Your Quit Date – Why It’s Important To Get It Right!

Jumping In, Boots And All

Most people wake up on the 1st of January, and once their hangovers clear, decide it’s a New Year and time to make a change.  This is a good thing.  It is a fine time to make this sort of decision.  However, it’s what they do next that decides if they will be successful or not.  Most smokers throw away their last pack and go cold turkey, or at best have nicotine patches to fall back on.  These can certainly help, in part, but they are NOT the be all and end all.  There is much more to know, and much more to do, before starting down the path of a successful quit attempt for the New Year; one that will become a new – and far healthier – lifestyle habit.

Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail

It’s that simple.  If you don’t have a good plan for your quit attempt, you’ll likely be lining up again next year to try it again. Now I’m not saying that you can’t just stop smoking and ‘tough it out,’ relying on pure willpower to not slip back.  I’m really impressed with people who can do this.  But let’s face it, that’s not most of us.  Most of us are fallible mortals, who need a good plan, and a fair bit of help, to make that life changing move to healthy lungs.  This is what our product, ‘The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide’ Series, is aimed at providing; a complete program to guide you to a successful Quit Attempt, and/or Lung Detoxification.

Our product will give you a tried and tested method to prepare and enact a well-planned Quit Day, utilizing the best methods and tips for your personal situation, including when to actually schedule your last cigarette.

Picking The Right Time – For You

There are many factors that you should have working in your favor to make your next quit attempt your last, and your most successful.  If you spend the time preparing – reducing stress, understanding your short and long term motivations, keeping them in mind, and organizing the right help methods to get you on the path to healthy lungs *takes breath* then you will succeed.  And the important thing is, you might spend a month preparing, but that month is not nearly as much time to expend as you would use with multiple future quit attempts, is it?

Likewise, the actual day you set is important.  Choosing a day that is, for example, NOT during a busy time at work, or not during some other event that will distract you from your goal, is very important.  Your chances of success sky rocket when you have the time to focus on quit techniques and beginning healthy alternatives, like a new exercise program, diet, or the methods presented in our product.

Just 5 More Days!

We are closing in on the release of the updated Guides for 2011!  Over the first six days of the New Year, we’ll have a series of New Year’s Resolution Lung Detox posts, all related to the new release and to starting the adventure to a healthier new you.  Check back tomorrow for the second topic in the series; Stress – A Smoking Relapse Trigger That Doesn’t Physically Exist!

Until tomorrow,

Happy New Year, stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds

The New Year, Resolutions, And Lung Health

A New Year Is A Great Opportunity

I know it sounds a bit clichéd, but the New Year really is a great opportunity to start doing something positive to help YOU – and quite possibly your loved ones – live longer, better, and more comfortably.  Some people might turn their noses up at a New Year’s Resolution, especially one made in a drunken stupor at ten seconds to midnight on Dec 31, but… if you take it seriously, and understand that there are many others out there doing the same thing (striving to improve themselves), then you won’t feel so alone in this effort.  Also, we as humans often need some sort of point to know when to start things.  New Years is often a good opportunity for this; a New Year, a new calendar, and often time off work, giving you the opportunity to read, learn and start preparing for your healthy change from a clean slate!

I am certainly making some Resolutions and sticking to them.  What about you?

Resolve To Make A Change

Change is often considered quite hard, but the fact is that change is one of the few true constants in our lives.  We keep getting older, people come and go, we change jobs, roles, clothes, even cells in our bodies – every day.  Change is always there, so we might as well embrace it, and make it work FOR us for a change! Yes OK, that is a rather circular statement – but it’s very fitting.

Change comes in two main flavors, like most things; positive and negative.  Negative change tends to happen regardless after we hit our mid 20’s; we get older, our bodies tend to become less highly-tuned, and we have to work harder to maintain them.   We have to put the effort in to effect positive change. It is always hard to star these thingst; there is a theory floating around that every person has an ‘activation energy’ to start something – akin to reaching the motivation needed to start on a new activity or course in your life.  This is always the hardest part; actually starting.  However once you get started, it gets easier.  You still need to focus on it, but it does come more readily as you go along.  Look back at all the skills you have mastered during your life so far, a common example is driving.  It was hard at first to learn, but eventually you did, and as you got better at it, it got easier.  Making a Resolution and following it is much the same.  Get past the start, and you’ll be well on your way, but that’s not all there is to know.

Knowledge Is Power

There is no truer statement.  Know what you are doing and prepare well before you start, and your chances of success skyrocket.  That is what our flagship product, The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide Series is all about; giving you the knowledge you need, and the preparation tips to maximize your chances of success with a straightforward lung detox, or a quit program and lung detox.  It’s all included.

Now the Guides themselves contain a wealth of information for you to utilize to make your Lung Detox quick and highly successful (several months rather than up to 10 years), as well as a mass of Quitting smoking help, Stress Reduction tips, and Motivation methods that should hold you in good stead as you make a grand, positive change in your life.  However, there are two new angles we are covering with our updates based on user feedback:

  1. We have added in a raft of worksheets, designed to help tailor your Lung Detox to your own situation.  We have included a ton of information in the Guides, not all of which will be relevant to your specific situation.  The worksheets will help you discover which ones will work best for you, and guide you on your personalized path to Lung Health.
  2. Some users have said there is so much good stuff in the Guide they were not sure where to begin!  Fair comment, so in the update we’re including a Step-by-step Success Guide/Wall Planner, that will help you draw the information from the four Guides together and make it work for you, with a minimum of fuss.

These are really exciting editions, and we know you’ll get a lot out of them.

6 More Days!

We are closing in on the release of the updated Guides for 2011!  Over the first six days of the New Year, we’ll have a series of New Year’s Resolution Lung Detox posts, all related to the new release and to starting the adventure to a healthier new you.  Check back tomorrow for the first topic in the series; Your Quit Date – Why It’s Important To Get It Right!

Until tomorrow,

Happy New Year, stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds

Merry Christmas From The Team @ Lungdetoxification.com

A Christmas Message

On behalf of the team at lungdetoxification.com I’d just like to wish all our readers, customers and potential customers, affiliates and anyone willing to put the effort in to improve their health now and in the New Year, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best during this festive season and beyond.

Updates For The New Year

Speaking of the New Year, I did promise I’d let slip a few more details about what improvements we are planning for our flagship product, The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide Series, for 2011.  Now research into – and the understanding of – the mental and physical aspects of smoking addiction, best practice for lung detoxification and ways of improving motivation and reducing stress does not stand still, and neither have we.  Over the past year we have brought you a cornucopia of useful information in this very blog, and we’ve collected and sorted through a mass of hints, tips and methods in this field, to bring you the best updates for the past twelve months.  Now the posts here account for only a part of this new information, the best of which is being included in the 2011 version of our product.

For example, do you need motivation to get you ‘with the program’ and keep you focused on your goals of getting healthy and detoxifying your lungs?  If so, we’ve got that covered in our new ‘Motivations’ booklet.  Through a series of thought-provoking ‘question and answer’ exercises, you’ll explore what you have to gain from quitting, staying quit, and detoxifying your lungs, and with that kept firmly in mind, you chances of reaching your health goals will be that much better.

Our ‘Quit Smoking’ guide gives you a deeper understanding of why you smoke, why you took it up in the first place, and how knowing why you did something, gives you a much stronger basis from which to leave it in the past.  In this case, knowledge really is power.

Our ‘Lung Detoxification’ booklet is the meat and potatoes of the product.  Full of highly effective methods for getting that black tar and toxins out of your lungs, ramping up your immune system action, getting your chest open and working more effectively again, and as a flow on effect, improving the health of the rest of your body.

Rounding out the Guides, our “De-stress and Mental Fortitude’ booklet will give you a ton of tips and ideas to reduce your stress levels, and give you that chance to really kick the smoking habit, and to improve your lung detoxification experience.  Added to this, is a highly informative section outlining how your mind works, and how you can take control of it.  This synergizes nicely with the motivation section, and ties the four booklets together.

More To Come…

Keep an eye out for our New Year’s message, where I’ll let you in on the new additions to the ‘Guides’ product.  They really will help your chances of successfully following our guide program, and clearing your lungs of toxic cigarette tar – fast!

So again, Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, and remember to keep us in mind as 2011 begins, as you realize you’ve overdone it a bit in the silly season, and it’s time to do something positive for your health.  It would be hard to do better than clear years of toxic smoking deposits from your lungs, and breathe easier in the New Year.

Until next time,

stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds

Good News In Several Forms – New Lung Cancer Treatment And Lung Detox In The New Year

I have some good news. Firstly, it was announced this week in the Australian Herald Sun that researchers at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, have made a breakthrough in lung cancer research. They have identified a gene that makes squamous cell lung cancer tumors (that account for 30 – 40% of all lung cancers) grow and spread. From this discovery, they are working on a pill that will be trialed in humans next year (2011).

Associate Professor Gavin Wright, lead researcher of the team that is responsible for the discovery, has said…

This is possibly the most significant finding in lung cancer, full stop. The drug, which would be taken daily as a pill, could be standard treatment within three years. Hormones bind to a receptor on the FGFR-1 gene in the cancer cell, making the tumour multiply and spread around the body. If we block the FGFR-1 receptor on the cancer cell, it undergoes the normal programmed death that tired or diseased cells are supposed to.

Two drugs, which in the past had not been identified as useful, have now been shown to block the gene. The drugs have been shown to cause squamous cell lung cancers in mice to disappear in early trials. Human trials will be held in Melbourne at St Vincent’s and at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany. So if you are near either of these two places, and have been diagnosed with squamous cell lung cancer, you could do a lot worse than see if you can get into the trials.

This is indeed good news for some cancer suffers, however, here at lungdetoxification.com we are hoping you never get to the stage of needing these sorts of drugs. So to make it even easier for you to follow our comprehensive program for quitting and detoxifying your lungs, removing damaging tar and built up toxins from smoking so you considerably reduce your chances of developing cancer, we are adding new components to our product. This will initially be at no extra charge, and will help you with motivation to ‘stay the course’ of quitting and lung detox, and will make it even easier for you to follow the comprehensive information in our Guides.

So stay tuned to the blog, as I’ll be introducing you to the new additions to our product in the lead up to the New Year.

Until next time,

stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds

Tar And Quitting Smoking – Some Important Considerations

So many people think of quitting smoking as a negative experience: dealing with cravings, fighting the habitual smoking action, adjusting your life to a different way to cope with stress, and then there’s the Tar.  It’s not something you think a lot about when you’re still smoking – it’s often no more than an inconvenience.  Brown on your fingers, teeth, and the odd bit of brown stuff in the phlegm you cough up every morning, but other than that, Tar doesn’t seem to bother you so much… or does it?

Some Facts About Tar

You see the thing is, you have a ‘secret stash’ of Tar deep in your lungs while you continue to smoke, which may have built up to truly frightening levels over years of smoking.  It’s down there in the bottom of your lungs, dark brown or black, mixed up with thick phlegm and sticky as sin, full off thousands of toxic chemicals and damaging your body with every day that goes by. Tar makes it hard for you to breathe, hardening your lung tissues to make it more difficult for you to draw breath.  Along with thick heavy phlegm (produced in reaction to irritation of your airways by smoke, known as Chronic Bronchitis), the Tar fills up a lot of the space in the alveoli – air sacks at the edges of your lungs were gas exchange takes place.  Toxins in the Tar leach out into your lung tissue and then into the rest of your body, damaging almost every part of your person and greatly increasing the risk of cancer.
Basically, you have a toxic time bomb in your lungs, and you definitely don’t want that in there!

A Common Experience

Here at lungdetoxification.com we get regular letters from users of our products, concerned when Tar starts coming away from a recent ex-smokers lungs.  Here an example:

Dear William and Mark,
I’ve been using The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide for several weeks now, and I’m concerned with the quantity and color of the mucus I’ve been regularly coughing up.  It’s thick and black, and it’s been coming up for nearly two weeks now.
My questions are, is this normal (I’m not dying, am I?!?), and how much longer will it go on?
On the up side, I am breathing a bit easier, and my chest feels a bit freer after doing the exercises you outline, so things are improving daily.
Regards,
John Coast
Miami, FL

The really important point with this experience, which is shared by most ex-smokers is, you are definitely NOT dying, it’s quite the opposite in fact. You are beginning to LIVE again! That black gunk in the mucus is Tar, the stuff I talked about earlier that you definitely WANT out of your lungs ASAP!  That’s what a good Lung Detox is all about.  Removing those toxins from your lungs, and allowing your body to function properly again.

Speaking Of Functioning Properly Again…

You know why your lungs don’t eject all this trapped mucus and Tar until you quit smoking?  Because toxins in the cigarette smoke paralyze and sometimes destroy small hairs on the inner surface of your lungs which are the lungs natural cleaning system.  Once you quit, they start to regrow and reactivate, sluggishly coming to life to start moving that vile gunk out of your airways.  Problem is, this can take up to 10 (!) years when your body is not fortified or helped in any way with this task.  You don’t want Tar hanging around in your lungs for nearly a decade after you quit; you want to get it out of there as quickly as possible, because each and every day it’s still in there,  your chances of cancer stay up, and a whole bunch of other diseases are continuing to damage your body, even though you’ve quit smoking.

So that’s why a good, well planned and well executed Lung Detoxification Program is vitally important to get you on the road to health as quickly as possible.  You owe it to yourself to give a Lung Detox a try after quitting smoking, as smoking cessation is only half the answer to improving your health.  Try our Complete Lung Detoxification Guide series for the most in depth, comprehensive Lung Detox available today.  Get that Tar out of your lungs fast, and live healthy sooner.

Until next time,

stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds

World No Tobacco Day – What Is It And Why Is It Important To Us All?

WNTD stands for World No Tobacco Day, which is celebrated around the world on May 31st every year.  It was first suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1987, when the World Health Assembly passed resolution WHA40.38 calling for April 7, 1988, the 40th anniversary of the WHO, to be “a world no-smoking day.”  In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on May 31st.  Since then, the WHO has supported WNTD every year, with each year linked to a different ‘ills of tobacco’ related theme. This year, the theme is ‘Gender and tobacco with an emphasis of marketing to women.’

Women Are Being Targeted By Tobacco Companies!

According to the WHO, women constitute one of the biggest ‘targets of opportunity’ for cigarette companies today.  The tobacco industry is constantly and aggressively looking to replace lost users – be they lost due to quitting or the half of all smokers alive today who will die from smoking related diseases.  Currently fewer woman than men smoke or chew tobacco.  Of the world’s over 1 billion smokers, only about 200 million are women!  With women, the industry simply has more room to expand.  And while tobacco use amongst men in some countries is slowly decreasing, use amongst women is similarly increasing.

The following are some frightening statistics.  Currently, over five million people a year die from tobacco related illnesses (but that won’t be you, because you’re doing something about it, right?).  Of that five million, currently one and a half million are women. Worldwide, of the roughly 430 000 adult deaths caused yearly by second-hand smoke, about 64% occur in women.   With less than 9% of the world’s population being covered by comprehensive tobacco advertising bans, and only 5.4% covered by comprehensive national smoke-free laws, that leaves a lot of young women to be bombarded by tobacco advertising, without the benefit of equivalent awareness campaigns on the damage and harmful effects of tobacco products.

To quote the WHO:  “World No Tobacco Day 2010 focuses on the harm which tobacco marketing and smoke do to women. At the same time, it seeks to make men more aware of their responsibility to avoid smoking around the women with whom they live and work.

So what does this mean for you?  Well I make the presumption that if you are reading this blog post, you’re either are smoker, and ex-smoker looking to reverse damage done to your lungs, or perhaps you are a family member or a friend of a smoker or ex-smoker you are wishing to help.  Tobacco and its ills have affected all our lives. World No Tobacco Day seeks to promote a possible future where every day is a no tobacco day. That what we here at lundetoxification.com want for everyone who visits this site with the aim to give up and get their lungs clean; a long, happy lifetime of no tobacco.

Now the WHO suggests that you abstain from smoking on May 31st.  I think this is a laudable goal.  Even choosing WNTD as your quit day is very symbolic, but seeing it’s less than 24 hrs away for most of us, and as good preparation is key to a successful quit attempt, let me suggest and alternative.  If you are a smoker, wishing to quit and stay free of the ills of tobacco, why not spend a few hours on WNTD looking for ways to support your quit program.  You can abstain from smoking too, but you need to prepare, possibly for weeks before quitting, so keep that in mind before going cold turkey tomorrow.  And for those of you who have quit and are looking to help repair damage to their lungs, do your research on how to help this course of action on WNTD.  Wherever you are on your journey to better health, pass on what you have learned to those that are likewise working towards better health.  By supporting each other on the lung health trail, we’ll all get to where we want to be sooner, and all live longer, healthier lives.

One great resource for not only quitting, but making every day a ‘no tobacco day’ is The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide. We have information on the physical and the psychological sides of tobacco dependence, the importance of stress management, using positive forward projection to keep the goal of optimal lung health in mind at those weak moments, and a plethora of tips and methods to get your lungs free of the ills of tar far quicker than your body can manage on its own.  You owe it to yourself, on World No Tobacco Day, to check it out.

Until next time,

stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free,

oh and happy World No Tobacco Day!

William Renolds

Step 1: Stop Smoking Cigarettes – Actually, It’s Not!

Is Step 1 Quitting Smoking?I am sure that 99.9% of attempts to stop smoking cigarettes – successful or not – start with a negative emotion. “What the hell am I doing to myself?” “These things are gonna kill me, I gotta give ’em up.” “Damn it was hard to walk up those stairs. I can barely breathe. I gotta quit the cigs.” Or something similar. Be it a revelation of lung damage, an angry vow, or a significant other’s ultimatum, nearly all decisions to quit and clean up your health focus on the negative aspects of nicotine dependence. Just look at the advertisements on TV; they are designed to scare you into quitting, no two ways about it.

Now don’t get me wrong; you need that critical impetus to quit and clean up your health. Sad thing is, most of us react more strongly in avoidance than we do to the draw of things that are good for us. That’s just human thinking. But if you make that negative, avoidance imperative your only motivation to quit, you are most likely doomed to failure. Why? Well it’s pretty obvious when you look at it.

Motivation fuel

When you try to motivate yourself to do something to improve your health, you are trying to enact a positive change. If you feed a positive change with negative fuel – such as all the doom and gloom of Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, COPD and Cancer, it’s like putting the wrong sort of fuel in your car. It’ll go for a little while, but then it’ll seize. That’s what happens when you go back to smoking. Your Motivation Engine chokes and dies.

You need the right motivation fuel to keep you motivated, and that’s where Positive Forward Projection and Positive Mental Conditioning come in to play to help you stop smoking cigarettes.

Positive Forward Projection

To really keep the revs up in your Motivation Engine, you need good, positive fuel. One of the best positive fuels there is lies in Positive Forward Projection. You need to think of the goal in what you are doing, in this case giving up cigarettes forever, detoxing your lungs and being healthier, feeling better and living longer. All these outcomes are highly positive, really enjoyable, and what you actually want. These are the fuel you need to put into your motivation engine when you feel your power to stay off the cigarettes flagging – you know, those times when you are stressed, tired, pushed to your limits, and the siren song of the cigarettes is calling. You need to FOCUS on the positive outcomes of staying the course. You need to be AWARE that this is important, and KEEP DOING IT, no matter what. THAT is how you stay clear of the cancer sticks, and THAT is how you don’t fall into the tired/stressed/weak – need the comfort of cigarettes.

It’s sad but true that you actually use a limited form of positive forward projection to push yourself back towards nicotine dependence. When you are feeling tired, stressed and weak, you look at the comforting effects of your nicotine fix, focus on that, and ignore all the good reasons not to start puffing again. DON’T DO THIS. The price of that small puff of comfort is all the stuff you got angry about before you quit! Focus on the long term goal – health and long life. Be there for you kids, your partner – current or future – and stay the course. Something else that will help in this is general and targeted Positive Mental Conditioning.

Positive Mental Conditioning

Did you know that you are Mentally Conditioned every day? No? Well you are. We all are. It’s just those that REALIZE it is happening have the ability to do something about it. Sad thing is, most of it is negative. Advertising especially is guilty of this. They use repetitive mental conditioning to get you to buy stuff. But you can use Positive Mental Conditioning on yourself to improve your chances of staying quit and successfully cleaning your lungs. Positive Mental Conditioning can put you in a far more positive frame of mind. And when you are looking for the positive in your life, you find it. It also make it much easier for you to focus on your Positive Forward Projection.

So, a positive attitude is key to stop smoking cigarettes successfully, and following through on a full lung detox. If you spend the time getting in the right frame of mind before your quit day, you more than quadruple your chances of quitting smoking successfully and successfully detoxing your lungs. This is so important, that it’s one of the first things we say in each and every booklet of the Complete Lung Detoxification Guides series, and we have a whole booklet that gives you techniques to get positive and stay that way. Why don’t you head over to the sales page and check it out? It could be the most positive turning point in your life yet.

Until next time,

Stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

~William Renolds