Did you know that employers can legally discriminate against smokers? It’s true. Smokers cost business big bucks. Insurance can be anywhere from 30 – 60% higher to cover smokers. Typically everyone (whether you’re a smoker or not) pays for this added expense. Employees that smoke contributes to higher life insurance premiums, increased absenteeism, more time spent on smoking rituals (breaks), greater risk of occupational injuries, more disability claims, increased cleaning and maintenance cost, and more disciplinary actions.
Smokers have a short-term higher risk of stroke
Coronary heart disease including heart attack and coronary revascularization surgery. Smokers have an excess risk of pneumonia. Smoking causes about 80% of COPD cases. The dangers of smoking complications during pregnancy include premature birth, certain defects, and infant death. And if that’s not enough, more children (under 16) have asthma if they live in a household with one or more smoking parent. Children in a smoking household have a higher incidence of recurrent ear infections. This increases medical costs for the smoker and the business.
Let me repeat…Business CAN refuse to hire you if you smoke. It’s happening every day. Not only are you putting your health and the health of your family at greater risk, you are putting your financial security at risk.
Hypnosis is a proven, effective, drug-free method to quit smoking. It treats the root causes of smoking. By targeting the subconscious psycho-emotional motivations for smoking, hypnotherapy paves the way for a lasting change.
Hypnosis is a non-toxic, all-natural therapy which unlike drug interventions, yields no side-effects and minimizes withdrawal symptoms.
I partner with corporations in the Charlotte area to offer opportunities to their employees ready to make positive change. And I work with individuals ready to sleep better, breathe deeper and be proud of the opportunity to experience a life liberated from the addition of paper and tobacco.
Do something positive for yourself, and your family…make the decision to quit smoking.
* The results may vary from person to person.