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Fastest Growing Cause of Death for Women

Apr 30, 2013 02:36PM ● By Dr. Ginger Marable

According to the Mayo Clinic, the fourth leading cause of death for Americans and the fastest growing for women, outdistancing men since 2000, is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), consisting primarily of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

The number-one risk factor for COPD is smoking; the number-one treatment is quitting. Smokers who stop can cut both their lung function loss and the death rate expectation by half.

On the negative side for women, according to the National Institutes of Health, they are less likely to be diagnosed properly, the disease progresses more swiftly, and they experience more breathing difficulties, anxiety and depression, and a lower quality of life than do men with COPD. On the plus side, the lung function of women who quit smoking improves twice as fast as that of men and remains better longer.

More good news is that a smoker who is highly motivated to quit can do so in about an hour with advanced, personalized hypnosis by disconnecting the habit and breaking up all the triggers (first thing in the morning, after meals, etc.).

Ginger Marable, owner of Absolutely Smoke Free—1 Hour!, holds a PhD in Human Behavior and is a Certified Hypnotherapist/Smoking Cessation Specialist. With a 95 percent success Ginger Marablerate, this one-hour system offers a lifetime guarantee: If the client ever returns to smoking, s/he can have a free back-up session. More information is available at, or call 760-420-2279 for a free consultation.