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The HSE has begun a new health education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers to quit. Smoking is the single biggest cause of illness, disability, and death in Ireland.
Some years back the largest study ever conducted into stopping smoking was undertaken in the USA and published in New Scientist magazine. It studied everything from willpower, nicotine patches, and positive thinking to placebos, chewing gum, etc, and the conclusion was: “Most of the methods turned out to be hopeless, hypnosis however came out as the most effective anti-smoking technique.”
The HSE is marking National No Smoking Day, which takes place on Wednesday March 9, by reminding smokers that quitting is one of the most important steps they can take to improve their health and their quality of life.
A local pharmacy is spearheading a drive to help smokers kick the habit.
Are you sick and tired of coughing and sputtering, paying a cigarette mortgage each month, or do you simply want to grow old gracefully without the premature wrinkles, wheezing lungs, and stained teeth? If you have finally made a decision to be free from smoking and you want to kick the habit the easy way, then Irish Hypnosis could be your solution.
New research from Aviva Health Insurance reveals that a fifth of Mayo people who filled out the Aviva online health check are smokers, with a higher proportion of females (21 per cent) than males (19 per cent) smoking. The research also revealed that Mayo smokers consume an average of 11 cigarettes every day, costing the smoker approximately €132 each month and €1,584 per year, despite the continuing bite of the recession.
The Intellicig, a remarkable new substitute for smoking tobacco products, is now available at McGorisks Pharmacy, Athlone.
Hypnotherapist Patrick Fox will reach a milestone in Galway on December 20 this year when he treats his 50,000th client for smoking and weight loss, in his 21-year career.
Labour Councillor for Galway City Council Niall McNelis believes that the scale of the illegal cigarette trade in Galway city is out of control and Customs and Excise must take action to eradicate the worsening problem both in the city and county.
Meetings of the Castlebar Nicotine Anonymous will take place on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Castle Street Car Park, Castlebar.