People who meditate regularly find that they often quit smoking cigarettes without even thinking about it.
Because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are an acquired behavior – a habit of individual choice – smoking, therefore, has to be the most preventable cause of premature death in New Zealand.
You can quit smoking any time that “YOU” want to!
But, you have to want to do it!
Twenty Five Reasons to Quit Smoking Cigarettes!
- Tobacco smoke contains at least 50 known toxic or cancer forming substances.
- Quitting will reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
- Arterial disease is associated with smoking and kills more people than cancer does.
- Quitting will also reduce your chances of getting Cancer of the lung, mouth, larynx and esophagus, and other lung diseases.
- Smoking promotes cancers of the bladder, pancreas, kidney, stomach, and cervix.
- Nine out of ten deaths from Bronchitis and emphysema are due to smoking.
- Women who smoke have a greater risk of infertility, miscarriage, premature labour, still birth, early neonatal deaths, earlier menopause, and osteoporosis.
- Smoking while using oral contraceptives increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by ten times.
- Quitting will leave your clothes, hair, breath, home, and car smelling better.
- Smokers suffer from more gum disease than non-smokers.
- Smokers teeth tend to be stained brown or yellow with nicotine.
- Quitting will enable you to climb stairs and walk without getting out of breath.
- Smoking ages the skin, so quitting will mean fewer wrinkles.
- Approximately eight out of ten heart attacks in men under 45 are associated with smoking.
- Quitting can free you of that “Smokers” morning cough.
- Quitting can reduce the number of coughs, colds, and earaches your children will have.
- Children exposed to parent’s smoke are more likely to suffer from asthma and more likely to be admitted to hospital with bronchitis and pneumonia.
- Glue ear in children is more common when children are exposed to parent’s smoke.
- Babies born to smoking mothers tend to be smaller at birth.
- Parental smoking is associated with cot death.
- Quitting can give you more energy to pursue physical activities that you used to enjoy.
- Nine out of ten people with circulation problems are smokers.
- Quitting will allow you to treat yourself to new books or music with the money saved from not buying cigarettes.
- You will have more control over your life.
- Quitting the habit can do wonders for your self-esteem and self-confidence.
There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 09 419 5380, or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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