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Matt Chow, Pharmacist CTE TTS  💊Tobacco Addictions Treatment & Support [email protected] ⬇WATCH MY WEEKLY YOUTUBE VIDEO⬇

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SMOKEFREE APP⠀

If you have Android or IPhone, check out the AddictionFix Website and download the app and get the head start on creating your Smoke-free life.

VISION LOSS⠀

The capillaries in your eye are tiny in comparison to the arteries and veins.⠀

When you smoke, these are the first things to get choked out.⠀

As a result, your eyes don't get the maximum amount of oxygen it needs, or the nutrients it needs to function properly because blood flow is slower and not as effective.⠀

Fast forward over time, the tissues of the eye get damaged and cannot thrive and work properly.⠀

Cataracts and Glaucoma--the only choices for correction are invasive surgery and eye drops you will have to use religiously for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.⠀

DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN SUCH INCONVENIENT CIRCUMSTANCES. ⠀

Stop smoking and take care of your eyes.⠀


Image Cred: Unity Point Clinic

WHAT IS YOUR VISION OF A SMOKE-FREE LIFE? ⠀

Have you only thought about what you wanted it to look like? ⠀

I want you to think about HOW to get there.⠀

What STEPS will you need to make, there might be many, but these will be the small changes you can make to START TRANSFORMING your life.

Take time to journal your progress.⠀

IT'S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE WHERE THIS JOURNEY HAS TAKE YOU FROM.⠀

You used to smoke but you're working hard to change that.⠀

It's useful to look back and celebrate your small & big wins along the way.

Try something new tonight.⠀

Instead of finding other things such as vaping, playing video games, drinking to 'replace' smoking to deal with discomfort--find new skills that will UPGRADE your life in the long term. ⠀

Try learning to cook a new dish or sign up for a cooking class.⠀

You might even like it 😉

PREGNANCY-RELATED COMPLICATIONS⠀

From ectopic pregnancies (where the fetus doesn't attach to the uterus like it's supposed to) to premature delivery to low birth weight--the toxins and carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke don't do any good for Mother and Fetus.⠀

If you had the opportunity to create a healthy pregnancy--wouldn't you do everything you could to make it happen? ⠀
More reasons to stop smoking NOW!⠀

Image cred: Unity Point Clinic

REMEMBER WHAT I SAID ABOUT A GROWTH MINDSET? ⠀

If you smoked yesterday--the point is to learn from it and push forward with creating the smoke-free life you want.⠀

Think of the times you dwelled on something you screwed up on?⠀

It stays in the past and the only way to alter the consequences is to correct how you act going forward. ⠀

So learn why you gave into a craving and smoked, and have a plan ready for the next time you are in similar circumstances.

How did your day go? ⠀

DO YOU TAKE TIME TO REFLECT? ⠀

If you are trying to quit smoking--it's probably going to be one of the most important habits to create.⠀

WHAT WORKED? DID YOU GIVE INTO YOUR CRAVINGS? WHY DID YOU SMOKE TODAY?⠀

The approach I take clients through is the growth mindset--you learn on the go, and each and every day of you trying to quit smoking is a gift to learn and become better at living a smoke-free life.

Think of all the opportunities out there when you quit smoking and have time to START LIVING the smoke-free life you TRULY WANT!

BAD NEWS MEN.⠀

While smoking can help ease social anxiety and give you something to talk about with other smokers--eventually it's going to rob you of being able to 'arise' to the occasion with your special lady (or man).⠀

Even with the best diet and exercise plan, smoking catches up.⠀

Don't let something preventable ruin your sexual health.⠀

Image Cred: Unity Point Clinic

Know the difference when you set your mind to start living smoke free.⠀

Are you taking action to change your life?⠀

Are you putting in work to create new opportunities and new routines?⠀

Are you actively changing your habits that would oftentimes cause you to smoke? ⠀

Don't continue being a "want-to-quit" smoker--deep down I know you want something more in life and right now you're stuck.⠀

You need to act to break out of the cycle and start living the life you TRULY want

Thanks Chuck' for all the great music
#gojohnnygo

A pioneer of rock and roll music, amazing to listen and brush up on some classics with today's work and training.

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