Smoking and Lung Cancer has never saved lives. Has it? It may be true that it may relieve stress but the mechanics of it falls on deep breathing exercise which smokers do every time they inhale the deadly chemical and exhale, promoting global warming and second hand smoking.
A stick of cigarette means putting away your life seven years ahead of you. It doesn’t kill you in a beautiful way rather the chemicals namely nicotine, ,carbon monoxide, tar and lead reduces the blood flow to the skin, reducing circulating oxygen, and break down skin’s elastin and collagen. All leads to extensive wrinkling, dry skin, purple gums and lips, skin cancer and hair loss.
As a matter of fact, 30 percent of the global smoking population dies because of second hand. And in that population, women are most affected.
The two main result of this are Lung cancer (symptoms include persistent cough, unexplained fever, weight loss, hoarseness , bloody phlegm, and shortness of breath) and COPD. Lung cancer arises when there is a mutation of cells inside the lungs while COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is caused by the inability of the lungs react to breathing.
Quitting isn’t easy as cold turkey. Try a variety of quitting methods to find the very best:
Stopping abruptly. Success rate is really low and remissions frequently occur. Similar to alcohol withdrawal, smoking has its addictive state and when abruptly stopped, may cause shortness of breath and tremors.
Gradual reduction until you quit smoking entirely, choose a day you won’t smoke and stick to that day.
If you are one of those people who use cigarette sticks to occupy their hands, inhalers may be for you.
When these methods don’t succeed, consult your physician with medications for reducing nicotine withdrawal and cravings.
Do remember that when making a change in your smoking habit, don’t do anything drastic but do make your home a smoke-free zone. It doesn’t only benefit you but the rest of your family. And lastly, be confident that you can achieve your goal of a smoke-free life