn’t agree to.

So you come in for your quit smoking session. You are a little anxious, but this is completely natural, after all you are making a big change in your life and at this stage you are not sure how it will work.

You then learn that you have given your permission to only quit smoking, not to hand over your wallet or cluck like a chicken, so you begin to relax.

You feel comfortable when you discover that there is no such thing as mind control. Just imagine that if it were possible hypnotists everywhere would be living on private islands with their subjects doing their bidding all over the world.

As I say to clients, I could easily hypnotise my son to easily pass his driver’s test, but not to automatically empty the dish washer. Simply because he didn’t want to.

It has to be in your interest to change, you need to be committed to quitting smoking which goes much deeper than clucking like a chicken.

The public’s experience of hypnosis is tainted by television where anything can happen and stage which is more performance than skill. Clinical hypnosis is a safe effective way to gently change the habits which are limiting your life.

Stopping cigarettes is the one absolutely guaranteed way to dramatically improve and perhaps save your life. There is no debate; the jury was in decades ago.

Your hesitation is natural, you have tried and failed before, you like it, it is your friend or support when stressed, but just remember that you don’t have to wait until you feel completely ready, that may never happen.

Just make the life changing decision now and take action.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

You can quit at one of my offices on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane, Ipswich, Redcliffe, North lakes, Rockhampton or Gladstone.

 All the best

Ian Newton

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Quitting Smoking…Hypnosis Is Not Just A Party Trick

October 7, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Over the past 200 years hypnosis or Mesmerism has been used to entertain and at times frighten people. But with the use of Hypnosis for quitting smoking, weight loss, pain control, surgery and child birth to name a few, the field of medical hypnosis has gained main stream acceptance.

Yet for most people their only experience is stage shows or television, yet they don’t even realise they have been in hypnotic trances hundreds of times.

The beauty of television is that anything can appear real. I cringe sometimes when I see the terrible attempts at hypnotic therapy. It’s like a doctor watching a medical show which gets the technical details all wrong.

Stage shows are fun but it’s more about performance than hypnosis. The people chosen are extroverts, probably full of alcohol and up for fun. The nervous person in the back row would never be chosen, for the simple reason, that you can’t make someone do something hey don’t want to do.

We all have been in hundreds or perhaps thousands of hypnotic trances. Every time we focus intently, such as driving, watching television, a computer screen, reading or in the old days of rote learning at school. Chanting and repeated prayer also creates a trance state.

In this natural state we can easily take on new ideas, but in many of those above it’s about getting you to buy products.

In therapeutic hypnosis, we have a single goal, to help you make the changes which you desire. All it takes is your permission to be hypnosised and your commitment to change.

Some people believe they can’t be hypnosised, even though they have never attempted it. This idea is usually a fear of the unknown. Or a belief that they are too strong to allow hypnosis. If that is your belief then that’s your business, but you are missing out on a powerful opportunity for change.

One thing that can help is the knowledge that it is not your therapist who hypnosis you. It is you. All hypnosis is self hypnosis, your therapist simply guided you into the process, because they know how.

You are not mentally weak, you are not being overpowered, your mind is not being controlled by someone else, you are simply participating in a natural process which can easily and gently allow you to make positive changes in your life. And once you have experienced this you will want to use it for all kinds of problems in your life.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

You can quit at one of my offices on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane, Ipswich, Redcliffe, North lakes, Rockhampton or Gladstone.

 All the best

Ian Newton

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

 

 

Hi Future Non Smokers

Redcliffe-Northlakes-Caboolture

October 6, 2014 by  
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Thank you for visiting my quit smoking site.

My name is Ian Newton, I’m an iChange Quit Smoking specialist. I  regularly  work with clients from Redcliffe, Northlakes, Caboolture and the surrounding suburbs, who are desperate to stop smoking or lose weight.

 

For all the details on how you will quit cigarettes for life just CLICK HERE

 

Including a full 60 months free backup to give you peace of mind.

 

To contact me directly just call 1300 203 422 for a chat about how all your exact triggers will be busted.

Regards

Ian Newton

PS If you are interested in weight loss just CLICK HERE For Your Ideal Weight

A not so social alternative.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are now being banned in more and more places. ‘E- smoking’ is no longer allowed on any form of public transport and coffee shops and public buildings are now following suit. this is the experience in America and recently it was announced in Australia that the same rules about public smoking will apply to e-cigarettes.

I’m confused!

Some time ago our government was talking tough about reducing smoking, at the same time it was announced that as a part of our investments in our Australian Future Fund, we as a caring nation would be investing in a very lucrative area. That’s right we are pouring our cash into cigarette companies which focus on the massive smoking market in developing countries.

At least our cash is in the right place even if our heart isn’t!

South Brisbane-West End

October 6, 2014 by  
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Thank you for visiting my quit smoking site.

My name is Ian Newton, I’m an iChange Quit Smoking specialist. I  regularly  work with clients in South Brisbane and the West End of Brisbane who are desperate to stop smoking or lose weight.

 

For all the details on how you will quit cigarettes for life just CLICK HERE

 

Including a full 60 months free backup to give you peace of mind.

 

To contact me directly just call 1300 203 422 for a chat about how all your exact triggers will be busted.

Regards

Ian Newton

PS If you are interested in weight loss just CLICK HERE For Your Ideal Weight

News

Strange new habit.

It has been reported that on a quarter of young people who use e-cigarettes, do so to quit smoking. Most do it because they like the taste or the feeling they get from these chemical cigs. It seems that this Chinese invention is creating a new set of bad behaviours.

New rules and regulations.

Recently it was announced that e-cigarettes would be treated the same as regular smokes as far as legislation is concerned. No more point of sale e-cigs at your petrol station, they will have to be stored behind secure locked doors.

Soon e-cig smokers will have to join the ranks of regular smokers away from cafes, restaurants and public places. This is an interesting decision, because most smokers of e-cigarettes are trying to avoid the real thing, not wanting to smell tobacco smoke.

There are two problems with these pretend smokes. 1. You are inhaling some chemical of unknown effect into your body, and 2.  the action of smoking is so related to real cigarettes that most people just return to the real thing fairly quickly.

Quitting Smoking…Southbank Cafes and Relaxing…Or Not!

October 5, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

You have been smoking for years, you like to smoke to relax and after meals. But the cafes and restaurants of Southbank Brisbane don’t permit such activities these days.

So you leave the cafe or restaurant and walk some distance to find a quit spot well away from food and families having a picnic on the nearby lawns. Maybe it’s a hot summers day or evening raining.

Your friends are sipping coffee or a cold beer at the end of their meal. Relaxing and enjoy some conversation.  And once again you are the one who has to leave to meet your needs for a smoke. And again the pleasant flavours of good food removed by the burnt acrid taste of combusting tobacco.

As the television ad says “That isn’t living” In the past you all might have been chatting over the after dinner smoke, but most likely you are on your own.

You return to the table the smell of smoke obvious to all your friends. They mightn’t say anything but some will be annoyed.

On the other hand you have your meal; you relax, chat and enjoy a drink. Feeling good you glance across the road and see a smoker sucking hard on a cigarette, trying to get as much nicotine in as quickly as possible in the light drizzle.

You smile and realise just how good it is to be a non smoking fresh air breathing person for life. You take in a long deep breath of clean air, lean back in your chair and notice how good it feels to finally be free from the control of cigarettes.

No more hiding away, no smelling like an ashtray, no more pressure from friends and family and no more wasting thousands of dollars every year filling your body with poison.

And as you are sitting there the thought strikes you that after all those years of smoking and occasionally trying to quit, in the end it was surprisingly easy. You just picked up the phone and booked your quit smoking hypnosis session.

The pre session video oped your eyes to some truths about nicotine and the session was relaxing and pleasant. Afterwards you weren’t exactly sure what had happened but you were pleased to notice you didn’t want to smoke.

Soon you forgot altogether about your old habit, except when you see some person huddled smoking in a lane way during their lunch hour, or you hear a tell tale cough and you are reminded that your lungs don’t trouble you anymore. Breathe easily!

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

 

Ipswich

October 5, 2014 by  
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Thank you for visiting my quit smoking site.

My name is Ian Newton, I’m an iChange Quit Smoking specialist. I travel to Ipswich regularly, and work with clients who are desperate to stop smoking or lose weight.

  Many decades I did some college training in Ipswich, I always look forward to return trips.

For all the details on how you will quit cigarettes for life just CLICK HERE

 

Including a full 60 months free backup to give you peace of mind.

 

To contact me directly just call 1300 203 422 for a chat about how all your exact triggers will be busted.

Regards

Ian Newton

PS If you are interested in weight loss just CLICK HERE For Your Ideal Weight

News

Prostate Cancer patients who smoke while undergoing external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) are at significantly increased risk of dying from their cancer compared with their never-smoking counterparts, according to a new study.

Studies have found that e-cigarettes are not helping cancer sufferers to quit smoking. It made no difference to outcomes but it further exposes an unwell person to risk in the form of inhaled chemicals of a dubious nature.

Toowoomba-Dalby-Warwick

October 5, 2014 by  
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Thank you for visiting my quit smoking site.

My name is Ian Newton, I’m an iChange Quit Smoking specialist. I travel to Toowoomba regularly, and work with those wishing to stop smoking or lose weight.

I grew up in Toowoomba, have family there and always look forward to return trips.

For all the details on how you will quit cigarettes for life just CLICK HERE

 

Including a full 60 months free backup to give you peace of mind.

 

To contact me directly just call 1300 203 422 for a chat about how all your exact triggers will be busted.

Regards

Ian Newton

PS If you are interested in weight loss just CLICK HERE For Your Ideal Weight

News.

How to boost your strength.

 

Double standards

In an interesting and somewhat cynical marketing move a major cigarette company is now selling quit smoking medication! Talk about have your cake and eat it to.

So you smoke, then you quit and use their medication, then you fail and use their smokes and then you quit and…you get it, what a business model, I’m jealous!

Quit Smoking Toowoomba

October 2, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

 

I grew up in Toowoomba and my parents still live there so I have a soft spot for this inland city. Smokers I see here come from a wide area, from the city itself and extending out to the gas line construction areas like Chinchilla and Roma.

Of course all the smokers in this area fall into the same three groups as smokers do everywhere.

  1. They want to keep smoking and don’t care what anyone says.
  2. Are sick of smoking but not yet committed to themselves to quit.
  3. Have had enough of cigarettes, and in spite of feeling anxious and even doubting themselves, they have committed to their future well being and so they take the next step to research quitting and book their quit appointment.

I know that because you are reading this you are at 2.5 maybe 3. You know all the facts, you don’t need to see any more scary pictures, don’t need any more government warnings or finger pointing.

The step is to take the next step. Book your iChange Quit Smoking session. Most likely it won’t be what you’re expecting. Most people arrive a bit nervous or even quite anxious. This is natural, and even a good thing.

I believe that any really important change should be accompanied by some anxiety. It means you are serious and that the outcome is very important. Of course if you turn up totally relaxed that’s also perfect, because perhaps that’s just how you are.

There is no magic to hypnosis, it is a natural process and we all naturally go into light trances every day. When you drive and can’t remember the last few minutes or watching television and not hearing someone talking to you.

Everyone experiences hypnosis in their own way.  Some hear every word I say some just a few, some lose complete track of time and some don’t. There are no rules as to how it happens, there are however some important requirements.

It is that you are fully committed to quitting for yourself, and that you will allow yourself to fully participate in the cigarette busting hypnotic process.

You don’t have to worry about mind control. Because it simply doesn’t exist, ffter all when was the last time you heard of a hypnotist making someone commit a crime. It just can’t be done. Whatever change occurs in hypnosis is done so with the full permission of you, the client.

Plus you remain in conscious control throughout the entire session. If a fire alarm were to be set off, you would just stand up and walk out. All that remains is for you to pick up the phone and book your session, then enjoy breathing fresh clean air.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking Sunshine Coast

September 28, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Quitting Smoking on the Sunshine Coast brings all the same challenges that smokers experience anywhere. We do have a high number of fly in fly out workers. Many of them face a unique challenge of restricted smoking onsite and then over catch up at home.

Some are office workers with restricted opportunities to smoke during the day, yet manage to survive the day. Some go on long flights and manage many hours without a smoke yet race to the exit doors of the terminal on arrival, yet admit that if they had a longer flight they would have been OK.

Most smokers go all night without needing to wake for a smoke. But somehow need to smoke every hour or so when awake.

Some are construction workers or drivers who can smoke as much as they want to but if pressed can go for long periods without lighting up.

Some are people who are already suffering the ill effects of smoking. All those fear based messages are coming to life for them.

Some are stay at home parents who avoid smoking at home, and in some cases their children don’t even know they smoke. Or if they do they sometimes face the pain of standing outside while their child calls them through door, all the while wondering why on earth they are spending such valuable time like this.

Some with young babies shower after each smoke so not expose baby to their ashtray smell, some are pregnant and feel so guilty.

 You know that Sunshine Coast smokers are just like smokers everywhere, they have the same stories, the same struggles, and the same wishes and desires that smokers every have.

You want to live a long healthy life, to be able to enjoy people, places and events because you have the energy and wellbeing to do so. That’s not a lot to ask is it?

Just to live your life without feeling controlled by cigarettes, and to stop wasting thousands of dollars every year just poisoning yourself. In fact to just be a non smoker, to go through your life not thinking about smoking, and just feeling sorry for those smokers you see in the street or in social situations.

One thing many Sunshine Coast ex smokers have in common is that they have successfully joined the ranks of non smokers by using advanced hypnosis to put aside all those habits, all those future health concerns, all the hiding away in public places and of course wasting all that hard earned cash.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

 

 

 

Quitting Smoking…South Brisbane And West End

September 24, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non smoker

Life for smokers must feel like its closing in. As in other part of the city it has become increasingly difficult to smoke in south Brisbane and West end. While cigarettes are perfectly legal to purchase you need to hide further away to have your much needed smoke during a work break or while dining out.

There are two problems here, firstly the inconvenience of smoking and secondly the idea of the much needed cigarette. Cigarettes have at times been attributed with the almost magical powers of being able to wake you up of a morning, relax you after work, calm you when you are stressed, solve your boredom and help you to think to name just a few of it’s so called benefits.

Can a dried plant rolled in paper really have all these benefits? The short answer is no.

All of those situations have come about through repeated habit. Most smokers have had between 100,000 and 400,000 cigarettes. You probably don’t want to know how many you have smokes. It’s said that to create a habit you have to do it daily for 30 days.

What do you think happens when you do an action like smoking thousands of times. You may have had a smoke with coffee, 30,000 or more times. Maybe 40,000 cigarettes to relax and of course a smoke to start every day of you smoking life.

I’m sure you are beginning to see how such a habit develops, and continues, and of course how hard it seems to be to quit. The difficulty is compounded by hearing stories from smokers who have struggled, or government ads which remind you that it’s difficult but you need to keep on trying.

Or perhaps the major pharmaceutical company whose ad for it’s product stated that you will need to try at least six times before you succeed.

All of these do just one thing. They prime you to believe it will be very difficult. My main message to you is this. You can quit smoking, you can do it, millions have and so can you. It’s a simple matter of separating out your life and routines and smoking.

This is most easily done with hypnosis. It is a simple, safe, straightforward way to make important life changing new habits which will have a profound effect long after you even forget about being a smoker in the past. Just remember you can do it. You deserve it.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…The Circle Of Cynicism

September 7, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

In a recent online article I read that a large North American Tobacco had also moved into the Nicotine replacement  Business. To use a marketing term they have closed the back door. Locking their customers into their product cycle.

People smoke, then they decide to quit, and turn to nicotine replacement, which has been proven to be of little effect beyond the placebo effect in closed door studies, and close to zero in real world studies.

Then they start smoking again, attempting several times on average before they manage to quit. In many instances it’s because they become ill in some form, such as a heart attack or emphysema. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see the only interest this company has is making profits.

This is of course a reasonable goal for a business but a highly cynical business model at best. I guess no one would have ever accused a cigarette company of ethical behaviour.

They are not the only ones of course. A few years ago it was announced that the Australian future fund, which is designed to provide savings in the years ahead was investing in cigarette companies. Talk about blatant hypocrisy.

Recent three dollar a packet price rises in Australia will prove to be an excellent way to top up the government coffers.

Even our quit smoking advertisements which focus on telling people how hard it is to quit, and that they have to keep trying until they succeed is just an exercise in priming their negative beliefs about their ability to quit.

Marketers using MRI technology have proven that grisly images on cigarette packets cause people to think about smoking.

My clients have told me many times that the television ads showing sick smokers make them want to light up straight away.

So what is going on? I believe it’s a combination of well intentioned, poorly executed quit programmes with a touch of cynical money grabbing.

Smokers know the truth. These programmes and price rises have little effect. It’s like being bullied by authorities to change. Most people will rail against such pressure.

Smokers who have quit all have one thing in common. They have made the decision to quit. They have decided when that would happen. It was then they brought a full commitment to stopping. And especially for those who choose hypnosis, they were surprised how easy it was for them to quit, and to remain a non smoker for life.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…$3 A Packet Price Rise Is That Enough?

September 3, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The first of September 2014 in Australia saw another rise in the price of cigarettes. This time $3 a packet and there will be even greater rises over the next four years. The price now is $20 to $25 per packet. This translates as a minimum of $1 per cigarette for even the cheapest smoke.

In four years time the tax alone for a 20 a day smoker will be $7300!

To a non smoker this sounds like the last straw, after all who would possibly spend $7000 a year on average on a dirty habit with the only outcome being bad at least.

On that same day my first clients were a couple who were spending $12,500 a year between them, and that was before the price increase. The woman was thinking about how the extra cash would improve their lives, but the guy admitted that even though they couldn’t afford it, money wasn’t a motivating factor in there quitting.

This first days of more expensive smokes has seen an increase of bookings, but that spike will dip again as smokers just absorb the price rise.

What is gained is a few extra people who quit, probably those who were ready anyway.  Of course if just one life is saved it’s all worth it. But, mostly the effect is that for those who can least afford it will be put under even greater financial pressure.

Some would say it’s a cynical exercise for a government which professes to want people to quit, that will enjoy the benefits of raising up to an extra $9,000,000 per week. Raising the collected taxes to over a billion dollars per year. Wow, what government would really want to give that up!

I’m sure there are those who really do care. Much of this money is poured into the health care system to support ill and dying smokers. The circle goes around and around, with no winners.

I must have heard it said hundreds of times that the cost isn’t a factor. And this will be true for many of you living outside of Australia where cigarettes are far less expensive.

Maybe there will come a time when nobody smokers, and not because they all died from lung cancer, but that will be a long long way off.

You can absorb the cost but if this is too much for you, in addition to all the other reasons you have for quitting your best bet is to book a quit smoking hypnosis as soon as possible.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking…200 Reasons And Counting

August 30, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Since 2009 I have published 200 articles on the topic of quitting smoking. When I started there was no way I could have imagined finding 200 reasons to quit smoking. The fact that I have found 200 topics about stopping cigarettes in itself, tells a powerful story.

That there are so many reasons to stop smoking now. Even more than 200. Reasons that delve into every area of your life, physical, emotional, financial, family, time etc.

Every organ, every cell, every obvious and unobvious part of you is affected. Your time on this planet is so precious, but you are voluntarily giving up perhaps 14 years of your life.

14 years is a lot to sacrifice just for the pleasure of sucking in burning smoke. Of course not everyone loses all those years, some just experience failing health for decades, losing much of their quality of life along the way.

Unfortunately there has been little room for humor in those 200 articles, as there isn’t much to joke about with this topic. The only smiles are those on the faces of all those who have taken the action to quit and to take back their lives.

The emotional relief for them and their families cannot be under estimated. Of course after a few months most ex smokers forget about the danger they have left behind, in other words they just stop worrying.

So imagine for a moment, not having to worry about lung cancer or emphysema or any of those horrible conditions depicted on the cigarette packets. Or those television ads with a stressed out family, standing by the bedside of the dying smoker.

Now imagine yourself getting out of bed and taking an easy deep breath, feeling your lungs expand, and the best part is , there is no coughing, no gasping no nasty surprises from your lungs. With that easy breath comes a feeling of freedom, and a confidence that you have reclaimed a big chunk of those 14 years back.

I wonder what you will do with those years, family, travel, hobbies, and most importantly living!

Something that can easily be taken for granted, until that moment when the doctor announces that you have a smoking related cancer.

But that’s not you, because you are reading this article, you have taken a step, and maybe you have reached that point where you have had enough and you pick up the phone and make that all important appointment to see a quit smoking hypnosis specialist.

Quitting Smoking…Billy Joel Knew The Truth About Cigarettes.

August 26, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Sweet Virginia cigarettes are burning in my hand, they used to be a friend of mine but now I understand, it’s been burning up inside me for so long, but in the morning there will be hell to pay somewhere along the line.

These are some lines from an old billy Joel song, and they very much sum up the realities of smoking. I’m sure many of you have thought of cigarettes as your friend at some point.

That companion who is always there whether you are bored or lonely or stressed. There with your morning coffee or your, after work drink.  Always at hand to help out, always ready to relax you.

You may remember your friend being right there when you first noticed having less energy or started coughing in the morning. It was with you as you stepped out of your doctor’s office after being advised to quit.

Maybe it was there when you received that serious diagnosis. I’ve even seen people standing out the front of hospitals in their gowns hooked up to their drips, still sharing a special moment with their friend before returning to the ward to continue treatment.

For these people they have reached the point where there is hell to pay. Of course you wouldn’t let it get this far, would you? Well many have, and many still do!

You understand that this friend of yours is no friend at all. What kind of friend would deceive you, steal your hard earned cash and threaten to kill you.

The cleverly written lines by Billy Joel go right to the heart of the problem. Those cigarettes which drew you in, seemed to offer so much but were plotting against you all the time. If you don’t realise it by now then good luck, you may be one of the lucky few who slide through unscathed.

But if you want to get rid of that dodgy friend before there is hell to pay, then you need to consider quit smoking hypnosis. Because when you think about it you know it’s all about the habit. Those times your friend was there was about routine not some questionable drug habit.

All those moments spent with a cigarette, were just moments of self deception. Fooling yourself that some dried plant combined with chemicals and rolled in paper can have meaning in your life will surely end in pain.

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