You may be 50, 60, 70, 80 and think that you’re too old to quit smoking.
And, you may think you’ve done too much damage to your body so why bother?
You may feel that you’re too stubborn to make a change now.
Guess again. You’re not.
The reality is that once you quit smoking, as soon as 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your body starts to heal.
And there’s a saying, “Everyone dies a non-smoker, it’s just a matter of how long it’s been since their last cigarette”.
How seniors benefit from quitting smoking
Here are a few of the ways quitting smoking benefits people over 50.
You’ll recover faster
Older people experience more illnesses and surgical procedures as they get older. The healthier you are, the better your chances are of healing faster.
As a matter of fact, one senior client of mine came to me for hypnosis to stop smoking because she needed knee replacement surgery. Her doctor refused to do the surgery if she was a smoker.
Your blood pressure gets lower shortly after you quit smoking
Within half an hour after you smoke your last cigarette, your blood pressure will start to drop.
When you quit smoking, let your doctor know. Your doc may want to monitor how you are doing and adjust or eliminate high blood pressure medication. Do not stop taking any medication without consulting with your doctor.
You’ll breathe easier
Issues with the respiratory system increase with age. Besides reducing your risk of lung cancer, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding:
Your mind will be sharper and clearer
Studies have shown that smoking can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Lose the cigarettes and keep your memory and cognitive abilities longer.
Your heart will be stronger
Did you know that your risk of having a heart attack starts to decline within a few short weeks of quitting smoking because of increased circulation?
Your bones will thicken
As you age you lose bone density. And, smoking speeds that up. Quitting smoking could help reduce the risk of breaking bones in the future.
Thicken your bones. Smoking speeds up the bone loss that comes with aging. Guarding against fractures makes it easier to stay active and fit.
Hypnosis can help you quit smoking, no matter how old you are
You may have tried to quit many times over the years, but now is always a good time to quit.
Even just wanting to quit puts you further ahead of others in your peer group. Why not become an inspiration for your friends?
Whether you smoke half a pack or a packa and a half a day, hypnosis can help you quit.
Remember the saying, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”? Well, if you have the will, hypnosis can be your way.
And you don’t have to do it cold turkey. Nope! Over three weeks you’ll gradually reduce how much you smoke and on your fourth session, you’ll experience your Quit Day.
That will be the day you leave tobacco in your rear view mirror!
Why not give up tobacco now – it’s a major victory no matter your age. Why not live longer and look forward to enjoying your golden years.
Book your free consultation to see if hypnosis is right for you.