What is in a Cigarette?

quit smoking hypnosis for cigarettesMost people associate cigarettes with nicotine.  However, nicotine is relatively harmless compared with the toxic cocktail of over 4,000 chemicals released when a cigarette burns. Cigarette smoke contains at least 80 cancer causing chemicals and hundreds of other poisons, including pesticides. The poisons* inhaled with every cigarette you smoke include:

  • Acetone – widely used as a solvent, for example in nail polish remover
  • Acrolein – formerly used as a chemical weapon
  • Ammonia – found in cleaning fluids; used to make fertilisers and explosives
  • Arsenic – a deadly poison, used in insecticides and wood preservatives
  • Benzene – used as a solvent in fuel and chemical production, refined from crude oil
  • Butadiene – used in rubber manufacturing
  • Cadmium – a highly poisonous metal used in batteries
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) – found in car exhausts and used in chemicals manufacturing. Up to 15 per cent of a smoker’s blood may be carrying CO instead of oxygen, making the heart work harder, and potentially leading to coronary heart disease and circulation problems
  • Chromium – used to manufacture dye, paints and alloys
  • Cyanide – a deadly poison
  • Formaldehyde – used to preserve dead bodies and in paint manufacturing
  • Hydrogen cyanide – used as an industrial pesticide
  • Nitrogen oxides – a major component of smog
  • Nitrosamines – another group of DNA-damaging chemicals
  • Polonium-210 – a highly radioactive element
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – a group of dangerous DNA-damaging chemicals
  • Shellac – becomes a wood varnish when mixed with a form of alcohol
  • Tar – a mixture of chemicals (including formaldehyde, arsenic and cyanide). About 70 per cent of the tar is left in smokers’ lungs, causing a range of serious lung conditions

This dangerous concoction of chemicals can lead to many life threatening health problems and / or unpleasant physical conditions including:

  • Cancer, including lung and throat cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Emphysema and bronchitis
  • Peripheral arterial disease leading to amputation
  • Infertility
  • Impotence
  • Premature ageing
  • Bad breath, stained teeth and fingers.
*Source: Cancer Research UK (cancerresearchuk.org) and No Smoking Day (nosmokingday.org.uk), accessed November, 2009.

Stop smoking with hypnotherapy and reduce your risk

Free yourself from the dangerous mix of more than 4,000 health destroying chemicals with the most simple, safe and natural way to quit smoking — hypnosis. Advanced hypnosis techniques have been proven in research to be more effective than any other stop smoking treatment.

The good news is that your body is very resilient and starts repairing the damage as soon as you stop smoking. Over time, the body can recover and risk of disease as similar to that of a non-smoker. If you are committed and ready to quit smoking, you could stop within just one advanced hypnosis session.

Are you ready to save your health (and your life) and become an ex-smoker?

If you would like to find more about quitting smoking with hypnosis or to book your ‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ treatment, contact Katie Glen on 020 8712 5981 today.