Hypnosis Denver – Study Finds Smokers Are Ill-informed

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Stop Smoking Hypnosis Denver – Study Finds Smokers Are Ill-informed

Written By Maria Esposito Published July 16, 2008 FoxNews.com

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Denver

Since 1964, 29 surgeon generals have issued reports on the dangers of tobacco use, calling it the single most avoidable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States.

Despite these efforts to educate the public, the 2007 Smoker Misconceptions survey reveals there are significant differences between what smokers believe are the risks associated with smoking and the realities of tobacco-related disease and death.

Researchers from the American Legacy Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare examined the responses of 900 adult men and women smokers in the U.S. who smoke cigarettes every day. The “average” respondent in the survey was 48 years old, started smoking at the age of 16 and currently smokes 20 cigarettes — one pack — per day.

Some of the data gathered from the survey indicates how ill-informed smokers are:

  • Sixty-six percent didn’t know that their chance of developing lung cancer was greater than that of a non-smoker.
  • Forty percent incorrectly believed that developing lung cancer depends primarily on genes, not on behaviors like smoking.
  • Eight percent didn’t know that smoking has been proven to cause blindness.
  • Ten percent didn’t know that smoking has been proven to cause hair loss.
  • Twenty-six percent didn’t know that smoking has been proven to cause impotence.
  • Thirty-three percent mistakenly thought that they could reverse the harmful effects of smoking by exercising and taking vitamins.

Dr. Richard D. Hurt, of the Nicotine Dependence Center at the Mayo Clinic, knows firsthand about the myths that have developed around smoking.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Denver – here are two common misconceptions about smoking:

1. Myth: Nicotine causes cancer.

Fact: Nicotine is not a carcinogen. However, there are 4,000 known chemicals in cigarettes, and more than 60 of them are carcinogens.

2. Myth: Low nicotine cigarettes are safer.

Fact: The blend of tobacco in a low nicotine cigarette is exactly the same as in a regular cigarette. The reason cigarette companies can call them “low” has to do with the way nicotine levels are tested.

As the regulator of cigarettes, the Federal Trade Commission tests for nicotine and tar levels with machines that draw air through a cigarette in two-second puffs, repeated once per minute, until the cigarette is burned to the filter. The smoke that is generated in this manner tests low in nicotine.

However, this test doesn’t approximate the way people really smoke. Smokers will compensate for the lower yield of nicotine by puffing more, or taking longer drags. Consequently, the smoker will actually inhale the same or more nicotine and tar, even though it is considered a low-nicotine cigarette.

Another reason the machine tests are considered inaccurate is cigarette manufacturers put ventilation holes in the filters. These holes allow more air to be drawn in, which dilutes the smoke going into the machine, making it seem as though the cigarette being tested contains less tar and nicotine. But when people actually smoke these cigarettes, their fingers generally cover the holes in the filters.

Now you know more information about smoking and hopefully busted some of the myths that you might have thought about smoking. If your ready to quit smoking why not give hypnosis a try because…

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