Has your veterinarian told you that secondhand smoke is dangerous to your pet? For many pet owners, becoming a nonsmoker will be better not only for their own health but that of their pets as well. If you need another reason to stop smoking, wanting your pet to have the best chance at a long, healthy life may be it. Hypnosis can help you be a nonsmoker.
A web-based survey done in 2009 of 3,293 adult pet owners found that 48% were either smokers or living with smokers. Love of their animals would encourage 37% to quit or ask the people they live with to quit if there was clear evidence that smoking is harmful to their pets. That evidence would encourage 14% of the survey responders to only smoke outside away from their animals.
The evidence is there. The toxins in secondhand smoke can cause malignant lymphoma in cats and cause lung cancer in dogs. If your pet already has some re-existing problem, the dangers are even greater.
Check sites like the ASPCA and the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center and the American Legacy Foundation to learn more about the dangers of secondhand smoking to your animals. If you are considering stopping smoking, protecting your pets is another reason to make that choice. Hypnotherapy is a great way to get a strong tool to help you and your pets BE WELL!