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Kick Butts Day(s) the Young People’s Great American Smoke Out

Quitting smoking is hard.

And the more help and support that we can give smokers to help them quit, the better off we all – men, women, children, dogs, cats, etc. will be.

March 24th was the 15th Annual Kick Butts day celebrated across the country.

Kids and young adults across the country will stand up to ask legislators to protect them from the tobacco industry. Protect them? The tobacco industry is not pulling teens and young adults out of their beds, homes or schools and telling them that they must smoke cigarettes or else.

Kick Butts Day – Are They Sending the Wrong Message?

toxic cigsThe way this Kick Butts Day is designed is open for discussion, because the creators of the day are pointing fingers at the legislators, the tobacco industry and everyone else except those that are currently smoking. Why should just legislators and the tobacco industry get all the blame? Yes, advertising campaigns that target youth is an indirect way to entice young adults to start smoking, but they didn’t force them …did they? Why are the creators of this day not also taking responsibility?

What if the Kick Butts Day focused more on getting teens and young adults to quit if they have started smoking and their friends rallying in support of them quitting. The day could commemorate the commitment to quitting, like a commitment to sobriety. The Kick Butts Day could be rallying around those that we know smoke and asking them to commit to quitting while also pointing them to support systems to help them.

What if we also celebrated those who have quit! Honoring them for taking responsibility for their life, health, and the impact smoking has on their loved ones. We could also remember  those we have lost to cigarette smoking.

Putting a Positive Spin on a Positive Effort

We have rehabs for alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, perhaps we need more rehab centers offering innovative approaches to smoking cessation. And we don’t need rehab centers because if we can rally to vote, rally to fight for healthcare, then we can rally to help teens and young people quit on the Kick Butts Day.

So let’s take a step to help smokers stop. An educational and positive spin on this day could implemented, instead of just name calling, or what some might label as cry baby blaming and finger pointing at legislators and the tobacco industry. The Kick Butt Day creators could make this a day of positive action rather than a day of focusing on negative reaction.

A Different Approach

Let’s think about this a moment.

Kick Butts Day could be a rally cry one day each month of the year. One day a month could be a way to check in and hold accountable those who have made the commitment to quit smoking.

One day a month and if that is too much then one day every three months those that have committed to smoking will be obligated to answer to their peers, parents, friends, etc. as to what they are doing and if in fact they have quit.

Diaries should be kept on a daily basis so that the potential quitters are mindful of what they have promised to do and make note of the bad habits that keep them from fulfilling their commitment to quit smoking.

This would certainly be a morale booster for those who have quit and an example to peers and those who want to kick but have been afraid to try.

Kick Butts Day could create a movement to eradicate the need to smoke if we focus inwards instead of outwards.

notable references:

Georgia Kids ‘Kick Butts’ on March 24 – CNBC

On March 26 at Manteo High School in Manteo, students will hold a cigarette butt cleanup to determine if the tobacco-free campus policy is successful. …

STUDENTS at Joseph Priestley College tackled the effects of smoking in association with National No Smoking Day last week.

Want to Quit Smoking? Discover the Easy Quit Hypnosis Program

If you’re still a smoker like 45.3 million other Americans but want to quit you may want to consider an approach that is getting good reviews, the Easy Quit Hypnosis Program.

This approach was created by Valerie Dawson a “stop smoking” expert.

Dawson’s brings to the table more than eighteen years of experience as a counselor and hypnotherapist.

Valerie Dawsom PictureShe also comes highly recommended by a number of physicians in her local area and a large number of client testimonials abound on her website offering proof of this programs success.

The website also displays the testimonials from several doctors who recommend Dawson based on the success of their own patients.

What is NLP? How Can NLP Help You Quit Smoking?

Like a number of other programs the Easy Quit Hypnosis Program utilizes NLP or neuro-linguistic programming to help the program participant quit smoking.

NLP is a counseling method that employs the use of the three most important brain functions that create experiences in a human; neurology, language, and programming.

The NLP approach to quitting smoking (or changing any other unhealthy habit) involves a fundamental change in the users perception of what the habit brings to them. In other words, perhaps a smoker perceives smoking as a stress reliever. With NLP this concept is changed so that when the ‘smoker’ feels stressed they no longer even crave a cigarette.

The basic theory is that when the smoker no longer views a cigarette as relieving the need for smoking will dissipate.

Will Easy Quit Hypnosis Really Work in 58 Minutes?

With this particular program Dawson claims as a result of her expertise and specific training in smoking cessation she will enable her clients to quit smoking in just 58 minutes!

That’s a pretty amazing claim – the question remains, is it too good to be true?

According to the numerous testimonials by both users and doctors it really does work. Not only does it work but you’ll experience no withdrawal symptoms so common with quitting smoking.

Exactly What You’ll Receive with Easy Quit Hypnosis

When you order Easy Quit Hypnosis you don’t just get a 58 minute CD to listen to and quit smoking. The program offers a wealth of materials for an affordable price.

  1. A “Simple as 1-2-3 Stop Smoking Guide” with tips, tricks, step by step procedures to quit smoking and utilize hypnotism to do it.
  2. Audio #1: “Getting Ready to Quit Smoking” in which Dawson explains the hypnosis program, how it works, and what you can expect.
  3. Audio #2: “Stop Smoking Hypnosis Session” the actual program after which you’ll be able to say ‘I’m a non-smoker.’
  4. Audio #3: “Non-smoking Hypnosis Reinforcement” the part of the program to use to keep you a non-smoker.
  5. Audio #4: “Non-smoker Waking Reinforcement” to listen to at home, in the car, at work, wherever and whenever you need a little extra support.

Quit Smoking Expert ProgramCurrently on the site Dawson is also offering 4 bonuses; “Instant Natural High,” “Calm and in Control,” “Vacation to the Beach,” and “Get More Done in Less Time.”

This part of the program promises to elevate your mood and even daily level of achievement.

Maybe the program is too good to be true but maybe it works. You get all the above mentioned products for just $47 and the program is guaranteed to work or your money back. You also get to keep the bonus CDs.

Making a Personal Choice

The decision to smoke as well as the one to quit are very personal choices. It goes without saying that the program that works for one smoker may or may not work for another smoker. The price of this program is low and the success rate according to site testimonials is high. If you’re serious about quitting smoking it just may be worth the try.

To learn more, visit > Easy Quit Hypnosis

If you choose to try the program please report back to us and leave your comments on how well it worked for you.

Quit Smoking Techniques: Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises too can prove to be useful in controlling the urge to smoke.

It is common knowledge that the human body takes in a lot of toxic substances, both through the air and through food and drink.

Apart from this, various toxins are also released in the body as a result of the various processes that are going on. These toxins have to be released on a continuous basis or else they will accumulate in the body with serious results.

One of the best ways of releasing these toxins is by means of exhaling while breathing. One funny fact is that most of do not breathe properly. Just take a look at the picture like this.

With each breath that we take, we take in oxygen. This oxygen is carried by the blood to every cell of the body and every cell must indeed get enough oxygen not just to survive but to remain
healthy as well.

Old Lady Cartoon PictureSo it is imperative that we make an honest attempt to breathe properly. But first of course we have to make sure that we are breathing in unpolluted air.

The time best for breathing exercises is early in the morning when the air is comparatively unpolluted. Now what you have to do is this. Again, sit comfortably so that there is no strain to any part of your body. It is not imperative that you close your eyes, but I have always noticed that the exercise works better when the eyes are closed.

When you are ready, what you have to do is to breathe in deeply and slowly, and feel the fresh air filling up your lungs until it just can’t take any more. Conjure up images of the air encircling throughout your body and reaching every cell, literally bathing it with oxygen.

Of course it doesn’t happen that way but the image helps a lot. Then hold your breath for a few seconds and then very slowly exhale letting out all that foul air.

Again conjure up an image of all the toxins being released from your body. Every cell has become free of the burden it was carrying. Now pause for a second or two and again breathe in deeply, slowly letting your lungs fill up with all that good, clean, rejuvenating air.

Repeat this exercise at least ten times and take your time for it taking care not to rush through.

When you have done that part of the exercise it is time for the second part. Again sit with your eyes closed, but this time, keep one nostril closed with the help of your index finger.

It is best to close the right nostril first and that too with your right index finger. Now breathe in deeply and slowly through your left nostril keeping the right nostril closed. When you have held air for a second or two, release your right nostril and breathe out through it.

While you are breathing out conjure up an image of all the toxins being released form your head and the brain especially. And as you breathe in conjure up images of the clean air circulating though out your brain freeing it of all the worries and trouble and lightening it.

Repeat this exercise with the other nostril closed and in this way alternate between the nostrils at least ten times. The entire breathing exercise need not take more than ten minutes. But you will be surprised at how light hearted and free you will feel after the exercise.

Once you have practiced it for three or four mornings, you will be in a position to do the exercise each time you get the urge to smoke. The breathing exercise can easily become a substitute for the urge to take in that hourly doze of nicotine.