Wednesday, 3 December 2014

E Cigarettes: Switching one habit for another

E cigarettes seem to be all the latest rage. They are really turning into big business with a new shop opening up in Waterford earlier this year. I remember late last year the first time I actually seen someone smoking an e-cigarette in a pub and I could not understand why the barman was allowing it. I even thought maybe the smoking ban was lifted! But alas, to my relief, a friend then informed me that it was only someone ‘blowing vapour’. However, I lost count of the amount of people that pulled out this plastic stick and started pulling out of it. So are ‘e-cigs’ a solution to all smokers problems? In this blog post I will be taking a look.

E-Cigarettes: One habit for another?
E-cigarettes are now been marketed as effective smoking cessation devices. But are they really? I have many concerns about them. The latest studies indicate e-cigs do cause damage to the lungs, as scientists from the University of Athens, Greece reported: “We found e-cigarettes can cause immediate harm after smoking the device. More research is needed to understand whether this harm also has lasting effects in the long-term”. Another study carried out in France, found that e-cigs contain carcinogenic chemicals that make some as harmful as normal tobacco. They reported that: “We detected a significant quantity of carcinogenic molecules in the vapour of these cigarettes. In three models out of ten the levels of the carcinogenic compound formaldehyde come close to those of a conventional cigarette. The highly toxic molecule ‘acrolein’ was also detected in the vapours of e-cigarettes, sometimes at levels even higher than in traditional cigarettes”.1

Health experts in Japan also discovered high levels of chemicals including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in the vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid.2 As recently as August 2014 the World Health Organisation (WHO) called on governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning they pose a 'serious threat' to unborn babies and young people.3

Hypnosis will help you escape from smokeland
In my opinion, even if e-cigarettes are not as harmful as ‘regular’ cigarettes, at the end of the day, less of a bad thing just kills you slower and worse you’re still left with a habit. The difference with using hypnosis to stop smoking in comparison to other strategies is that all other strategies suggest that you ‘need’ something (i.e. e-cigs, gum, patches, etc.) ‘outside of yourself’ to stop smoking. In other words you can’t do it yourself. Hypnosis on the other hand, empowers you with the right thought process, belief and mind set to enable you to stop smoking easily.

There are many advantages to using Hypnotherapy to stop smoking Vs E-cigarettes:

1. You are not replacing one habit with another.
2. You learn to control your thoughts; emotions and feelings which will benefit many other aspects of your life, e.g. stress reduction.
3. It promotes health and well-being and is completely safe.
4. You will be equipped with the tools and mind set to stop smoking permanently.
5. It is much cheaper. E-cigarettes, while cheaper than regular cigarettes are still an ongoing expense.
6. Stopping smoking using hypnosis is much more rewarding and you will feel a much greater ‘sense of achievement’. 

7. With hypnosis you can experience a reduction and/or elimination of cravings.
8. The ‘Success Rates’ are much higher for Hypnotherapy in comparison to all other methods of stopping smoking.4

Experience little or no cravings with hypnosis
In my two session stop smoking program, I teach strategies that help people accomplish their goals. I empower people to replace any feelings of ‘craving’; ‘crises’ and/or ‘stress’ with calm and serenity. For people that are coming into see me for stopping smoking, one of the actions I require of them, is to ‘not smoke for four hours before the session’. This means that usually people enter into my office with a huge ‘craving’, but within one minute of the session, an amazing ‘transformation moment’ happens when I help the client get rid of that feeling of the craving. Once you can control your thoughts, emotions and feelings, it is the easy to break the old habit and form a new habit of just ‘breathing fresh air’. You will be able to break those old connections to smoking by simply bringing yourself into a 'resources state' at any time you wish. Through hypnosis you can develop new neural pathways in your brain, and literally train yourself to be free from the habit. Say good riddance to bad rubbish NOW ..... without any gadgets! You can do it! I hope you enjoyed this blog, please pass onto any of your smoker friends who may benefit. Until next time, stay safe! 


4 Studies on the Effectiveness of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation. (2009, April 8). Retrieved from

© Trevor Eivers 2014
My name is Trevor Eivers and I am based in Waterford, Ireland. I am a Certified Consulting Hypnotist (since 2010) with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), which is the largest hypnosis body in the world with over 14,000 members in 83 different countries worldwide. I am also a Certified NLP practitioner. I love my job in which I help everyday people with everyday issues. Contact me at 086-8211677 or check me out online at or Facebook at :