Alabama Residents Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

 “There are 4,800 chemicals that are in tobacco and we know that at least 69 of those are carcinogens.” Prevention Specialist Ovetta Coleman said.

It's one of the hardest New Year’s resolutions to keep.
But it seems many smokers in the wiregrass are actually sticking to their goal, and trying to quit for good.

“Usually around Christmas and new years the phone starts ringing and people start making appointments and asking questions about using hypnosis or hypnotherapy to stop smoking.” Licensed professional counselor Kaye Barbaree said.

Barbaree, one of the few hypnotherapists in Dothan, says she is happy to see people wanting to work on getting healthier.

“We talk about the fact that cigarettes or smoking is the adult pacifier so with hypnotherapy you go back and find what it was that started the habit.” Barbaree said.

If a person smokes one pack of cigarettes a day, this is the amount of tar that will build up on their lungs after one year.

“There are 4,800 chemicals that are in tobacco and we know that at least 69 of those are carcinogens.” Prevention Specialist Ovetta Coleman said.

Many people decided to quit after learning what's actually in cigarettes, like acetone and ingredients in glass cleaner.
But for others, they wanted to stop because of the money.

“That’s one of the main reasons the way the economy is right now 41937 a lot of people are having to quit because of the financial reasons also. “ Prevention specialist Candy Gaff said.

And if you're an Alabamian who is still working on quitting, Barbaree says you really have to be dedicated.
“When a person calls me about stopping smoking i ask them do you want to or do you need to. If they want to they will probably quit. If they need to they might as well save their money.”

If you would like to get help quitting smoking, or learn more about hypnotherapy, visit wtvy-dot-com and click on the 4 more info tab.


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