Smoking is injurious to health. It shortens your life span.
Still People are unable to Quit Smoking. This Article is a
help to the readers who want to Quit smoking.
Smoking triggers the urge to smoke more
leading to addiction. It is our own actions and psychologies that make us reach
for another cigarette in our pocket. If you are angry and frustrated you tend
to smoke more, as you feel relaxed. On the contrary some people smoke more when
they are excited about something. For
most of the smokers it is mandatory to smoke before they get out of their beds
and after they finish their meals. Every individual has his own conditions for
smoking. Once you fall into the trap it
gets difficult to find a way out. It’s a maze wherein you curb your urge at one
end but fail to do so at other and the fight to quit smoking starts all over
TOBACCO EPIDEMIC DEATH TOLL
100 million dead
in the 20th century
million deaths every year
action is taken:
By 2030, there
will be more than 8 million deaths every year
By 2030, more
than 80% of tobacco deaths will be in developing countries
estimated deaths during the 21st century
Smoking is injurious to health. It shortens
your life span. Each cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes. Now calculate
how much time have you already let go off your hands and try to make the best
of what is left. Protect your family from secondhand smoke and its ill effects.
NICOTINE--We all know that cigarettes contain nicotine that
enters the blood stream and reaches the brain in 10 seconds after it is
CARCINOGENS- causes cancer that leads to multiple growth of
cells in major organs of the body.
CARBON MONOXIDE- enters the blood stream and cause depletion of
oxygen in red blood cells.
Ill effects of smoking
High blood pressure- nicotine and carbon monoxide mix in the
blood stream and cause high blood pressure which causes cardiac arrest as
oxygen supply to the body parts is cut off.
Retardation of growth.
Various cancers are linked to smoking- lung cancer being the
most common, cancer of
larynx, throat, mouth, kidney and pancreas.
Wrinkles- Smoking causes wrinkles on face thus making you look
older than your age.
It destroys your taste buds.
Polycythemia- increase in number of red blood cells that causes
breathlessness, headaches, fatigue, enlarged liver.
Body gets prone to cold and cough
Respiratory problems leading to shortness of breath
Bodies as well as clothes smell bad.
Ill effects of
smoking in Females
Female infertility- It causes malfunctioning of endocrine.
Child might be born still/dead at delivery.
It can lead to miscarriage
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Quit smoking using a Mind game
Medication is not require to quit smoking if you have faith
in yourself and if you can follow simple rules when you feel the urge
to pick up cigarette. Use your inner strength; listen to your inner voice.
Feed “ I want to quit smoking” in your mind. Tell yourself “NOW OR
Say it to yourself every time you walk in front of the mirror.
Take a paper and evaluate yourself. Calculate how many times
you wanted to avoid a cigarette but could not. This will also give you how
strong is your will power.
Throw away all the ashtrays in your home.
Note down the situations when you are likely to feel the urge
to smoke. Like if smoke while driving, while listening to loud music or
Chew a gum or cinnamon till the urge finishes.
Take a mint candy after meals.
The most effective method to curb your urge is to take deep
breath slowly and exhale with your eyes closed. Think about beautiful
things in your life and feel the tension leaving your body through your
fingertips and toes. This will bring lot of positive and healthy attitude
Throw away any empty cigarette pack left lying in secret
Take plenty of fluids so that nicotine present in your body is
flushed out thus killing the curb to smoke.
If you do not smoke in front of your parents, go , sit and chat
with them till the urge to smoke goes away.
Read your favorite novel.
You might gain weight initially while you quit smoking. Watch
Article Written by: Chitra Atolia/ Shaz Qamar (Rapidmile)