For decades, smoking cigarettes was something that was considered fashionable and many young people would get drawn in to the smoking habit. In fact, in the past, a nonsmoker was snubbed and considered “not cool enough” and therefore young people would sneak out of home to buy themselves cigarettes without the knowledge of their parents. However, in the past decade or two, scientists and medical professionals have linked smoking and tobacco to various diseases, especially to lung cancer which was a very serious problem in the past decade or two. As a result, smoking advertisements were banned from television and cigarettes were taxed heavily. Instead, the governments of the world spend their money to conduct awareness campaigns and educational campaigns to educate young people about the dangers of smoking. What resulted is a gradual reduction in the number of people that smoked cigarettes however; the terrible habit is still very much present among young people although reduced significantly.
Ways to get over the habit
Smoking is one of the hardest habits to break with many people going in to severe withdrawal on every attempt to stop smoking. In most cases, it takes professional help to break the habit and stop smoking hypnosis in Melbourne is sometimes used for some people to help them get over this bad habit however; it can still be extremely difficult to stop.
Many big corporations have identified this problem and have developed different objects and products to help people to stop smoking. Hypnosis is often used as a final method after all other methods have been used.
Some of the products that have been developed in the market are electric cigarettes and false cigarettes that do not contain nicotine or tobacco. This way the smoker feels like they are smoking but the cigarette does not contain any harmful substances. However, there have been new studies to prove that even electric cigarettes have harmful effects on the body and young people have been advised to stop using them. Have specialists advice to young people to stop smoking completely, go cold turkey and face the withdrawal symptoms instead of gradually stopping because gradually stopping rarely ever leads to a complete stop which ninety percent of young people who have gone cold turkey have been successful in a complete stop.
It is important that you build up a “quit plan” for those months that you will face withdrawal. You may take up some other activity that will take up your time and distract you from what you are feeling. This has been known to work in many cases.