What Everybody Ought To Know About Smoking In Cars With Children – Irish Ban comes into effect Jan 1st 2016

Smoking In Cars With Children Will Be Banned in Ireland

Smoking in cars with children will be banned after a bill was passed through the Dail today. This will be enforced by gardaí and carries a fixed penalty of €100. There will be tougher penalties, of up to €1,000, for failing to stop or providing inaccurate details to gardaí.

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The Protection of Children’s Health (Tobacco Smoke in Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Bill 2012 went through the final stage of its life in the chamber this afternoon, where it was voted through unanimously. The ban is being introduced to bring about a culture change so that people do not engage in the activity. The law will not take effect until regulations and measures to enforce it have been developed by gardai.

Speaking in the Dail today, Children’s Minister and former Health Minister James Reilly said the law was about protecting children and not penalising smokers.

He said:
One of the best Christmas presents we can give our children is to protect their health and well being. This important piece of legislation goes some way towards that. The purpose of the Bill is a simple one. It will prohibit smoking in cars where children are present. It will be enforced by An Garda Siochana.

Environmental tobacco smoke is a carcinogen. It contains the same cancer causing substances and toxic agents that are inhaled by the smoker. There is no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke.

Compared to adults, children breathe more rapidly and have a less developed immune system. They are more susceptible to the effects of second hand smoke. They are unable to remove themselves from risk if people smoke around them.

Children’s exposure to second hand smoke in cars is involuntary and is particularly harmful to them in enclosed spaces, such as cars. Parents and others with responsibility for the welfare of children have an obligation to ensure that such exposure does not take place.

This legislation is a reminder to people not to light up in a car with children present. Where people disregard this reminder, it will serve as a punitive measure. Again I reiterate that this legislation is about protecting children – not penalising smokers.

In order for this legislation to commence it requires the development of regulations. It will also have to be incorporated into the operating systems of An Garda Siochana. Officials will work with An Garda Siochana and other relevant Departments to put these arrangements in place as soon as is possible.

The law, which does not apply to e-cigarettes, comes into effect on 1 January 2016.

Why Stop Smoking in cars with Children?

  • Smoke can stay in the air for up to two and a half hours even with a window open.
  • Second-hand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer.
  • Exposure has been strongly linked to chest infections, asthma, ear problems and cot death in children.
  • Research indicates 300,000 children in the UK visit a GP each year because of the effects of second-hand smoke, with 9,500 going to hospital.
  • Smoking in a car creates a higher concentration of toxins than in a bar, some research has put it at 11 times higher.
  • Bans on smoking in cars when children are present already exist in some US states, including California, as well as in parts of Canada and Australia.

Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Minister Reilly said that the ban applies to anyone who is smoking in a car in a public space with a child present. It absolutely applies to anybody who has a child in a car in a public place. What we are seeking to do is to highlight it, to underscore it with law and to bring about a culture change where people just won’t engage in this activity further because it damages children’s health.

Senator and Oncologist Professor John Crown said the primary purpose of legislation banning smoking in cars with children is to educate people about the dangers. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Prof Crown said the new regulations were not about sanctioning and fining people.

Prof Crown said there are more toxic emissions within the car during the time it takes to smoke one cigarette, than what comes out of the exhaust of the car.

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A child who is in a car with a smoker for one hour is exposed to approximately the same level of hazardous smoke as a firefighter is if they’re fighting a bush fire and it is equal to many, at times, the amount of exposure that somebody would have in a pub. So all of the risks of passive smoking are amplified in the small confines of a car.

Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre offers Stop Smoking programmes for drivers. Private individual sessions are available as-well-as corporate programmes.

Martin Kiely is a full-time consulting hypnotist hypnotherapist practicing in Cork, Ireland, since 1989. He maintains a highly successful hypnosis practice and professional hypnotism training centre.

Martin is the first National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in Ireland. For hypnosis hypnotherapy services in Cork, and Ireland, sometimes it’s better to talk to a real expert and trusted authority in the hypnotism profession. If you would like to discuss our Stop Smoking for drivers programme please contact Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre today for further information or to discuss your Stop Smoking Hypnosis options.

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Take Charge of Your Problems of Daily Life – Is Hypnosis the Solution to Help You?

National Guild of Hypnotists Celebrating 65 yearsProfessional consulting hypnotist hypnotherapist, Martin Kiely, is taking part in a global education campaign to share the message that hypnosis hypnotherapy is a simple, safe and highly effective way for people to address the problems of daily life. Routinely used in the health care industry as a valued tool, by athletes to improve focus and performance and by successful business professionals, celebrities and other high-profile individuals for relaxation and stress management, hypnosis also offers efficient applications for solving the types of problems people struggle with daily.

Presented by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) (www.ngh.net), the nation’s oldest, largest and leading organization for professional consulting hypnotists, the campaign is sharing in-depth information about the role of hypnotists in helping people of all ages and with a range of problems. Cork, Ireland resident, Martin Kiely, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, is recognized for his services that help people break bad habits, establish healthy new routines and enhance their daily lives.

Among the many types of challenges that can be resolved or improved through hypnosis are: smoking cessation, overeating, emotional eating, cravings, exercise and activity levels, sports performance, stress reduction, sleep disorders, fear of speaking in public, test taking anxiety, increasing self-esteem, procrastination and other issues that hold people back from living their best life.

National Guild of Hypnotists President Dr Dwight Damon
National Guild of Hypnotists President Dr Dwight Damon

Dr. Dwight Damon, President of the National Guild of Hypnotists and one of the organization’s founders, explained, “The role of the consulting professional hypnotist may seem like a new profession in the minds of many consumers. In fact, the effective use of hypnosis is thousands of years old and is today accepted and proven throughout the medical community.” Dr. Damon is widely recognized as, “The Father of Consulting Hypnotism as a Separate and Distinct Profession.”

Martin Kiely has been a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists since 1992.  He maintains a highly successful hypnosis practice and professional hypnotism training centre in Cork, Ireland. Martin is the first National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in Ireland. He received international recognition for his work in the hypnotism profession and is the recipient of many awards. In 2009 Martin was appointed the National Guild of Hypnotists Regional Ambassador for Ireland.

Established in 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Guild of Hypnotists is the preeminent professional organization for consulting hypnotists. Over the years, the NGH has led the profession, receiving recognition in the United States Congressional Record for its accomplishments.

The organization has established a strict universal code of ethics for the profession and has developed and maintains a rigorous certification programme based on a standardized curriculum. Extensive and ongoing training is required of National Guild of Hypnotists members receiving NGH certification.

Regularly, the NGH conducts educational seminars for its members and annually hosts an international convention and educational conference that includes a three-day intensive session with an additional two-week program of study also available. Each year, more than a thousand professional consulting hypnotists attend the NGH Convention.

Currently the organization’s membership includes some 17,500 consulting hypnotists hypnotherapists, located throughout 81 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Martin Kiely’s hypnosis services in Cork, Ireland contact him directly at: 353 21 4870870 or email martin@martinkielyhypnosis.com. Find out more about the National Guild of Hypnotists at www.ngh.net or by calling 00 1 603 4299438.

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National Guild of Hypnotists Celebrates 65 Year Milestone

National Guild of Hypnotists NGH Logo
National Guild of Hypnotists NGH Logo

MERRIMACK, NH – Jun 13, 2015) – When more than a thousand professional consulting hypnotists convene this summer for learning, fellowship and networking at the 28th Annual National Guild of Hypnotists Convention and Educational Conference, they will be celebrating the organization’s 65-year anniversary. For six-and-a-half decades, NGH (www.ngh.net) has worked to establish recognition of hypnosis as a separate and distinct profession in the United States and around the world. Using safe, proven and respected techniques, professional consulting hypnotists help people deal with life’s everyday challenges, including weight control, stop smoking, pain management and a host of other applications.

Founding member and President Dr. Dwight Damon, who has been honored as “The Father of Consulting Hypnotism as a Separate and Distinct Profession,” often quotes the statement that professional consulting hypnotism is a “brand new profession that is thousands of years old.”

National Guild of Hypnotists President Dr Dwight Damon
National Guild of Hypnotists President Dr Dwight Damon

Dr. Damon said, “We believe each year’s National Guild of Hypnotists Convention surpasses those of previous years. But this year — on our organization’s sixty-fifth anniversary — we are striving to deliver a powerful idea exchange, inspiring all who are part of this event with information, motivation, vibrancy and joy that will carry them to new heights of accomplishment professionally and personally in the year ahead.”

The National Guild of Hypnotists Convention provides a platform for teaching and sharing groundbreaking professional developments, advanced hypnotic techniques and legislative and legal updates. This year’s three-day convention event will be hosted in Marlborough, MA, and will offer over 300 one-, two-, and three-hour seminars and workshops, as well as eight days of pre- and post-convention coursework. Each year, the convention attracts attendees from NGH’s global membership of hypnotism professionals, along with many interested non-members. Attendees include trained, certified hypnotists, doctors, dentists and other health professionals, educators, coaches and a diversified group of individuals interested in building or expanding their career opportunities.

Founded in Boston in 1950, and now based in Merrimack, NH, the National Guild of Hypnotists is widely accepted as the oldest, largest and most respected professional association of hypnotists in the world. Scheduled for August 7-9, the theme of this year’s convention is, “A Tradition of Excellence.” The NGH Convention is open to interested adults, 18 years of age and older, who have pre-registered for the event. To find out more about the group, local NGH chapters near you, or to sign up for the 2015 NGH Convention, go to www.ngh.net or call 603.429.9438.

National Guild of Hypnotists Celebrates 65 Year Milestone – Supported by Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre, Cork, Ireland

Martin Kiely NGH Hypnosis Training Ireland

Martin Kiely, Cork, Ireland is a National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor.

Self-hypnosis during Childbirth – UCLan leads largest randomised controlled UK trial

Self-hypnosis During Childbirth Report

A recent report was released by UCLan lecturer, Soo Downes, which reveals findings from a three year study showing the effectiveness of self-hypnosis for women during childbirth.

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A three-year NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) funded study into the effectiveness of self-hypnosis during childbirth has found that, while the therapy only made a minor difference to the number of women requesting pain relief during labour, it did have a significant impact on the women’s levels of postnatal anxiety and fear about childbirth.

Self-hypnosis came under the spotlight in 2013 when it was reported that the Duchess of Cambridge was allegedly considering the use of hypnobirthing to ease pain during childbirth. With the arrival of another Royal baby last week the study findings are certainly timely.

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Soo Downe pictured above. Self-hypnosis during Childbirth Cork Ireland with Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre Tel: 021-4870870

Published today in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the trial, led by international childbirth expert Professor Soo Downe from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and sponsored by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, involved 680 first-time mums from three hospitals in the North West. It was the largest randomised controlled trial on self-hypnosis for labour undertaken in the UK to date, and the second largest in the world.

“Adding prenatal self-hypnosis training to usual care in a UK setting does not seem to affect rates of epidural pain relief. However, the results do suggest that the therapy might reduce postnatal anxiety and fear about childbirth.”

Self-hypnosis During Childbirth Report
Self-hypnosis During Childbirth Report released by UCLan lecturer, Soo Downes – Click Image to read report

The findings show that of the women who were randomised to self-hypnosis during pregnancy, 27.9% requested an epidural in comparison to 30.3% of the women in the control group. When asked two weeks after birth, women in the self-hypnosis group had a greater reduction in anxiety and fear about childbirth than women in the usual care group. Interviews were also done with some of the women and birth companions in the hypnosis group.

The participants in the hypnosis group were invited to two 90 minute group self-hypnosis sessions at 32 and 35 weeks of pregnancy, as well as having a CD to listen to daily. They, and their birth companions, were sent questionnaires at two and six weeks after giving birth. Both the hypnosis and the usual care groups received the usual NHS care, including antenatal clinic attendances and screenings. On average, the two sessions and the CD cost £4.83 per woman.

Professor Downe commented: “Adding prenatal self-hypnosis training to usual care in a UK setting does not seem to affect rates of epidural pain relief. However, the results do suggest that the therapy might reduce postnatal anxiety and fear about childbirth, which would suggest there may be benefits for their next pregnancy. All those who agreed to be interviewed found the hypnosis helpful, both in labour and in other areas of their lives. The main issue they reported was that (even though overall there was little difference in use of pain medication) some women appeared to be so relaxed that maternity care staff did not realise they were in labour, and sent them home.”

“I would highly recommend this technique to women as I had big babies and with the help of the hypnobirthing was relaxed and in control. I used gas and air with one labour and nothing with my second.”

One of the participants, who has since gone onto have another baby and practised self-hypnosis during both pregnancies, commented: “Hypnotherapy is something that I had never considered before. I have an anxious personality and friends had suggested that it might be something that I could try, particularly during labour. The hypnobirthing script provided during the trial was easy to listen to and during the latter stage of my pregnancy I practiced it twice a day. I think that this was the key to it being successful during my labours. I would highly recommend this technique to women as I had big babies and with the help of the hypnobirthing was relaxed and in control. I used gas and air with one labour and nothing with my second.”

Self-hypnosis during Childbirth Cork Ireland Maria Williamson, a Midwife at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust who took part in the study, said: “Women and their families engaged so well with the sessions, you could see their confidence grow. Their ability to remain calm and relaxed enabled them to have a positive birth experience. For me as a midwife, to see a family begin is a privilege but to experience women and their birth companions leaving the sessions not terrified about giving birth, but actually feeling excited about meeting their babies, was truly amazing.”

Professor Downe added: “The results suggest that self-hypnosis poses no danger to participants, and that two group sessions in pregnancy along with a CD is very inexpensive. However, if self-hypnosis is offered to women, maternity care staff will need to be made aware of how relaxed some women can appear when they are using self-hypnosis, even if they are actually in strong labour.”

All of the women that took part were aged between early-20s and mid-30s. Most were White British and some were of South Asian origin. All had never given birth before and none were receiving treatment for high blood pressure or psychiatric illnesses.

Self-hypnosis during Childbirth Cork Ireland with Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre Tel: 021-4870870The study, entitled Self-Hypnosis for Intrapartum Pain management (SHIP) in pregnant nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness, involved researchers from UCLan, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Liverpool, University of York, and Lancaster University alongside East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, the Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital.

The self-hypnosis during childbirth report, which was published this week in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found that spending less than £5 on a pregnant woman can make these differences. The study was sponsored by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, and involved 680 first-time mums from three hospitals in the North West.

It was the largest randomised controlled trial on self-hypnosis during childbirth in the UK to date, and the second largest in the world.

The self-hypnosis during childbirth report comes shortly after the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child, where the use of self-hypnosis was heavily contested for their first baby, George.

The study, entitled Self-Hypnosis for Intrapartum Pain management (SHIP) in pregnant nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness, involved researchers from UCLan, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Liverpool, University of York, and Lancaster University alongside East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, the Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital.

The self-hypnosis during childbirth report sources:

UCLan News, blogpreston

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Self-hypnosis during Childbirth Cork Ireland with Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre Tel: 021-4870870

Smoking In Cars With Children Will Be Banned

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.

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The regulations laid before Parliament propose banning smoking in cars containing under 18s. A fine of £50 will be issued to people who smoke or who fail to prevent another person smoking.

MPs will vote on the plans before the election – and if they are passed the change in law will come into force on 1 October 2015.

The move comes after a free vote in Parliament in February gave ministers the power to introduce the law, although it did not compel them to.  Dr Hilary Wareing says children exposed to second-hand smoke in cars are more likely to have respiratory infections.

“The only effective way to protect children is to prevent them breathing second-hand smoke and our plans to stop smoking in cars carrying children will help us to do this.”

Why Stop Smoking in cars?

  • Smoke can stay in the air for up to two and a half hours even with a window open.
  • Second-hand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer.
  • Exposure has been strongly linked to chest infections, asthma, ear problems and cot death in children.
  • Research indicates 300,000 children in the UK visit a GP each year because of the effects of second-hand smoke, with 9,500 going to hospital.
  • Smoking in a car creates a higher concentration of toxins than in a bar, some research has put it at 11 times higher.
  • Bans on smoking in cars when children are present already exist in some US states, including California, as well as in parts of Canada and Australia.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Drivers Cork IrelandThe UK Government wants to make it an offence to sell “nicotine inhaling products” to anyone under the age of 18, except where it is used as licensed medicine.

Health minister Jane Ellison said: “Second-hand smoke is a real threat to children’s health and we want them to grow up free from the risks of smoking.

“The only effective way to protect children is to prevent them breathing secondhand smoke and our plans to stop smoking in cars carrying children will help us to do this.”

The World Health Organisation found that second-hand smoke is a “real and substantial threat to child health”, the DoH said.

Health problems have included increased susceptibility to pneumonia and bronchitis, worsening of asthma, decreased lung function, and sudden infant death syndrome, it added.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Drivers Cork IrelandThe British Lung Foundation estimates that 430,000 children are exposed to second-hand smoke in their family car every week.

Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre offers Stop Smoking programmes for drivers.  Private individual sessions are available as-well-as corporate programmes.

Martin Kiely is a full-time consulting hypnotist practicing in Cork, Ireland, since 1989. He maintains a highly successful hypnosis practice and  professional hypnotism training centre.

Martin is the first National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in Ireland.  For hypnotism services in Cork, and Ireland, sometimes it’s better to talk to a real expert and trusted authority in the hypnotism profession. If you would like to discuss our Stop Smoking for drivers programme please contact Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre today for further information or to discuss your hypnotism service options.

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Email: Martin@MartinKielyHypnosis.com

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Drivers Cork Ireland with Martin Kiely Hypnosis Tel: 021-4870870