Stop smoking hypnotherapy in Leeds or E-cigarettes?
So E-Cigarettes Might Not Be That Safe After All.
When I wrote the book “Stop Smoking: It’s a doddle” as a guide and accompaniment to Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic’s stop smoking hypnotherapy programme, I felt it only fair to include a mention of e-cigarettes.
I wasn’t a fan, even if popular opinion seemed to be that “vaping” was an acceptable way of helping people to quit smoking.
In my book such substitutes reflect a failure to address the real issues; e-cigs help perpetuate the myth that so-called nicotine addiction constitutes a physical dependency when in reality smoking is almost entirely a psychological condition.
Times have changed with regards to how to stop smoking
But less than a year ago many politicians and some health professionals were prepared to laud vaping products as lifesavers because it was assumed they were less harmful than cigarettes even though no research had actually deemed them harmless.
Am I just a biased stop smoking hypnotherapist?
Some cynics might say that my lack of enthusiasm for vaping is hardly a surprise – after all aren’t e-cigs in direct competition with treatment at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic? Well, not really because I now have people coming to the clinic wanting to give up vaping as well as smoking. In addition, smoking cessation is only one of the programmes offered at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic where treatment for a wide range of conditions is available.
So, I feel I can remain objective and professional in my opinions regarding smoking.
And I remain convinced that hypnotherapy combined with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective way to help people in the UK, or wherever, to quit smoking.
Now new research coming from America says that vaping could be linked to cancer.
This comes just as the UK government is rolling out the idea that vaping is a useful aid for those who want to stop smoking.
Victims of the tobacco companies who don’t want you to just stop smoking.
Worrying, I would say, is the involvement and influence of some tobacco companies in the vaping business. There are now an estimated 2.6 million e-cig users in the UK – so the market is huge.
The real dangers of smoking e- cigarettes instead of stopping smoking.
The latest medical research regarding vaping has come from a team of scientists in San Diego with results published in the medical journal Oral Oncology.
Dr Jessica Weng-Rodriguez, chief of pathology at the San Diego branch of the US Department of Veteran Affairs, who co-authored the report, said: “Vapourised e-cigarette liquids induced increased DNA strand breaks and cell damage.”
She added that many earlier studies had shown that nicotine could damage cells, however, her team’s study indicated that other components in e-cigarettes may be cancer causing.
Her conclusions are that the tests “strongly suggest” that e-cigarettes are not as safe as their marketing makes them appear.
In addition to this, recent research from Harvard University on 51 e-cigarette liquids found some of the components can cause a condition called “popcorn lung” – a narrowing of airways, which is life-threatening.
My attention to both these reports was initiated by articles in The Independent newspaper.
And so the debate goes on – the shuffling of statistics, the claims and counter claims.
But if you are a smoker, my advice is simple.
Don’t be a victim.
Make the only sensible choice.
When you decide to do so the doors at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic are open.
And it really is a doddle to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Leeds.