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Breaking News: American Spirits - America's Most Evil Brand of Cigarettes
Published By: Rocky Rosen on July 6, 2018
Why are they so evil. They do all they can to put in a smoker's consciousness that they are not as bad other brands. Supposedly as they are 100% pure tobacco. No additives. Not true. But regardless, they are tobacco. Tobacco is inherently a poison. When you ignite a pure leaf of tobacco it will release over 4,000 compounds that are found in the smoke. Among these compounds are formaldehyde, arsenic, cadmium, polonium 210 (radioactive material) and many, many more compounds that have no humanly positive purpose to be added to the human body.
But even those compounds were not found in tobacco and we only leave the Nicotine (the addictive substance in tobacco) it would be horrific enough. Big tobacco (American Spirits is owned by RJ Reynolds) has hidden the truth about nicotine for decades... in DICTIONARIES!!! The dictionary definition of nicotine is: a colorless, oily, water-soluble, highly toxic, liquid alkaloid,found in tobacco and valued as an insecticide.
Every time you smoke, you vape, you chew tobacco, you wear it all you are doing all day long is insecticiding yourself. You wonder why your throat feels raw, your chest feels tight, you feel out of sorts is because you constantly ingesting insecticide. You might as well be spraying HOT Raid down your throat whenever you ingest this crap.
And yes - that includes American Spirits.
If you smoke and wish you didn't I wish you would pick up the phone and call me. I work with people in person or by phone with a shared online PowerPoint. I always offer a free, no pressure consultation. I can have anyone smoke-free in a matter of days without tricks, gimmicks, drugs, hypnosis, nicotine replacements or b.s. But don't take my word for it. Here are testimonials on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXAwr54_yMre8fB5OjEx0rw
The hardest part of stopping is calling me... the rest is simple. Rocky Rosen - The Cigarette Whisperer - Agoura Hills, CA - 818-961-6978.
Why everything you tell yourself about stopping smoking is wrong.
Published By: Rocky Rosen on June 30, 2018
When a potential client calls me they are calling because they wish they didn't smoke/vape any longer. I will always ask the same two questions: How long have you been telling yourself that you don't want to smoke any longer? And how long have you been telling yourself that you have to stop? Often the answer is years. But they're both lies.
Those of us who have gotten addicted to tobacco/nicotine (and that does include me) the truth isn't that I don't want to smoke. The real truth is we do want to smoke at times, we just may not want to suffer the consequences of using any longer. So one of the first things my client learn to do (even before stopping) is use the urges to smoke as the way to get smoke-free instead of always trying to fight, ignore or deny those urges to smoke. Wanting to smoke is not the problem, it's the smoker's condition. Smoking, however, is the problem.
Lie number two: I have to stop smoking. That's a lie because if you really had to stop you already would have. My clients, even after they stop smoking, still carry cigarettes with them so they know they can smoke anytime they want to. You may hate yourself, relationships may suffer, your health may suffer, hell - cigarettes/nicotine may kill you someday, but you don't have to stop. And you really can't get rid of cigarettes because they are everywhere. Almost every retail commercial street offers cigarettes for sale.
One of the things I like to ask my clients is "In your life, who what comes first?" I will often hear my significant other, my kid(s), my pet(s), my job, God, or maybe they think it's themselves - but they are wrong. When we are practicing our addiction the addiction comes first. Smokers, if your family, your ability to work, if God came first would you still be smoking? Of course not. You never gave cigarettes permission to be the most important thing in the world to you. But they are. And I always like to say "Cigarettes are shaped perfectly, they're just little pricks that want to hurt you!"
I work with people anywhere, almost anytime. Either in person, or more often than not, by phone sharing a PowerPoint presentation online. If you, or someone you care, smoke and wish it was different I wish you would give me a call. One of my clients told me the hardest part of stopping was calling me... the rest was simple.
Best regards till we speak. I'm a real person really, really good at this. Rocky Rosen - The Cigarette Whisperer - 818-961-6978. email@example.com
Why is smoking bad for your body?
Published By: Rocky Rosen on June 29, 2018
Every cigarette you smoke is harmful
Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 (premature) deaths each year. One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.
If you could see the damage, you'd stop.
When you smoke, the poisons from the tar in your cigarettes enter your blood. These poisons in your blood then:
Make your blood thicker, and increase chances of clot formation
Increase your blood pressure and heart rate, making your heart work harder than normal
Narrow your arteries, reducing the amount of oxygen rich blood circulating to your organs.
Together, these changes to your body when you smoke increase the chance of your arteries narrowing and clots forming, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Smoking damages your heart and your blood circulation, increasing the risk of conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease (damaged blood vessels) and cerebrovascular disease (damaged arteries that supply blood to your brain).
Carbon monoxide from the smoke and nicotine both put a strain on the heart by making it work faster. They also increase your risk of blood clots. Other chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the lining of your coronary arteries, leading to furring of the arteries.
In fact, smoking doubles your risk of having a heart attack, and if you smoke you have twice the risk of dying from coronary heart disease than lifetime non-smokers.
The good news is that after only one year of not smoking, your risk is reduced by half. After stopping for 15 years, your risk is similar to that of someone who has never smoked.
Smokers have an increased chance of getting stomach cancer or ulcers. Smoking can weaken the muscle that controls the lower end of your gullet (oesophagus) and allow acid from the stomach to travel in the wrong direction back up your gullet, a process known as reflux.
Smoking is a significant risk factor for developing kidney cancer, and the more you smoke the greater the risk. For example, research has shown that if you regularly smoke 10 cigarettes a day, you are one and a half times more likely to develop kidney cancer compared with a non-smoker. This is increased to twice as likely if you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day.
Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen that gets to your skin. This means that if you smoke, your skin ages more quickly and looks grey and dull. The toxins in your body also cause cellulite.
Smoking prematurely ages your skin by between 10 and 20 years, and makes it three times more likely you'll get facial wrinkling, particularly around the eyes and mouth. Smoking even gives you a sallow, yellow-grey complexion and hollow cheeks, which can cause you to look gaunt.
The good news is that once you stop smoking, you will prevent further deterioration to your skin caused by smoking.
Smoking can cause your bones to become weak and brittle. Women need to be especially careful as they are more likely to suffer from brittle bones (osteoporosis) than non-smokers.
If you smoke, you are more likely to have a stroke than someone who doesn't smoke. In fact, smoking increases your risk of having a stroke by at least 50%, which can cause brain damage and death. And, by smoking, you double your risk of dying from a stroke.
One way that smoking can increase your risk of a stroke is by increasing your chances of developing a brain aneurysm. This is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall. This can rupture or burst which will lead to an extremely serious condition known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage, which is a type of stroke, and can cause extensive brain damage and death.
The good news is that within two years of stopping smoking, your risk of stroke is reduced to half that of a non-smoker and within five years it will be the same as a non-smoker.
Your lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COPD, a progressive and debilitating disease, is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways and destruction of lung tissue. Typical symptoms of COPD include: increasing breathlessness when active, a persistent cough with phlegm and frequent chest infections.
Whilst the early signs of COPD can often be dismissed as a ‘smoker’s cough’, if people continue smoking and the condition worsens, it can greatly impact on their quality of life. You can slow down the progression of the disease and stopping smoking is the most effective way to do this.
Mouth and throat
Smoking causes unattractive problems such as bad breath and stained teeth, and can also cause gum disease and damage your sense of taste.
The most serious damage smoking causes in your mouth and throat is an increased risk of cancer in your lips, tongue, throat, voice box and gullet (oesophagus). More than 93% of oropharyngeal cancers (cancer in part of the throat) are caused by smoking.
The good news is that when you stop using tobacco, even after many years of use, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing head and neck cancer. Once you've been smokefree for 20 years, your risk of head and neck cancer is reduced to that of a non-smoker.
Reproduction and fertility
Smoking can cause male impotence, as it damages the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis. It can also damage sperm, reduce sperm count and cause testicular cancer. Up to 120,000 men from the UK in their 20s and 30s are impotent as a direct result of smoking, and men who smoke have a lower sperm count than those who are non-smokers.
For women, smoking can reduce fertility. One study found that smokers were over three times more likely than non-smokers to have taken more than one year to conceive. The study estimated that the fertility of smoking women was 72% that of non-smokers.
Smoking also increases your risk of cervical cancer. People who smoke are less able to get rid of the HPV infection from the body, which can develop into cancer.
Smoking while you are pregnant can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth and illness, and it increases the risk of cot death by at least 25%.
Tired of all this - maybe we should speak. Free, no-pressure consultation by Rocky Rosen - The Cigarette Whisperer - as seen on and endoresed by TV's "The Doctors". 818-961-6978
DO YOU SMOKE/VAPE (OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT)? WISH IT WAS DIFFERENT?
Published By: Rocky Rosen on June 11, 2018
HAVE YOU TRIED QUITTING BEFORE TO NO AVAIL? DO YOU WANT HELP?
If you wish you could break the grip nicotine has on you, HELP IS HERE.
THERE ARE NO TRICKS, GIMMICKS, DRUGS, HYPNOSIS, NICOTINE REPLACEMENTS, E-CIGS OR B.S. PHYSICIAN ENDORSED - HIGH SUCCESS RATE - FREE, NO-PRESSURE CONSULTATION. #1 RATING ON GOOGLE UNDER “STOP SMOKING TRAINER”.
For over 20 years, Rocky Rosen (The Cigarette Whisperer) has helped the discerning smoker, looking for confidentiality and success, get smoke-free. No tricks, gimmicks, drugs, nicotine replacements, hypnosis, or b.s. Just a direct, gentle, effective way to stop smoking. Physician endorsed. High success rate. Many references available. To see more YouTube Rocky Rosen.
Learn how to use your urges to smoke as being the vehicle to get you smoke-free vs. always trying to fight, deny, ignore those urges that keep coming up. "I know from what I speak of. I was a die hard, got to quit, can't quit, want to quit, never going to quit smoker who has helped hundreds get free and now I'd like to help you."
Smokers/vapers are not only capable of stopping smoking, they absolutely deserve better.
Rocky’s technique is so successful, it was featured on and endorsed by the television show "The Doctors".
Call/text 818-961-6978 - firstname.lastname@example.org
“EVERYONE TELLS SMOKERS TO QUIT, BUT NO ONE SHOWS THEM HOW TO… UNTIL NOW.”
"I smoked most of my life, 2 packs a day or more. Having worked with Rocky Rosen and his method, I have not smoked now for years. I am amazed with the relative ease with which I rid myself of the habit. I would encourage anybody who wants to stop smoking to work with Rocky." * 30 + Year Smoker- Best Actress Academy Award Nominee"
I tried hypnotism, a medical procedure, nicotine gum and patches, and countless other ways to stop smoking, but nothing worked for me before. Had I known stopping was this simple, I would have gone to Rocky years ago. I am so grateful I don't have to be a slave anymore. In the years I have been free from nicotine, I have not killed anyone or gained any weight - - my two biggest fears." * 20+ Year Smoker - At Home Mom
"What I find to be most amazing is after working with Rocky Rosen for just a few days my wife and I have stopped smoking with seemingly ease and no negative side effects. We actually enjoy being smoke free."* 25 + Year Smoker Fortune 500 Executive
“My cigarettes and I had been together as long as I could remember--smoking 3 packs a day was easy for me. With Rocky I have stopped smoking and I have gotten through the rough times.” * 40 + Year Smoker – Retired
“My wife and I tried to stop smoking numerous times using every known method available: hypnosis, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, acupuncture, support groups, and cold turkey. We often tried to suppress our desires to stop smoking, but eventually, one of us would sneak a cigarette. The first cigarette always led to full-time smoking for both of us. It became a painful cycle until we worked with Rocky. Instead of suppressing our desires to smoke, we now have fun with those desires!” * 15 + Year Smoker - C.P.A.
* Names not published here to respect confidentiality. All letters on file.
“In all of my lifetime this is the first period of time that I’ve ever seen Mom without a cigarette or a pack sitting next to her. It is astonishing…. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your program, not only as my mother’s daughter, but as a physician.” Susan Mandel, M.D. Beverly Hills, CA
"It has now been several years since my mother-in-law has smoked. This feat is comparable to climbing Mt. Everest. The Rocky's method is a true life-saver. I am happy to recommend this program to my patients, colleagues, family, and friends." Howard C. Mandel, M.D. Century City, CA
"I have referred a number of my patients to Rocky Rosen. I am particularly impressed with his program's psychological approach and effectiveness." Steven Rubins, M.D. Beverly Hills, CA
There are many, many more former clients and physician referrals. None of that really matters. What really matters is can we get you free. If you truly wish you could be done with tobacco/nicotine, I truly wish you would reach out to me. Working with clients one-on-one throughout the US as well as worldwide, in person or by phone and a shared PowerPoint screen. Once again, reach The Cigarette Whisperer at 818-961-6978 (USA) or by email at email@example.com.
You are not only capable of stopping smoking, you deserve to. The hardest part of stopping is calling me... the rest is simple. Please feel free to share this post.
If You're a Cartoon Cigarettes Won't Hurt You. If You're Not a Cartoon, They Will!
Published By: Rocky Rosen on June 9, 2018
The Effects of Smoking on the Body
No matter how you smoke it, tobacco is dangerous to your health. There are no safe substances in any tobacco products, from acetone and tar to nicotine and carbon monoxide. The substances you inhale don’t just affect your lungs. They can affect your entire body.
Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing complications in the body, as well as long-term effects on your body systems. While smoking can increase your risk of a variety of problems over several years, some of the bodily effects are immediate. Learn more about the symptoms and overall effects of smoking on the body below.
Tobacco smoke is incredibly harmful to your health. There’s no safe way to smoke. Replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah won’t help you avoid the health risks.
Cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients, many of which can also be found in cigars and hookahs. When these ingredients burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the American Lung Association. Many of those chemicals are poisonous and at least 69 of them are linked to cancer.
In the United States, the mortality rate for smokers is three times that of people who never smoked. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that smoking is the most common "preventable cause of death" in the United States. While the effects of smoking may not be immediate, the complications and damage can last for years. The good news is that quitting smoking can reverse many effects.
Central nervous system
One of the ingredients in tobacco is a mood-altering drug called nicotine. Nicotine reaches your brain in mere seconds and makes you feel more energized for a while. But as that effect wears off, you feel tired and crave more. Nicotine is extremely habit-forming, which is why people find smoking so difficult to quit.
Physical withdrawal from nicotine can impair your cognitive functioning and make you feel anxious, irritated, and depressed. Withdrawal can also cause headaches and sleep problems.
When you inhale smoke, you’re taking in substances that can damage your lungs. Over time, this damage leads to a variety of problems. Along with increased infections, people who smoke are at higher risk for chronic nonreversible lung conditions such as:
emphysema, the destruction of the air sacs in your lungs
chronic bronchitis, permanent inflammation that affects the lining of the breathing tubes of the lungs
Withdrawal from tobacco products can cause temporary congestion and respiratory discomfort as your lungs and airways begin to heal. Increased mucus production right after quitting smoking is a positive sign that your respiratory system is recovering.
Smoking damages your entire cardiovascular system. Nicotine causes blood vessels to tighten, which restricts the flow of blood. Over time, the ongoing narrowing, along with damage to the blood vessels, can cause peripheral artery disease.
Smoking not only impacts your cardiovascular health, but also the health of those around you who don’t smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke carries the same risk to a nonsmoker as someone who does smoke. Risks include stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.
Integumentary system (skin, hair, and nails)
The more obvious signs of smoking involve skin changes. Substances in tobacco smoke actually change the structure of your skin. A recent study has shown that smoking dramatically increases the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer).
Your fingernails and toenails aren’t immune from the effects of smoking. Smoking increases the likelihood of fungal nail infections.
Hair is also affected by nicotine. A study finds it increases hair loss, balding, and graying.
Smoking increases the risk of mouth, throat, larynx, and esophagus cancer. Smokers also have higher rates of pancreatic cancer. Even people who “smoke but don’t inhale” face an increased risk of mouth cancer.
Smoking also has an effect on insulin, making it more likely that you’ll develop insulin resistance. That puts you at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and its complications, which tend to develop at a faster rate than in people who don’t smoke.
Sexuality and reproductive system
Nicotine affects blood flow to the genital areas of both men and women. For men, this can decrease sexual performance. For women, this can result in sexual dissatisfaction by decreasing lubrication and the ability to reach orgasm. Smoking may also lower sex hormone levels in both men and women. This can possibly lead to decreased sexual desire.
Quitting smoking is difficult, not quitting is more so. Ask them for advice. There are both short and long-term benefits to quitting smoking. Since smoking affects every body system, finding a way to quit is the most important step you can take to living a longer and happier life. Anyway someone who smokes and they wish they didn't get smoke-free is the best way in the world. I just offer a direct, gentle and effective way to stop smoking and have helped hundreds of people get smoke-free. If you wish you didn't smoke, I wish you would call me.
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Smoke? Wish You Didn't?
Published By: Rocky Rosen on June 3, 2018
Here's how we start. We are hanging with some friends. Someone offers you a cigarette and you smoke it. No big deal. Just a social thing. Hanging with buddies, smoking a cigarette, feeling cool, mature, sexy, sophisticated and let's not leave out rebellious.
Then, imperceptibly, at some point or another we cross this invisible line. Not caring if friends are around or not, but feeling "I want a cigarette." Then smoking is not only social, it's what we do when we are by ourselves. It doesn't happen to every social smoker, but it did happen to me. Maybe you. And then, ten years into it or more, we try to stop, but no matter what I do I keep going back to cigarettes/nicotine (by the way, just so you know, nicotine is an insecticide. So when you smoke, vape, chew, wear it all you are doing when you use is insecticidng yourself all day long)
When we are trapped by our cigarettes/tobacco/ nicotine we don't put our significant others first, our children, our God, ourselves - cigarettes come first, and we never gave them permission to be the most important thing in the world to us, but that's what they become. I always say cigarettes are shaped perfectly, they are little pricks that want to hurt us.
And with that realization we try to find a way out. Problem is we keep lying to ourselves telling us that we don't want to smoke, that we need to quit. What I found for myself is that these are both lies. We have to stop - if we had to we already would have. We can smoke even though it makes us feel like crap, may hurt us in ways we cannot fathom, and may kill us but cigarettes are available and we can smoke pretty much anytime we want.
Then there is the other big lie: I don't want to smoke. Of course you do. You just don't want to suffer the consequences - both physical, mental and intimacy. The Cigarette Whisperer program is designed to teach you how to use your urges to smoke rather than always trying to fight, ignore and deny those urges. Without tricks, gimmicks, drugs, hypnosis, nicotine replacements or b.s.
Smoking is the elephant in the room that no one really knows how to speak about. Everyone tells smokers they should quit, but no one shows them how to... until now. Smoke? Vape? Chew? Wish you didn't? How about a no pressure introduction. This might be one of the hardest, and best phone calls you will ever make. I work with people in person or by phone sharing a PowerPoint presentation. Want to speak? I do.
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All the Wrong Information Smokers Have in Their Heads About Quitting Smoking
Published By: Rocky Rosen on June 1, 2018
#1 – I MUST STOP SMOKING
You’ve heard this in your head for years but what do you still do? Smoke. You don’t have to quit. Get this “I must stop smoking bullshit out of your head. You can smoke. Want me to prove it.
They are available. Anytime on every commercial street. That’s why you can smoke. You don’t have to quit smoking. You don’t have an omnipotent maternal or paternal figure demanding you to not do something and sending you to your room. You can smoke almost anytime you want do.
#2 – I CAN’T STOP SMOKING – (alright, fasten your seatbelt)
“I’ve tried. I’ve tried over and over. I’ve done everything I can and everything available already. I’ve even quit before but keep going back. I can’t stop smoking no matter what I do.” Man – does that sound like me. Here’s the problem with this – when someone is saying they can’t stop smoking they are coming from: FEAR - (DUM, DEE-DUM-DUM, DUM)
Of course, you are afraid. Stopping smoking is scary. Problem is, not stopping is scarier. When I tell myself, I can’t stop smoking, I’m coming from fear. Now I have several acronyms for fear. The first one is fear stands for: False Evidence Appears Real
When fear overwhelms us, and we tell ourselves “I can’t stop”, that is the false evidence that appears real. If you can convince yourself and everyone
who cares for you that you really can’t stop, you get to keep on smoking. Therefore, we do not have to assume any personal responsibility in this matter.
The thing is fear is mandatory –
But how you experience your fear is what motivates or debilitates us. Frightens us or excites us. My job is to make getting off cigarettes something very exciting for you.
So, let’s talk about something you are afraid of. FIRE. If you had a candle burning in front of you would you put your hand in the flame and hold it in the flame for 20 or 30 seconds?
Of course, you wouldn’t. It would burn and injure you. You, like me, are afraid of fire. Is that an unhealthy fear? Absolutely not. It is one of our healthiest fears. Now let’s talk about healthy and unhealthy fear when it comes to stop smoking.
FEAR AS A NEGATIVE:
When the fear of not smoking overwhelms us and we think to not smoke is impossible, that we can’t do it. The urge, the pull of a cigarette is too uncomfortable, and I am afraid I am too weak to endure this urge then F.E.A.R. stands for: Fuck Everything And Run back to the cigarettes. The amazing thing for me was whenever I would tell myself “Fuck it I’ll smoke again” would always turned right back into “I’m fucked, I’m smoking again.”
In other words, any time I say fuck it give me a cigarette in the most profound sense I am truly hurting myself. Don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hurting and fucking myself over and over.
FEAR AS A POSITIVE:
Everything you are afraid about when it comes to stopping smoking has nothing to do with right now, it’s the fear of the future that overwhelms. Let me prove that to you. Can you smoke right now? Yes, you can. Can you smoke later? Yes, you can. Since you can smoke anytime you want what do you have to be afraid of?
Everything you are afraid about when it comes to stopping smoking has nothing to do with right now, it’s the fear of the future that overwhelms us.
Please know I know that your mind will lie to you. It will do all it can do to convince you that you’ll never make it. There is a reason why your mind never shuts off (we will discuss later) but suffice it to say that you and I may or may not agree on much, but I bet we can both agree that you are not only capable of stopping smoking, you deserve better, you deserve to be smoke-free. IT IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT TO LIVE FREE.
#3 - NOT NOW. THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME TO UNDERTAKE THIS:
And you are probably right. Now is not a good time to quit. With everything going on in your life right now this is just not the right time. But the truth is there will never be a good time to quit smoking. There will always be a reason why now is not the right time. And since there will never be a good time to quit, the alternative is true as well. There really will never be a bad time to quit either. And now I will hit you with a hard, cold truth. You will never have the opportunity ever again to stop smoking as young and healthy as you are right now. So, this week is going to be the best time ever for you to stop smoking.
#4 – I DON’T REALLY WANT TO STOP SMOKING:
And when this thought comes into your thinking you probably hate yourself for it. With all you know how could still want to smoke??? There is a big part of you begging to quit, and here you are now still longing for them.
The reality is we smokers are caught between a rock and a hard place. I want to quit. I want to smoke. I want to quit. I want to smoke plays over and over in our heads. But guess what - even though you think there is a part of you that still wants to smoke, even though you think this is fucked up information, it’s not. It’s the truth. And it’s with this truth that we will get you smoke-free. The truth of knowing you will still want to smoke at times, even after you stop.
#5 - I DONT WANT TO SMOKE:
We say this to ourselves over and over and over and over. I don’t want to smoke. I mean it, I don’t want to smoke. I don’t. I really, really don’t want to smoke. I mean it. I don’t. I don’t, I don’t…. until - I want a cigarette hits. And it will.
So the truth about you and me as discussed earlier is not that I don’t want to smoke, the real truth is I (on some level or another always) do want to smoke, I just don’t want to suffer the consequences of smoking any longer. The smell, the expense, what it’s doing to my health and self-esteem, etc.
So let me show you how I physically help someone stop smoking mentally. Having lived in Wisconsin for many years earlier in life I know from what I am about to speak of.
Let’s imagine you are driving on an icy road and suddenly you are no longer going straight but your headlights and front of your car is sliding to the right. Not a 90% turn to the right - more like a 15% slide as you are accelerating to the edge of the highway. How do you regain control of your car? The inexperienced driver freaks out, hits their brakes and turns the car to the left. That’s what intuition tells us to do. Turn the other way and hit your brakes, right. BZZZZZZ - wrong. In a situation like this you want to keep your foot off the brakes and turn your wheel towards the skid. Not a hard right, just turn your wheel into the direction of the skid (about a 15% turn to the right). Know what happens???? The car rights itself and you continue on your journey.
It is the inexperienced driver who slam on their brakes and turn in the opposite direction. It is intuitive. But they are usually the ones who wind up wrapped around a tree. Why turning towards the skid rights the car I will never know. It makes no sense to me. But having done it many, many times I know it works.
How does this apply to stopping smoking? Well, if you’re anything like me, when I would think about quitting smoking I kept trying to go in the opposite direction and hit the brakes by telling myself the two big lies: “I have to quit” and “I don’t want to smoke”. I kept trying to hit the brakes and turned towards the opposite direction. And though I may not have wrapped around a tree, I kept doing something worse and getting myself wrapped around my cigarettes again where they owned my ass, my health, my self-esteem, my endurance, etc.
Want to know more. I'm a personal stop-smoking coach working with the discriminating client who needs help getting smoke-free. I always offer a free, no-pressure consultation. If we are a good fit you will be smoke-free in just a matter of days. But don't take my word for it. Here are testimonials from physicians and former clients.
Rocky Rosen - The Cigarette Whisperer - 818-961-6978
WHO IS ROCKY?
Rocky Rosen is considered by many to be America's foremost expert on getting people free from cigarettes. Rocky was a 2-pack per day smoker for over 20 years, and had tried numerous ways to stop smoking, including: nicotine replacement therapy, acupuncture, hypnosis, injections, aversion therapy, support groups. Although he was able to get some time off of cigarettes, eventually the urge to smoke would reappear, and Rocky would find that he was right back smoking as much as ever.
"We started by meeting in person and continued with meetings over the web and on the phone. You don't have to be in Los Angeles to benefit from his program because the live web tutorials and phone calls offer a great deal of information and support. I am now healthier, my voice is in better condition, I wake up breathing freely and know that I will have a healthier higher quality of life as I continue along with the program."