Tomorrow is the Great American Smoke-Out!
Smoking Remains the #1 Preventable Cause of Disease in the United States. Smoking negatively affects every body system. Thanks to the efforts of the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association, fewer people are still smoking.
The Good News: Within minutes of smoking your last cigarette, your body begins to recover and heal:
There are Immediate Benefits to Stopping:
20 Minutes After Stopping – Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
Within a Few Days of Stopping:
- Clothes, hair and breath smell better.
- Your sense of smell returns to normal.
- Your teeth and fingernails stop yellowing.
- It becomes easier to walk and climb stairs.
You Look and Feel Better and Are Healthier as a NON-Smoker!
Stopping smoking helps stop the damaging effects of tobacco that can cause premature wrinkling of your skin, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Within a few months your circulation and breathing improve, and Much More! More Health Benefits
Happy and Proud to Be Smoke-FREE! Free of the Worry … Free of the Fear … Free of the Stigma … Free of the Danger that went along with smoking.
I know from personal how challenging it can be to Stop Smoking. I bring many years of personal and professional experience to my practice to help others stop.
After a 22 pack+ per day history of smoking, this year I celebrated 20 years smoke-FREE. Like many, I began as a teenager; that age of rebellion where we often feel invincible and give into peer pressure. After 5 years of smoking, I wanted to stop. It took me 17 years using a combination of conventional, complementary and integrative healthcare. Worst thing I ever did was start smoking. BEST thing I ever did was to STOP smoking,
Tried before without success? Or resumed after months or years smoke-free? It’s never too late to STOP! Studies show that those that are persistent in their efforts eventually quit. You receive health benefits when you stop, even after years of smoking. My oldest client to stop was 85 years old. Her final years were healthier, with more energy and stamina and a sense of pride.
Talk to Your Doctor About Stopping Smoking. Contact us for support.
Collaborative efforts can be your ‘best success.’ Working with you and your doctor, I will make recommendations that may include a combination of conventional tobacco treatment counseling along with complementary therapies (hypnosis, reiki, meditation) along with medications prescribed by your physician. Additional counseling may be recommended for those with a history of anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.)
Stop Trying to STOP Smoking and Make Up Your Mind to STOP Smoking. Then, find all the support you can. Fill your tool-box with self-help tools. MAKE it EASIER to STOP.
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Wishing you the best in health, Karen
Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation and risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that improve health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook
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A nice reminder to those who are struggling to stop smoking, which is an addiction one. After it has been made an offence to smoke in public we rarely hear about passive smokers. Before, it was a manace for non-smokers. A very good wake up call for persistent smokers about its benefits on stop smoking. Very nice of you ma’am. Thanks.
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You bring up a good point. Second-hand smoke remains an issue, but with the smoke-free zoning laws put into place around the country there seems to be less mention of it. Second-hand smoke has also been shown to cause cancer, lung and heart disease. Here is some information about second-smoke from the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm. Awareness and education are the first steps to making healthy lifestyle changes.
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