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You will know you have quit smoking
when you no longer think about quitting smoking.

I didn't use hypnosis to quit smoking. However, I watched Dotti quit using it, and it was nothing short of a miracle the way it worked for her. I spent many days in a constant, grueling battle to avoid smoking when I first quit. I spent many weeks more in a very tough struggle to stay away from the cigarettes. I then went on to go through additional months of intense effort to remain smoke-free. To this day, I remain vigilant, because smoking on occasion calls to me. It is not difficult to avoid such calls after years of being smoke-free, but on rare occasions, the small effort must be made even still.

Dotti went into ONE hypnosis session, and an hour later, she had laid down her cigarettes for good, and she has NEVER wanted another cigarette since! I can't fathom that, after what I went through.

Dotti is using hypnosis CDs in her weight loss journey and they have been very helpful. Our hope is that these quit-smoking CDs will help you in a similar way.
Dotti's best friend Tammy, and her husband Jim, who happens to be my best friend, also successfully quit using hypnosis. They have been off cigarettes for over 4 years, since December, 2000. Jim had to struggle with it more than Dotti, and to this day, he is like me in thinking about cigarettes from time to time, but he has not had a cigarette since his hypnosis session.

So, for three people, who are very close to me, I know without a doubt that hypnosis helped them quit after LONG-TERM HEAVY SMOKING HABITS.

I also know people who have tried hypnosis and then gone back to smoking. It is not a miracle that works for everyone, but it certainly is worth thinking about. I never tried it, and so I don't know if it would have worked for me, but if I were quitting right this very moment, I would give it a shot.

February 7, 2001

I Can't Quit
Al's story

February 7, 2001

7 Keys To Quitting
Some things to make it easier

April 19, 1988

Dear Non-Smoking Al
Straight from the past -- a letter from Smoking Al

February 3, 2002

Al's Quit Smoking Journal
From my 1990 Journal when I successfully quit for 5 years

What happens when you quit!

In 20 minutes:

  • Blood pressure drops
  • Pulse rate drops
  • Body temperature in hands and feet increase to nomral
In 5 hours:

  • Carbon monoxide level is reduced to 1/2 in the blood
  • Oxygen levels increase as carbon monoxide level decreases to nomral
In 24 hours:

  • Chance of heart attack decreases
In 72 hours:

  • Nerve endings in tongue and nose begin to regrow
  • Taste and smell begin to gradually return
  • Carbon monoxide has cleared out
  • Nicotine has cleared out
  • Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier
  • Body has enough oxygen in the blood
  • Respiration rate decreases as lung capacity increases
From 2 weeks
to 3 months:

  • Circulation improves
  • Walking becomes easier
  • Lung function increases up to 30%
From one month
to 9 months:

  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease as mucus production returns to normal.
  • Cilia regrow in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, reduce infection
  • Body's overall energy level increases
In 5 years:

  • Lung cancer death rate decrease from 137 per 100,000 to 72 per 100,000
In 10 years:

  • Precancerous cells have been replaced
  • All risk rates drop to that of a non-smoker

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