My name is Joseph Giove. I’m a biomedical engineer and a clinical hypnotist. I’ve helped thousands of people stop smoking over the last twenty five years. I created this video series to help you become free of the habit an addiction of smoking cigarettes.
Once you have made the decision to quit smoking cigarettes, what is the most effective stop smoking timeline?
There are a number of factors that influence this. If you smoke a pack a day or less pick a day, wrap your head around the process of quitting and your commitment to quit and then just do it on that day.
If you smoke more than a pack a day is very helpful even safer to taper down to under a pack before you actually quit.
So if you are between a pack and two packs, take a week to two weeks to taper down under a pack a day and then quit. Of course pick a day before you start tapering, pick a day you will be quitting on that day.
If you are between a pack and two packs or more than two packs take two to three weeks to taper down and a good way to do this tapering is just to eliminate every other cigarette. If you smoke three or four cigarettes in the morning, smoke two cigarettes in the morning for example. Then once you are under a pack a day then that is your quit day.
If you have other addictions it becomes a little bit more complicated. Addictions such as alcohol, cocaine, meth, I suggest you quit those other addictions first. Most people don’t like hearing that, but the problem is these other addictions can often create triggers to smoke cigarettes , so you can end up going back and forth if you don’t quit these other addictions first like alcohol, meth, cocaine.
If you have a food addiction I suggest you quit smoking first because the process of quit smoking changes your metabolism and you want that metabolism to normalize over three, four weeks before you address the food addiction.
Some people have a concern about gaining weight once they quit, and it is not true that you automatically gain weight when you quit smoking. You will if you replace one bad habit with another, for instance smoking with over eating. So get your system to normalize and if you are going to be going on a weight reduction or weight loss program or even a healthier eating program, quit smoking first, wait three to four weeks, and then address the food or the carbohydrate addiction.
The reason you want to use the stop smoking timeline is because quitting smoking too suddenly if you smoke more than a pack a day is not a very safe thing to do. Smoking that much nicotine, puts a tremendous load on your heart and your nervous system and it can be quite a shock to stop that too suddenly. That is why I recommend people taper it down. So make a commitment to yourself, pick a day, follow this timeline and just do it.
Take action now to be free. If you need assistance, I help people all over the world through phone sessions and private sessions at my clinic in Northern California. Feel free to call my office at 925-215-4017 or contact me here and get ready to enjoy your freedom.