The Shocking Hidden Costs of Smoking

THE SHOCKING HIDDEN COSTS OF SMOKING

Did you know that the part of your mind that smokes could care less about how much smoking costs? It's true. Eight out of ten people who smoke are not really focused on the expense of smoking. And yet we spend so much money smoking.

I want to walk you through the cost of smoking, not to shame you and not to put you down, but to empower you and to motivate you. Because once your rational brain sees the cost of smoking, it can really, really give you some power and some leverage to make that powerful decision to stop smoking.

YOU AREN’T THE ONLY ONE THAT THE COST DOESN’T BOTHER

It's interesting, because when I speak to clients or I get feedback from students in my online program, Smokefree123, I’ll ask if the expense bothers them. And sometimes people will say that if they stop to think about it, then yes really does. But they also say they rarely think about it, they just pay the money. They don’t care. 

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Are You Ready to Stop Smoking?

4 QUESTIONS THAT  REVEAL IF YOU ARE REALLY READY TO QUIT SMOKING

Think you are ready to quit smoking? ...Really? Have you ever “thought” you were ready but then tried to quit and it didn’t work out? Did you know that about 80% of people who try to quit smoking are not really ready to stop smoking? Not being ready when you try to quit smoking is the main reason that most people don’t succeed-hands down.

If you've been trying to quit smoking and have been frustrated about the fact that you can stop for a day or two days, but you keep going back, chances are you just might not be mentally ready to quit smoking yet. 

I have made this AM I READY TO QUIT SMOKING QUIZ that is going to actually help you get really clear on whether or not you’re ready to truly stop smoking for good, not just stop smoking, but to stop smoking permanently. 

Now, don't worry, I'm won’t be grading you on this, LOL. Good NEWS-even if you aren't quite ready...

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How to Break Up With Smoking

WANT TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR CIGARETTES OR VAPE AND HERE’S HOW

Are you still in a bit of a love affair with smoking or vaping? Well, if you're super into smoking, what I am about to say probably isn't for you. I have helped over 10,000 people become happy, healthy, non-smokers. And I'm also a former pack and a half a day smoker. So if you are feeling a bit worn down and owned by your relationship to smoking or vaping and you're feeling enslaved in this relationship, here's the good news…

I am going to tell you how to break up with smoking once and for all. It's actually a five step process. So let's dig into it right now.

STEP 1: OWN THAT YOU LOVE SMOKING

The first step that you want to take is to just own that you love smoking or vaping. Why? We have a lot of guilt and shame about smoking. But then there's also this other part of our brain, which is what I called the “smoker brain” or the “vaper brain” that actually will tell...

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She Smoked Forever But Stopped in a Second

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When we have smoked for decades, it’s hard to believe that we will ever be able to stop.

But I Promise It's Possible

Many of my smoking cessation clients who come to my office or use my online hypnosis based program Smokefree123 can’t even remember a time when they didn’t smoke. That creates a lot of fear and self-doubt.

Like Leila (see testimonial below). She smoked for over 30 years and over a pack a day. She had COPD and knew she had to stop but she just couldn’t. Maybe you can relate. You might have been smoking for decades, and you might even have developed health issues or struggles thanks to the habit. And you would love to stop smoking, but you're stuck in the cycle of fear and doubt.

GOOD NEWS-YOU CAN STOP IN A SECOND WHEN YOU ARE READY

I bet you know people who stopped smoking and it was really, really hard. Maybe they even went back. I bet you also know people who stopped on a dime and it was easy. Do you know what the difference is? Being...

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How to Uncouple Wine and Cigarettes

Cheers darling. Do wine and cigarettes go together for you like Romeo and Juliet, or like cheese and crackers? Well, here's the thing. If you've been trying to quit smoking but the wine and cigarettes have become a problem for you, or you always go back to smoking when you drink, there's probably a couple of mistakes that you’re making that you can easily correct so that you can consciously uncouple the wine from the cigarettes. My name is Rita black and I am a clinical hypnotherapist and I am the creator of Smokefree123, which is an online smoking cessation program using hypnosis. I am a smoking cessation specialist and I am most importantly a former pack and a half a day smoker. 

I Used to Love Smoking While Drinking my Glass of Wine

I used to drink wine and smoke a lot of cigarettes at the same time. And I did think that wine and cigarettes were the perfect pair. They were kind of just like two peas in a pod, so to speak. But if you want to quit smoking, learning how...

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Stop Feeling Guilty for Being a Smoking Mom

If you’re a mom that smokes and you’re feeling that “smoking mom guilt” , I want you to stop feeling guilty. 

I've got three big tips to help you not only stop feeling guilty, but to really start moving towards being a non-smoking Mom. 

Moms Shed a Lot of Tears Over Smoking

I’ve worked with so many moms in my clinical practice in Los Angeles, and I’ve seen a lot of tears in that practice. 

Tears from moms who feel bad because they’re hiding outside in the backyard to smoke, hiding from their kids. Or they can’t wait until their kids go to bed at night so they can sneak out onto the porch to have a glass of wine and smoke. 

First off, I want you to know that you’re not alone. There are a lot of moms who smoke. But what I see a lot when moms try to stop smoking, are mistakes. 

Actually, there’s TWO main mistakes that I see moms make who are trying to stop smoking. 

You Aren’t Weak if You...

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How to Relax as a Non-Smoker

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Here’s a question for you...does smoking really relax us? Or is it that we only think it’s relaxing us but it isn’t?

That’s exactly what I’ll be digging into, because a lot of people who want to stop smoking, don’t because they believe that smoking is the only way they can relax or handle stress. My name is Rita Black. I am a clinical hypnotherapist, a smoking cessation specialist, and a former pack and a half a day smoker. And I am the creator of Smokefree123, which is an online hypnosis-based smoking cessation program.

What Makes Us Think That Smoking Relaxes Us?

Why do we think smoking relaxes us? Let me begin by discussing why smoking does not relax us. What smoking actually does is it agitates your mind. And so, when we expect a cigarette at a certain time, our mind becomes agitated. Most people smoke on a schedule or in a set pattern. For example, at certain times in their morning, or during breaks at work. When you can’t have that...

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How Smoking Impacts Ketosis

If you are on a ketogenic diet and doing intermittent fasting or are just doing a regular ketogenic diet and are also smoking, you may want to keep reading. I have some information that may impact your ketosis, your low carb regime or your intermittent fasting. And it’s very important information for you to know. It might encourage you to stop smoking once and for all. I'm Rita Black, a clinical hypnotherapist and smoking cessation specialist, and I'm also the creator of Smokefree123, which is an online hypnosis-based smoking cessation program.

Here’s What I See in My Practice

I have a large practice located in Los Angeles where I help people to stop smoking in one session with hypnosis. Many of my clients are people who are very health conscious and into healthy eating and/or losing weight. A lot of people are intermittent fasting these days. And a lot of people are on the Ketogenic Diet.

What they don't know before they come to see me is their smoking is actually...

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Coffee and Cigs

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Is your coffee routine the thing that gets you up and going in the morning? And when you tried to stop smoking, that's the thing that you miss the most?

My name is Rita Black and I am a clinical hypnotherapist, a smoking cessation specialist and the creator of Smokefree123, which is an online hypnosis based smoking cessation program. But I'm also a former pack and a half a day smoker.

My Morning Coffee and Cigs Were Everything

I remember smoking it up in the morning with my cup of joe. And that was my big morning event that got me out of bed and got me going for the day. And I just thought that I never could stop smoking because of the relationship I had with coffee and cigarettes. But I'm here to tell you I've been a happy, healthy non-smoker for over 23 years and I love coffee more than ever as a non-smoker. And you can too.

Mistake #1 That Is Made When People Try to Stop Smoking

I just want to cover a few mistakes that people make when they try to quit smoking regarding coffee...

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It's Not Your Fault That You Can't Stop Smoking

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Are you still smoking and feeling bad about it? Blaming yourself and feeling undisciplined?

You can stop right now. It really isn’t your fault that you can’t stop smoking. And I want to explain to you why that is, and how your brain works when it comes to stopping smoking. Then you’ll be able to understand why it isn’t your fault, and can come from a place of power when you do stop smoking.

When it comes to quitting smoking, most of that decision to stop smoking comes from your conscious mind. Your conscious mind is the logical part of the brain. And that part of the mind is only 12%. That’s not a very big percentage of your mind. Which isn’t a good thing, because this is the part of the mind that knows smoking is bad for you, you shouldn’t be doing it, and that you should really stop smoking today. But it’s only 12%.

The other 88% is your subconscious mind. And that’s the part of your mind that wants you to keep right on...

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