(NaturalNews) Most people do not realize that a single cigarette contains upwards of 600 ingredients, including acetone, ammonia, butane, formaldehyde, tar and carbon monoxide, in addition to the toxic heavy metals arsenic, cadmium and lead. Out of the 4,000-plus chemicals emitted in cigarette smoke, 69 are known to cause cancer. Poisons breathed in through the lungs are absorbed at a rate of approximately 80%, while those consumed through the diet are absorbed in the body at a rate closer to 15%, making tobacco a very dangerous route for toxic exposure.
Of course, the severe health risks of cigarette smoking are well known. The tobacco industry itself has been compelled to fund millions in promotional campaigns hammering home the numerous reasons to stop lighting up, and the warnings are everywhere. The development of lung cancer, emphysema and other smoking-related diseases pose a deadly outcome that continues to claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of smokers each year.
The reasons to quit are many, and millions have tried - often repeatedly - but most have ultimately failed. The problem is that, for many people, quitting doesn't "stick." They are just too addicted to give it up for good, even with the aid of any number of trendy (and often expensive) gimmicks.
"How great would your life be without cigarettes?"
So begins ex-smoker Sean David Cohen's book 14 & Out: Stop Smoking Naturally in 14 Days, the natural way to stop smoking in just two weeks without simply replacing one's smoking addiction with a new addiction to pills or patches. Cohen brings to paperback what he has taught for years in his highly effective stop-smoking classes: the easiest and most reliable way to truly ditch cigarettes - and the toxins that not only push smokers toward disease and death but keep them "hooked" - for good.
In his book, Cohen reveals the hidden reasons why most people continue to smoke, even when they want to, and desperately try to, quit. Addressing these reasons can allow a smoker to give up on the patch, dangerous pharmaceuticals, electronic cigarettes, nicotine gums and hypnosis that most use to try to quit smoking, and embrace the mindset that will allow a smoker to really quit - for good.
The problem is that smoking goes beyond a simple nicotine addiction. When someone just stops smoking, it allows his or her actual nicotine addiction to wear off within a matter of days. However, the ritualistic, underlying behaviors ingrained in a smoker from what could be years of repetitive, smoking-related actions are not so easy to kick. The real addiction to cigarettes lies in the psychology of their use - as a stress reliever and a temporary break. To change the cyclical breathing patterns, the routine environmental change of "taking a break" to go somewhere to smoke and the hand-to-mouth habits is much harder than to simply stop ingesting actual nicotine.
To effectively quit, a smoker must replace their ritualistic smoking habits with healthy, positive, uplifting habits and change their surroundings; otherwise, attempts to quit will be doomed to fail almost every time.
Cohen teaches 10 key strategies that will allow any smoker to break the vicious cycle in just 14 days. His formula not only involves addressing the nicotine addiction and changing out bad behaviors for good ones but also balancing and detoxifying a smoker's system to help defeat the bodily stress that can lead to an urge to smoke in the first place.
14 & Out: Stop Smoking Naturally in 14 Days by Sean David Cohen is available now on Amazon.com. Get it for anyone who has tried to stop, who wants to stop smoking but has failed without these essential techniques. The rewards don't just include improved looks, improved focus, better mood, better health and extra savings but, ultimately, a longer life.