With Smoking and Coronavirus Health Risks, Why Am I Not Stopping Smoking?

Have you been worried about the impact of smoking and the coronavirus and just wondering what the risks were?

Have you also been wondering why you are smoking more than you usually do even though you know there might be health risks involved? 

I want to cover with you: 

1) The risks of continuing to smoke during the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

2) How when you stop smoking, how quickly your lungs can recover-- Because a lot of people think, “Well, it doesn't even matter, the damage has been done.”

3)  Tips to start stopping and a seat in my Free Masterclass “How to Stop Smoking without Withdrawal, Cravings or Weight Gain

My name is Rita black and I am a clinical hypnotherapist and smoking cessation expert. 

I've helped over 10,000 people become happy, healthy, non-smokers, non vapers. I am also a former pack and a half a day smoker. 


Even though I've been a non-smoker for over 25 years now, I certainly remember trying super hard to quit smoking but not being able to. I really felt like it was my fault, that there was something wrong with me, that I lacked willpower, that I lacked focus, that I didn't have it in me because my friends seemed to be able to stop. 

But when I changed my mental focus I was able to stop smoking easily.  You can stop smoking when your mind is in the right place. You can stop vaping when your mind is in the right place. I will be discussing some ways to do that.


According to the Center for Tobacco Research and Education--the analysis from Chinese data shows that smokers and vapers were 14 times more likely to have serious lung infection due to Coronavirus than non-smokers that might lead to death.

Why?  There are a few different reasons:


  • Nicotine Compound “Cotinine” Smokers, vapers, and even those who inhale second-hand smoke or vapor have in their system Cotinine which is a metabolite of nicotine. This makes you more likely to succumb to ARDS--Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome--which is one of things that happen with Covid-19 in severe cases.



  • Ciliary Dysfunction  Cilia, which are the little eyelash-like hairs that line your lungs and their function is primarily to mobilize the toxins and the mucus out of your lungs. So when we smoke, when we vape, the cilia become coated with tar or chemicals from vapor and that flattens them out, so they aren't able to be used at all. What happens then in most smokers and vapers is that the mucus and toxins remain in their lungs and this makes you a lot more susceptible to infection and pneumonia. 



  • Neutrophil Dysfunction Neutrophils are white blood cells that are the first responders when there's infection in the body. They're the special little white blood cell EMT guys that come to the rescue when there is infection in the body. When you smoke or vape these first responders don’t work. The ambulance stays in the garage--so to speak--so the body doesn’t fight infection and it’s easier for you to get sick. 


Having said all that I am sure there is probably a part of your mind that thinks--”the damage is done, I may as well keep smoking.”

But the good news is that as soon as you stop smoking your body very quickly begins reversing the impact of everything that I just mentioned.

When you stop smoking:

  • Immediately your heart rate normalizes and the carbon monoxide exits your blood within 12 hours and your blood starts to get cleaner. 
  • Cotinine starts to dissipate from your system--reducing risk of ARDS.
  • Ciliary function begins to come back within a week.
  • Neutrophils also begin to work again allowing you to fight infection more easily.


I understand that with all of this information that smoking is bad and could make you more vulnerable to coronavirus you may want to smoke more, right?

Why? Because of FEAR.

It's really stressful and hard for us to imagine life without cigarettes, right? We panic, we get super afraid. Our reptilian brain thinks “you are trying to kill me by taking away my survival mechanism. You do not take my cigarettes away from me--especially now that I'm freaked out.” 

To add to this--during this stressful time we want to comfort ourselves. And what do we do when we comfort ourselves? We smoke, right? 

I want you to understand it is not your fault. There is nothing absolutely wrong with you. It is just the way that the brain is constructed that is working against you right now, especially when there is so much fear and panic in the world and uncertainty. 

I want you to understand you are a smart, capable, loving human being and you can become a non-smoker. You absolutely can. But you need to approach this in a new way.

We need to find  a completely different approach to becoming a non-smoker. So I'm going to walk you through a few tips that you can start the process of stopping and then I'm also going to suggest you come and join  for my FREE Masterclass called “How to Stop Smoking without Withdrawal, Cravings or Weight Gain.”

TIP 1) Change your Identity

When we smoke, we see ourselves as a smoker. That is our identity. So often when we're “trying not to smoke”, it's like we're taking away this identity and it's really hard. We don't want to do that. We want to make the decision that we're going to be a “nonsmoker”.The mind actually shifts when you start to look at it like that from that new more healthy and free identity. Once we have changed our ID or identity to that of non-smoker, then we're going to move on to the next step...

TIP 2) Focus on Healing Instead of “Not Smoking”

Instead of focusing on not smoking, which is usually what most people do and what happens is that they see all the voids that stopping smoking has left behind. So we want to change the focus to healing and creating a new non-smoking life. So when you focus your mind on taking care of yourself and healing, your mind will come up with other ideas. Like instead of having your coffee with the cigarette in the morning, you're just having your coffee as a non-smoker and putting your feet up and maybe writing in a journal. You're focusing on creating a new morning routine around your coffee, right? So when you're focusing your mind on what you're doing versus what you're not doing and this removes the idea of there being a void.. 

TIP 3) Create a Mantra

Right now the reptilian part of your brain has a mantra “I need cigarettes in order to survive.” So we want to change that mantra into “I am moving in the direction of being a nonsmoker.” It starts to calm your center down. It starts to help you see yourself from a different perspective and starts to calm down that reptilian center so that we don't get into that fight or flight response. 

Now here's the thing, I'd love to teach you a lot more. As you can see, I have a lot to say on this subject and I'd love for you to join me in my free masterclass. So go ahead and sign up.


I know you want to become a non-smoker and you have the opportunity to use this crisis to create a cure. Maybe that cure for you is finally taking back your power, your freedom, and your health from something that has been taking your power away from you for so long...smoking! 

I've helped thousands of people become non-smokers--EVEN super heavy, three pack-a-day smokers, people who  never ever believed that they could stop and they stopped. And what changed for them wasn't just their health and wasn't just their pocketbook, but it was a confidence that came out of doing something they thought they could never do--they gained a powerful belief in themselves. 

I believe in you and I know you can do this. 

Join me in my FREE masterclass. “How to Stop Smoking or Vaping without Withdrawal, Cravings or Weight Gain. 

I will look forward to seeing you in class!  

Have a great safe and healthy day and I hope all of your family and friends are safe and help healthy too.


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