Quit Smoking And Feel Better In 20 Minutes!

After the shows, people would come up and tell me they want to try it, so Id be hypnotizing people at the bar and helping them quit smoking and lose weight. What motivates you to help people quit smoking? When I was a kid, my dad was a car mechanic, and he taught me how to be a car mechanic as well. I thought I was going to go into the family business. But my dad was a smoker. He was an old-school guy and he had some bad habits. My dad was my herowe were like two peas in a pod. And he was never sick; he was always a healthy guy. And then one day, he said, Man, Im not feeling so great. It started to get really badhe was sweating; he was in bad shape. We got in the car to go to the hospital, but we never even make it to the hospital. It was New York traffic at five oclock in the afternoonand he died right in the car. It was a brutal experience.







Brain Regions Responsible For Nicotine Withdrawal Pinpointed by Researchers





In 24 hours: Carbon monoxide will be completely eliminated from your body and your lungs will start to clear out excess mucus and any other smoking 'debris'. You may notice you have a cough or sore throat as new lung tissue starts to grow. In 48 hours: There is no nicotine left in your system and your sense of taste and smell will also greatly improve. One side-effect you may experience within the first 48 hours is light-headedness as the carbon monoxide leaves your system. But your pockets should feel heavier as you begin to save the money you would have spent on cigarettes! In three days: Your breathing will become easier as the bronchial tubes in your lungs begin to relax. Your concentration may be starting to waver as the withdrawal symptoms from the nicotine kick in, but your energy levels will start to increase, giving you a boost. In two to 12 weeks: You may find that you are getting more irritable, restless and depressed around this time as part of the withdrawal process. Up to 60 per cent of quitters said they suffered from these side-effects within four weeks of giving up smoking.





Smartphone Apps can Help Smokers Quit Smoking: US Researchers





A majority of smartphone apps are created to help smokers quit smoking but may not provide the guidance needed by the people, reveal US researchers. About 11 million smokers in the US have downloaded smartphone apps so that they can quit smoking. As per a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, most of these apps do not comprise of practices that are confirmed to help smokers give up their smoking habit, but they may not be getting the assistance they require. "Currently available, popular smoking cessation apps have low levels of adherence to key evidence-based practices and few apps provide counseling on how to quit, recommend approved quit smoking medications or refer user to quit line", said lead author of the study Lorien C Abroms, Assistant Professor at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services. In February last, Abroms along with his colleagues studied popular smoking apps that can help in giving up smoking. As many as 47 apps for the iPhone and 51 apps for the Android operating system were studied by the researchers. It was found that apps for both systems had a little devotion to the US Public Health Service's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. As per the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every five deaths is caused because of smoking.









Held on November 21, 2013, the Great American Smokeout is an annual nationwide event created to encourage smokers to set a quit date for smoking. For the first time ever in Hawaii, people who want to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout will have the opportunity to quit through a new web-based program. By enrolling at www.ClearTheSmoke.org , smokers can receive free help including free nicotine replacement patches or gum through the Hawaii Tobacco Quitline's new "Online Coaching" program. As always, smokers can get free coaching and personalized help by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and enrolling in the phone-based quit program. Free patches or free gum, free coaching and free customized quit plans are still part of the package. Whether you choose to quit online or via phone, the Hawaii Tobacco Quitline is available 24/7 to all adult tobacco users that want to quit smoking, regardless of insurance. "It's great that Hawaii now offers two different ways for smokers to get help quitting. We think this will be particularly appealing for people who have tried to quit in the past but haven't been able to quit for good," said Pedro Haro, Spokesperson for the Hawaii Tobacco Quitline. "The Great American Smokeout is the perfect opportunity for smokers who have tried to quit in the past to give it another chance." Every year since 1977, the American Cancer Society has sponsored the Great American Smokeout nation-wide on the third Thursday of November to help smokers quit cigarettes for at least one day, in hopes they will quit forever. This year the events will be held on Thursday, November 21st in several locations around the state, including: Oahu: The University of Hawaii at Manoa Health Services is hosting the annualGreat American Smokeoutfair. The festivities will be held onThursday, November 21st, 2013, from9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom.





The Great American Smokeout Hits Hawaii Encouraging Smokers to Quit!





The nicotine in cigarettes is a highly addictive chemical because when you smoke a cigarette, the nicotine travels to your brain and attaches itself to a nicotinic receptor. Those receptors then release a chemical called dopamine, which is also released after other fun things, like having sex or eating cupcakes. Dopamine makes you feel good, and your brain associates those good feelings with smoking. Quitting is challenging because the brain becomes accustomed to constant doses of nicotine. If you stop smoking, the drug leaves your system, and neurons in the interpeduncular nucleus trigger withdrawal symptoms irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and weight gain that might prompt you to smoke again. "Even though you tell yourself, 'No, no, no,' your brain will find a way to convince you [smoking] is a good idea," said Kennerley, who finally gave up cigarettes in 2009 after many attempts.