Smoking injurious to health
Before mentioning the harmful effects of smoking and how harmful it is to health, let me differentiate between habit and addiction.
Habits are usually non-destructive. A bad habit is annoying and has a negative effect, but the negative effect is negligible to some extent. When a habit becomes harmful, destructive, or out of control, then it becomes an addiction.
Smoking tobacco is both physical dependence and mental addiction.
As we start smoking, nicotine reaches our brain just in a few seconds. This makes smoking very addictive and difficult to stop. The nicotine inhaled in cigarette smoke is absorbed into the bloodstream from the lungs and quickly travels to the heart and brain.
How does smoking affect your body?
Tobacco use harms every part of our body. It releases nicotine and more than 5,000 other chemicals, including various carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) into our lungs, blood, and organs.
Similarly, smoking poses a risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and safe framework problems, including stroke, pneumonic disease, chronic bronchitis), and some tumors (especially cellular disorders in the lungs)
The cause behind smoking
People say they use tobacco for several reasons - such as depression, and anxiety reduction. However, research shows that smoking increases anxiety and stress.
After quitting smoking, be aware that we may experience some physical and emotional withdrawal due to nicotine deficiency. The main concern to remember is that these side effects are short-term and will spread over long distances. Since nicotine is an energy generator, you may feel a little sluggish.
Around 3 days after quitting, most people will experience a bitter mood, restlessness, irritability, and headache, returns may come but believe me it is temporary and will be finished within 3 or 4 minutes.
Advantages of quitting smoking
When you succeed to quit smoking,
after 8 hours, your body's levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine will return to moderate levels,
empowering your brain to get the oxygen it needs. By the middle of the day, your carbon monoxide level returns and with the 24-hour mark, you have effectively reduced your risk of heart failure.
2 days after quitting, you may notice a heightened sense of smell and taste.
3 days after quitting smoking, the nicotine levels in the body go down.
Within 1 month, a person’s lung function starts improving. As the lung capacity improves, former smokers may notice less coughing and shortness of breath.
9 months after quitting, the lungs have appreciably healed themselves. The sensitive, hair-like systems inside the lungs known as cilia have recovered from the toll cigarette smoke took on them. Those systems help push mucus out of the lungs and assist fight infections.
By quitting smoking, within one year the risk for coronary heart disease decreases by 50% and After 5 years, the body healed itself enough for the arteries and blood vessels to start to widen again. This widening means the blood is less likely to clot, lowering the risk of stroke.
Smoking says a ton about our character. It shows that we can't care less about our well-being, our friends and family, and how we affect our children. There are many barriers to smoking, but there is no one to stop them. The benefits of not smoking are much more. Only a fool here will make an unacceptable decision.
Smoking is a harmful habit that can lead to severe health complications
When a person quits smoking, the body itself starts to naturally heal and recapture the vitality of a non-smoker over time. Some symptoms, like lowered blood pressure, are seen nearly incontinently. Other similar symptoms like pitfalls of developing lung cancer, heart problem, and lung complaint, take time to drop down to the situations of a non-smoker.
How can we quit smoking?
Choosing to quit smoking is a big step toward a healthier life. While this may seem impossible, it is not, absolutely not, depending on our willpower and strong determination.
The best way to quit smoking would be,
To be successful, you need to find a smoking cessation plan that works for your personality. You should quit smoking not just for your family or friends but for your healthy life which is a blessing of God Almighty bestowed just once.
When you decide to quit, these tips can help,
Get rid of everything related to cigarettes and smoking, such as lighters and ashtrays.
When desires strike, do not pay attention to them. Withdrawals are temporary, so pay attention to why we want to leave instead.
Diver your attention by keeping yourself busy and finding things to do with your hands - or play with a pencil or straw. go for a walk, watch tv. or read a book, mean be busy.
Take a deep breath for a while when you desire to smoke. Now manage to release it slowly. Repeat this several times until the urge to smoke disappears. You can also meditate to reduce baseline stress levels.
Walk with non-smokers or go to places where smoking is not allowed (such as movies, museums, shops, or libraries).
Remind yourself that you don't smoke, and don't smoke.
Don't forget to exercise, as it has health benefits and helps you relax.
Napoleon once said "impossible that is not good french" YOU too can say well…quitting smoking is not impossible, it just needs well power and strong determination. Don't leave it for tomorrow, just do it today, do it now for your better tomorrow.