Does Smoking Cause High Blood Pressure?

Does smoking cause high blood pressure?I don’t think anyone would deny that habitually smoking tobacco helps to raise your blood pressure. There have been many studies done that show how nicotine and other chemicals can cause arteries to constrict. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know that constricted arteries means it’s harder for the blood to get through. The heart has to work harder and the blood pressure increases.

Yet how many of us may know people in their seventies and eighties still puffing away as they have for decades. Smoking clearly isn’t an inescapable early death sentence.

But statistically you are far more likely to have chronic high blood pressure and die prematurely of heart disease, or stroke, or cancer, or any number of fatal ailments if you are a smoker than a nonsmoker.

There’s no escaping that fact.


Does smoking cause high blood pressure?

But smoking isn’t the main cause of high blood pressure in the modern world. Stress is. Stress from debts, work, family, relationships … stress from living!

And there are a few things more stressful than being a smoker in the twenty first century! Smokers have become the modern social outcasts – the new lepers. That’s stressful.

Now the sensible advice from the non-smoker is simple “just quit”. But what if you love smoking. What if you need that smoke to relax and de-stress? To a person who as never smoked that probably sounds silly. But I think most smokers can relate.

I know because I smoked for more years than I care to count. And I still struggle with it at times. You never know when a cigarette is going to ambush you when your guard is down and demand to be smoked!

Hence I have put together a little book on smoking –

The Preach-Free Guide to Smoking and Quitting

The book serves two purposes:The Preach-Free Guide to Smoking and Quitting

  1. It takes a fun look at the smoking habit and explores the psychology of a smoker  (the first version of this book was writes by a former smoker). And it does it with humor, empathy and cartoons. The book will also help you understand why you smoke. Since smoking is often used as a stress buster, it should help reduce those feelings of shame and guilt we feel for smoking. And it will help reduce your stress related high blood pressure – whether you quit or not.
  2. If you are minded to butt out the cigarettes for the last time, this book will significantly up put the odds in your favor for success. It’s all a psychological battle really, as you’ll discover. You’ll learn how and why quitting smoking is no more difficult than jumping over a big puddle. It’s really that easy when you know how.

If you don’t smoke but know someone who does, it could be one of the best nag-free quit smoking help you could offer.


UPDATE: The Preach-Free Guide to Smoking and Quitting is now available as a free bonus when you buy my book:
Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide

lower your blood pressure naturallyAs the name suggests, the guide contains everything you need to know about how to lower your blood pressure and keep it low through easy, effective and enjoyable changes in lifestyle.

To make this simple and straightforward, the guide is laid out in nine easy-to-follow steps. These progressive steps are based on the principle that positive incremental change is always best in health matters.

Each chapter will take you further along the road of greater vigour and peace of mind (and a healthy blood pressure).

Click on the link below for more information (you can also download a free sample to check it out):

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally Guide
(with free Preach-Free Guide to Smoking and Quitting)

All the best,



Natural Blood Pressure Reduction Guide

How to lower your blood pressure without using drugs

There are three main ways to reduce your blood pressure permanently without taking medications. And there are three simple things you can do today to start this process.

Get all the details in our free natural blood pressure reduction guide: Start Lowering Your Blood Pressure Today

natural blood pressure reduction guide

Click here to download

This report is for everyone – whether you:
  • suffer from high blood pressure now,
  • suffer from hypertension medication side-effects,
  • want to avoid developing high blood pressure
To get the natural blood pressure reduction report click here


High Blood Pressure Remedies – Free Downloads

They say that you get what you pay for and that’s often the case when it comes to alternative high blood pressure remedies.

But occasionally a free report crops up that can be worth it’s weight in gold (speaking figuratively of course because these digital e-books don’t actually weigh anything ;-).

Here’s a short list of free downloads that will be of interest to people looking for high blood pressure remedies. I include download links so you can check out any one that may interest you. Simply click on the link and download it to a folder on your computer. You will then have to double click on the zip folder to extract it.

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First is the 12 medical breakthroughs from the Barton Health Group. A short report looking at some of the most recent and exciting discoveries in the alternative medical field. Definitely worth a look through. Click the link below:

12 Medical Breakthroughs

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Second we have a report on stress reduction. The author argues that traditioal ‘Stress Reduction techniques’ don’t work because they only deal with the symptoms, not the underlying causes. He goes on to reveal 7 mistakes many of us make that increases our stress levels and how to avoid them. This is an interesting approach to reducing stress and should be of particular interest to sufferers of high blood pressure – considering that stress is often the primary cause of hypertension. Click the link below to download.

7 Mistakes that Lead to Stress

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Then there is the spectre of heart disease and heart attacks which people with high blood pressure have a greater risk of suffering. This is a nifty Power Point Presentation that could literally save your life if you feel a heart attack coming on and there’s no one around to help or get you to the hospital on time. It only takes a couple of minutes to go through and is well worth it. I learnt something new and you probably will too. Click the link to download.

Heart Attack Prevention

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high blood pressure causes - lower your blood pressure naturallyAnd then of course there’s my own e-book, Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide

This isn’t actually free, although it’s certainly a better price than most e-books on the market (our launch price is just $27 – about £17). But you can get a free sample to start you on your way.

The free sample includes an informative introduction and the full first chapter (Step 1) so there’s plenty to be going on with. Just click on the link above to get your free sample.

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That’s all for now but I put more links up as I come across them so bookmark this page and check back in now and then.

12 Medical Breakthroughs

If you’ve got an open mind and are interesting in learning about new approaches and cures to common ailments then you’ll want to take a look at 12 Medical Breakthroughs put together by Health Guru Joe Barton in collaboration with myself.

In it you’ll find some startling discoveries regarding:

  • Hypertension
  • Acid Reflux
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Herpes
  • Lyme disease
  • and others

Grab your copy below by right clicking on the book cover below  and select “save target as” or “save as” or “save link as” (depending on the internet browser your using). Remember what file you’re saving it to so can open it and read.

You’ll need Adobe Reader to view it but virtually all Windows and Mac operating systems come with it already installed. If not you can download and install it for free. Just click on this link: Adobe Reader download.

Read and enjoy.

12 Medical breakthroughs cover

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