Ever catch yourself feeling that cigarettes are controlling you?
I felt the same when I was a smoker. I have tried to quit smoking a few times, but the negative emotions took over, I lost control and relapsed. I have to admit that sometimes it’s really difficult to reverse the negativity.
So what is it that we cannot control? Is it the need for cigarettes, really? Or is it the feelings in yourself while you are trying to quit smoking?
In fact any negative feelings will impact on the possibility of achieving your goal. If you could feel great while you are trying to quit smoking, the chances to succeed of becoming a Non-Smoker would be much higher.
Fortunately we have the ability to stop the negativity by inundate our minds with...
Here we go again; it is that time of the year that we take a close to our life. We let the dreams come to our mind again and invest sometime to redefine our lifestyle. It is time to give a chance at a new beginning.
You have done what you could in 2015. Perhaps stress, lost of control, lack of motivation or lack of energy have crept in and lead you to failures. Learn the lesson and don’t think about them anymore. 2016 is a new year. You shall begin it in peace with yourself. Let the dreams come to you and renew your mind with hope and faith that this year your resolution will turn into reality.
You will find below some tips at starting your new year off on an unstoppable foot:
1. Quit Smoking
This is the number ONE resolution because you will save...
Many plastic surgeons would not do certain surgeries on smokers. They believe smokers would be at high risk of having wound-healing problems.
Dr. Carlos Wolf , partner at Miami Plastic Surgery, has cancelled a surgery due to the smell of cigarette smoke on the patient. He would not procede with the surgery if he believe the patient has not quit smoking two to four weeks before date of surgery.
Says Dr. Nick Carr, head of the plastic surgery division at the University of British Columbia: “Any procedure in which a surgeon has to raise a flap of skin and stretch it—facelifts, breast lifts, tummy tucks—is risky because the blood supply may be compromised.” The results can include wounds that won’t heal, skin flaps that die, extensive scarring and th...
Every smoker, like you, knows that nicotine is pretty bad. What you might not know is how nicotine tricks you by raising the levels of dopamine. After smoking a cigarette, dopamine level goes up artificially and you “feel good”.
The natural chemical reaction in the body like dopamine and serotonin decrease their natural production because the cigarettes are doing this job artificially. As a consequence, you might experience feelings of being cranky, down, depressed or anxious while you are trying to quit smoking.
One cigarette only affects your body’s ability to proper regulate dopamine and serotonin levels. This is why smokers light up a cigarette while under stress.
None of the Nicotine Replacement Therapy has the ability to regulate your dopami...
If you need a more compelling reason to quit smoking than your own health, environment and finance, here it is: smokers look 20 years older than a non-smoker. The smoking damages can cause permanent damages on your skin, such as wrinkles, sagging and discoloration.
Researches around the world has given enough evidence of bad effects on the smokers's skin due to the impact of tobacco's toxic chemicals. Those chemicals affects the skin structures such as collagen and the fibres that give skin its stretch called elastin. They reduce the blood flow, the curiculatng oxygen and the water content, making the skin drier and more fragile.
A smoker's face shows extensive wrinkling, and it is innevitably to avoid the crown's feet eye and "barcode" lips. Tob...